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News: Nuclear Program

Iranian Resistance revelations: A key factor behind the regime’s nuclear plight (Part II)

From 1991 onwards, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has blown the whistle on more than 100 secret and undercover nuclear projects of this regime, with the latest being “Project 012” exposed by Mr Mehdi Abrishamchi on November 18, 2013.

These revelations have been a serious factor in slowing the mullahs’ progress in obtaining nuclear weapons. Some of these revelations specifically proved the regime’s efforts to obtain nuclear weapons, or placed a serious speed bump in the path of the regime's quest for nuclear weapons. Mr Rajavi listed a number of these revelations in his December 2006 message:

- First nuclear facilities in Moalem Kalaye (1991)
- Purchasing nuclear warheads from Kazakhstan (1992)
- Continuously revealing the employing of Chinese, Russian and N. Korean experts, and dozens of trips made by the regime’s nuclear teams to these countries in the coming years
- Natanz and Arak as the biggest and most widespread nuclear assets of this regime (August 2002); this derailed all of the regime’s calculations, leading to inspections and confirmations by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
- Most important front companies involved in producing and importing necessary equipment and material necessary for the nuclear projects (February, August and September 2003), including Kala Electric in Abali registered as a watch manufacturing company, while it was actually a center to montage and test centrifuges. IAEA inspectors later on found uranium in this site.
- Lavizan Shian Center (May 2003); this was a very sensitive nuclear site for the regime, immediately demolished and even its dirt razed.
- Lashkar Abad site and its front company (June 2003 and November 2004); IAEA inspections revealed this was a enrichment center with laser technology.
- IRGC’s special role in the nuclear projects, clearly showing this project's goals and military usages (November 2003) and the transfer of 400 nuclear project experts to military industries (May 2004)
- Secret nuclear center in the Parchin tunnel focused on laser enrichment (April 2004)
- Lavizan II center where many of the regime’s nuclear facilities were transferred to from Lavizan Shiyan (November 2004)
- Hemmat Missile Industries in relation to building nuclear and chemical warheads (December 2004)
- Obtaining plutonium-210 and beryllium to build nuclear bomb fuses (January 2005)
- Top secret report prepared by the mullahs’ Majlis (parliament) showing the Majlis had learned of the Natanz and Arak sites following the Iranian Resistance revelations (April 2005)
- Producing and importing graphite necessary for nuclear weapons (May 2005)
- Importing and producing hard steel, known as marajing, to build the bomb fuselage and use in centrifuge systems (July 2005)
- Manufacturing 4,000 ready-to-use centrifuges (August 2005)
- Plans to smuggle tritium from South Korea to increase power of nuclear explosion (September 2005)
- Tunnel construction in military centers to cover up material and equipment (September 2005)
- Heavy duty press machinery to shape enriched uranium in bombs (February 2006)
- P2 centrifuges manufacturing project (August 2006)
- Re-activating laser enrichment projects (September 2006)

From 2006 to this day numerous other nuclear plans of the mullahs’ regime have been exposed, including:
- Information on 7 nuclear front companies related to the nuclear fuel cycle (February 2007)
- Secret tunnel under construction by the Ministry of Defense south of Natanz (August 2007)
- Site focused on building nuclear warheads in Khojeir and nuclear weapons command center in Mojhdeh (February 2008)
- Beheshti University as the center of nuclear research, linked to the Mojhde nuclear command center (March 2008)
- Center of Explosion and Impact Technology (Motafaz) and changes in the nuclear command center (August 2009)
- Fordo site with details; construction of this site was already exposed back in 2005 (March 2011)
- New Defensive Research Organization (Sepand) as the nuclear bomb command center, led by Mohsen Fakhrizadeh (July 2011)
- Names of 60 nuclear engineering experts in various bomb-making fields (January 2013)
- Top secret Ma’dan Shargh nuclear site in Tehran’s Damavand district (July 2013)
- Secret “012” nuclear site in Isfahan’s Mobarake district, linked to Sepand (November 2013)

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