Opposition: Iran Accelerating Nuclear Weapons Program (JEWISH PRESS) By: Yochanan Visser 05/14/12)
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A new report on the Iranian nuclear arms program compiled by the
Iranian opposition group Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) shows that Iran is
in fact accelerating its efforts to build a nuclear bomb.
MEK is known for its ties with the CIA and the Mossad and was
responsible for the revelation of the Natanz uranium enrichment plant
The report was obtained by two major Western outlets, the German
paper Die Welt and the Jerusalem Post.
The Post revealed that the headquarters of the Iranian organization
dealing with the development of a nuclear weapon (known by its Farsi
acronym SPND) is based in Mojdeh, a military facility near Tehran.
SPND has seven sub-divisions, each of them dealing with a different
element of the process needed for building a nuclear weapon.
The MEK report appeared three days after a publication by the
Washington based Institute for Science and International Security
(ISIS) about the ‘washing’ of a building at Parchin, a military
complex southeast of Tehran. The IAEA suspects that this building
contains an explosive chamber used to carry out nuclear arms related
experiments and has repeatedly demanded access to the complex. Iran
has not yet complied with this demand.
These revelations come a few days before Iran and the major world
powers are to resume their talks about the Iranian nuclear program.
EU’s foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton last Friday expressed
optimism about these talks.
She said: “my ambition is that we come away with the beginning of the
end of the nuclear weapons program in Iran.”
Ashton’s use of the term ‘nuclear weapons program’ however, clearly
went beyond the usual EU description of Iranian nuclear activities.
Iran expert Emanuele Ottolenghi expects the MEK report to be a game-
changer in Western perceptions of Iran’s nuclear program.
Meanwhile, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continued his
rhetoric against Israel, calling the Jewish state a ‘mosquito’.
During the same speech Ahmadinejad made a veiled remark about certain
developments in Iran that would enable Iran to become a “developed
country.” As a result, he said, “Iran’s enemies would not be able to
challenge the Islamic Republic anymore.” (© 2012 JewishPress.
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