MAPPED: Iran running FOUR nuclear sites while blasting Trump for threatening to quit deal

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Iran has hit out at Trump for threatening to quit the deal

Tehran has used the news Donald Trump is planning to decertify the hailed Iran nuclear deal to threaten a missile attack as it played the victim . 

But it would appear Iran is already failing to keep to its side of the 2015 agreement, which was the crowning foreign policy achievement of the Obama administration. 

The deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was sought to relax sanctions against Tehran on the premise President Hasan Rouhani would limit its nuclear development program. It was signed by the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany. 

But it seems the regime has failed on its side of the bargain after a report disclosed to revealed Iran is actually operating FOUR military sites for the development of nuclear weapons.

Iran’s Nuclear Core, a report published by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and compiled over the years from dissident eyewitnesses and inside sources, claims the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has continued to run Tehran’s military nuclear program in the face of sanctions and global opposition.

The report said: “Tehran has worked systematically on the various stages of enrichment, weaponization, warheads, and delivery systems. 

“In other words, Iran has been preparing itself to obtain a nuclear weapon.”

Their research suggests the regime’s military nuclear weaponisation sites are primarily located in large military installations, with five sites – Natanz, Arak, Lashkar-Abad, Shian-Lavisan and Fordow – being used to enrich uranium at various quantities and with numerous methods.


Map of Iran’s four military nuclear sites

A further four – Pazhouheshkadeh, Nouri Industrial Site, Hafte Tir and Sanjarian – which are all based in massive military complexes have also been identified by the Resistance as being involved “in various aspects” of the military nuclear weapons project.

Many, if not all, the sites are equipped with extensive underground tunnels and facilities – and can be moved at short notice should the need arise.

The report said: “This has enabled the regime to shield them from international inspections and move them around when needed.”

Pazhouheshkadeh is identified by Iranian nuclear weapons developers using the code name ‘Research Facility’, but the location is actually the main centre for tests.

Iran: Military nuclear test site PazhouheshkadehNCRI

Pazhouheshkadeh is where Iran allegedly conducts nuclear tests

The world faces a clear and immediate threat to regional and international stability and peace from Iran

National Council of Resistance of Iran

The site is located at the Parchin military complex – a sprawling military district around 30 miles southeast of Tehran that contains 12 military and missile complexes.

The NCRI report says: “In light of the sprawling size and existence of various projects and industries, Parchin has been an ideal venue for such an activity over the years, especially since it is practical to conceal a specific project in one particular area and subsequently transfer it to a new location within the complex.”

To avoid intelligence leaks, the site comes under heavy surveillance and monitored by counter intelligence units.

While tests are thought to be conducted at Pazhouheshkadeh, production of nuclear warheads is carried out at Nouri – a completely secured region covering around 120 square kilometres.

Iran nuclear test site Hafte TirNCRI

Hafte Tir belongs to the Defence Ministry

The project to manufacture nuclear warheads is called Alireza Nouri (Nuri) Industry, and has its own security and even its own military police guarding the hidden secrets.

The NCRI says “entrances to this section are closed and all coming and going is controlled”, but sources tell the Resistance huge swathes of underground tunnels and facilities have been constructed beneath the uninteresting exterior.

The report adds the warheads are being designed for installation on Shahab 3 missiles – which has a range of 2,000 km.

Hafte Tir, which belongs to the Defence Ministry, was built under complete secrecy and “one has to pass through four layers of security and checkpoints” just to get through the front doors.

According to the report, the “research site related to nuclear activities is located inside of a tunnel” of about 600 metres long, and plays a “major part of the regime’s ammunition production”.

Nouri IndustiralNCRI

The four nuclear sites are all located in military complexes

While the Sanjarian complex was previously used as the main testing site, but has since become semi-active since the transfer to Pazhouheshkadeh.

When the Iran Nuclear Deal was reached in 2015, it was described as “the most robust and intrusive inspections and transparency regime ever negotiated for any nuclear program in history”.

But the NCRI claim it is “naïve and delusional” to claim Iran has remained faithful to the agreement, adding “the world faces a clear and immediate threat to regional and international stability and peace”.

Donald Trump will spark international fury if he decertifies the deal in a move expected on October 15 – which stops short of pulling out of the agreement but gives Congress 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions.

Mr Trump is also expected to brand Iran’s most powerful security force, the Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) a terrorist organisation, sparking anger in Tehran.


Sanjarian complex was previously used as the main testing site

RGC commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Sunday: “If the news is correct about the stupidity of the American government in considering the Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group, then the Revolutionary Guards will consider the American army to be like Islamic State all around the world.”

And he warned US military forces could be in danger of an Iranian missile attack if Washington doesn’t back down. 

Mr Jafari said through state media: “As we’ve announced in the past, if America’s new law for sanctions is passed, this country will have to move their regional bases outside the 2,000 km range of Iran’s missiles.”

And Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi also promised to give a “crushing” response to the United States.