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WAR: Iran: Uranium Enrichment Plant Underground

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posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 05:54 PM
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Iran has admitted a uranium enrichment plant in the central part of the country is buried underground. The comments made by an official indicated that the basing is for protection from air strikes, but denies the use of the base is used to produce nuclear weapons.
 



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NATANZ, Iran - An Iranian official confirmed Monday a uranium enrichment plant in central Iran is underground as a protection against air strikes, but insisted that is not a sign the program aims to produce nuclear weapons.

U.S. officials have said building nuclear facilities underground is inconsistent with Iran's contention its atomic program is intended only for the generation of electricity. The Iranians deny Washington's accusation that they are trying to build nuclear weapons.

Ali Akbar Salehi, a nuclear affairs adviser to the foreign minister, said U.S. and Israeli threats forced Iran to take precautions to protect its technology, including the string of centrifuges used to enrich uranium — a process that can produce fuel for nuclear reactors that generate electricity but also make material suitable for atomic warheads.


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Its interesting that Iran is choosing to publicly disclose where its placing its underground facilities. No doubt that they are well aware of US satellite capability and can hide some tunneling. Or this is simply an elaborate ruse to keep attention away from other areas.




posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 06:16 PM
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well we do have ground penetrating radar so we'd know if it was a ruse and have bombs designed to penetrate hardened bunkers so this was foolish to say if its true.



posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 06:44 PM
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The underground facility has been known about widely since at least August 2002,




Glad to see yahoo is catching up with the news



posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 06:46 PM
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until there is a nuclear attack or a testing of one of these weapons, we will never know if it is "for electricity" or for nuclear weapons...

i think it is for nuclear weapons...





posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 07:59 PM
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Originally posted by namehere
well we do have ground penetrating radar so we'd know if it was a ruse and have bombs designed to penetrate hardened bunkers so this was foolish to say if its true.


Ground penetrating radar only goes down so far...... As do the bombs. If the current series of bunker busters could take out truly deep hardened sites, shy would they be interested in burrowing nukes?



posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 08:01 PM
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Originally posted by Phoenix

Glad to see yahoo is catching up with the news


Actually the intial story is from the AP wire



posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 08:25 PM
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Here's the $64 dollar question: If Iran is pursuing nuclear power for "peaceful" means and intentions, why do they have a uranium enriching facility/plant?

Putting it underground is self-evident in regards to the initial question asked.



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[edit on 7-3-2005 by Seekerof]



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