Explosion in a secret underground Iranian nuclear weapons factory

MOSCOW, (BM) – A gas explosion occurred in a mountainous area near Tehran last Friday night, thundered in the area east of the Iranian capital, where the secret underground rocket factory is located, the Associated Press [AP] reported on Sunday, citing data from the US Center for Strategic and International research, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

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Earlier, Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Dawood Abdi said that on the night of June 26, a container of gas exploded near the Parchin military base. He did not give details and did not state the reasons for the incident.

According to the news agency, the photographs taken from the Sentinel-2 satellite of the European Space Agency show that 20 km east of Tehran appeared a large area of ​​scorched earth, which was not there a week ago. The explosion occurred near the Kodzhir complex, on which, according to experts of the American Center for Strategic and International Studies, rocket production was established.

The US Department of Defense Intelligence previously claimed that Iran has the largest underground arms production program in the Middle East.

The news agency also recalls that the Parchin military base near Tehran previously attracted the attention of the IAEA. It was assumed that Iran, about 20 years ago, conducted tests on the territory of the base of components that can be used in the production of nuclear weapons. The Iranian authorities, for their part, stated that they had never tried to create their own nuclear weapons.

Parchin military complex

Parchin is an Iranian military complex located about 30 km (19 miles) southeast of Tehran.

Northwest of the Barjamali Hills brocade, the rocket launcher test site is part of the Shahid Hemat Industrial Group (PSHY) Research Center, where the signature test of the firing stand engine is likely to include technology from Russia SS– Sandal rocket was confirmed by an American spy satellite in August 1997.

On December 15, 1997, at least sixth 1997 engine tests were performed for the Ballistic Missile, required for 800 miles (1300 km) of ballistic missile. The test was either sixth or eighth in 1997 according to available intelligence. He tells Russia the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute [TsAGI] was concluded in early 1997 in order to build a wind tunnel in the SHSH, how to modify the Shahab-3 missile for Iranian and Russian missile designers.

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IAEA Inspection

On January 13, 2005, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors allowed access to the Parchin military base as a confidence-building measure.

In November 2005, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors allowed access to the Parchin military base as a confidence-building measure.

Since March 8, 2012, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and China have called on Iran to allow United Nations inspectors to visit the brocade military facility.

In early October 2014, the New York Times reported concerns about sabotage arising from the explosion that took place on the site.

In July 2015, there was a claim that there was activity in the military-industrial complex related to nuclear weapons, but the Iranian mission to the UN stated that there was no production of nuclear weapons on site and that the reactivation was misleading due to a road reconstruction opposite the Mamloo dam, not far from parchin military complex. Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Institute for Science and International Security’s analysis of satellite imagery was a lie.

The US, Iran and the UN arms embargo

Accordignt the Pentagon the United States of America will not allow Iran to buy Russian or Chinese fighter jets, regardless of whether the UN extends the arms embargo on the Islamic Republic in October.

The Secretary of State noted that the termination of the ban on the sale of weapons to Tehran would mean that he could buy fighters, such as the Russian Su-30 or Chinese J-10. According to the American politician, this cannot be allowed.

“With these deadly planes, Europe and Asia will be at gunpoint in Iran. The United States will never let this happen,” wrote Pompeo.

He attached a drawing to his publication, which depicts the radius of action of the Su-30 and J-10, respectively, 3,000 and 1,648 km. The figure shows that a Russian fighter from Iran will be able to fly to Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Italy and other countries.

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The Chinese fighter, according to this scheme, will be able to reach the southwestern borders of some countries of Eastern Europe.

Russia supports Iran

On June 24 the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov sent a letter to UN Secretary General Anthony Guterresch, in which he mentioned that senior representatives of the US State Department are promoting ideas on imposing an unlimited arms embargo on Iran through the Security Council and on using the mechanisms provided for in resolution 2231 [governing the establishment of the Joint Comprehensive action plan].

At the same time, the Russian minister emphasized that there are no objective reasons to raise the issue of the arms embargo against Iran. He recalled that the “permissive order of deliveries” of military equipment to Iran was temporary – this was done to launch the agreements reached in 2015, which is now irrelevant.

As Lavrov emphasized, the application of restrictions on the supply of arms to Iran after October 18, 2020 “was never intended, and there are no legal or other reasons to reconsider this understanding.”

“The US mission has distributed its draft resolution on the extension of the arms embargo on Iran,” the agency’s source said.

What is Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)?

Iran and the Six of international negotiators reached a historic agreement in July 2015 to resolve the long-standing problem of the Iranian atom. The months-long negotiations culminated in the adoption of a joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA), the implementation of which will completely remove Iran’s previously imposed economic and financial sanctions by the UN Security Council, the United States and the European Union.

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The agreement also provided that the arms embargo will be lifted from Iran within 5 years, arms deliveries are possible earlier, but only with the permission of the UN Security Council. The deal in its original form did not survive even three years: in May 2018, the United States announced a unilateral exit from it and the restoration of stringent sanctions against Tehran.


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