Monday, August 22, 2011

Iran Begins Transferring Centrifuges to Fardu Underground Bunkers

Iran has started moving its uranium enrichment centrifuges from Natanz to the newlybuilt underground bunkers at Fardu, near the holy city of Qom. The Director of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani made the announcement in Tehran.

"Transferring Natanz centrifuges to Fordu is under way with full observance of standards," Abbasi-Davani said [IRIB, 22 August].

Tehran announced in June that it was planning to triple its capacity to enrich uranium to 20 percent grade purity. The Fardu facilities are designed to house the high-grade centrifuges. Iran says it needs the higher-grade fuel for its medical research reactor. The West believes Iran’s current state of medical research does not require all the fuel and the country is preparing enough fuel for an eventual enrichment to 90 percent purity used in nuclear weapons.


Anonymous said...

Oh, they have been moved last weeek !

Its just been claimed to hope the US to send some drones and planes to check their radars and etc.

And they did and were spotted and shot at and let go to return at the borders, until they realized its too late.....but all seems to work for Iran as planned.

Anonymous said...

The Mullah's are shitting their pants.

Anonymous said...

"The Mullah's are shitting their pants."

The Mullahs actually supported the revolutionaries...

Anonymous said...

Iran testing new radars !


Anonymous said...

----"Iran testing new radars !"---

new for Iran maybe, decades behind the real world.

the Russians cancelled the sale of the S-300 systems which would have provided pretty good protection for Iran for maybe 4 days.

Beginning testing of some home-made stuff possibly nearly as good as the Russian system from the 1980s and maybe up and online in 5 or 6 or 12 years will work pretty good in case of attack from Eritrea or someplace like that.

Anonymous said...

Nothing is new all old hat from 1960s and early 1970s.
They built this anti aircraft gun saying it was new system but it was found later it was exact copy of early 1940s world war two gun from Russia!

Ronnie said...

I guess, Iran is using as a political tool the same nuclear ambiguity as Israel did for a long time, until christian-converted technician Mordechai Vanunu revealed all that israeli nuclear weapons stuff at Dimona.
Actually it is not necessary for Iran to really build nuclear weapons. It is completely sufficient as a deterrence if Iran manages to convince all its enemies that Iran any time has the capacity to build nuclear weapons in a short amount of time if there should arise a need to do so.