National Council of Resistance of Iran says Iran has been hiding from the West an “underground top-secret site” that is enriching uranium.
A group of Iranian dissidents said on Tuesday that Iran has an “underground top-secret site” that is enriching uranium intended for nuclear weapons and which has been hidden from the West for years, Fox News reports.
According to the Iranian opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the complex, called Lavizan-3, is right outside Tehran, “buried deep underground in tunnels and underground facilities” with “radiation-proof doors” to prevent any leaks that could be detected by the United Nations International Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors.
“This site must be inspected,” Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director of the NCRI’s Washington, DC, office, said, according to Fox News.
“There is no way in the world you can assure Tehran is not developing nuclear weapons if you can’t inspect those sites, especially if you are talking about a regime that has over two decades of a track record of lying and cheating and deceiving the whole world,” he charged.
The NCRI describes the underground complex as having an elevator that “descends several stories, deep underground, and opens into a 650-foot tunnel, which leads to four parallel halls. Because the ground is inclined, the halls are deeper underground,” by as much as 164 feet below the surface.
The NCRI also said it smuggled out a photograph showing a 1-foot thick lead-lined door that shields the complex from radiation, and that the secret rooms and hallways are insulated for sound and radiation leaks so that they would remain undetected.
Full article: Iranian Dissidents: Iran Has a Secret Underground Nuke Site (Arutz Sheva 7)