INU- Tuesday at the National Press club in Washington, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) revealed the details of an underground top-secret site currently used by Iranian regime for research & development on nuclear field using advanced centrifuges for uranium enrichment.
The NCRI, is known for making reveals about some of the most significant dimensions of the Iranian regime’s nuclear weapons program.
Ms. Soona Samsami, the Representative of the NCRI in the US and Alireza Jafarzadeh, the Deputy Director of the NCRI US Representative Office made the revelation about existence of the site, known as Lavizan-3.
The NCRI announced they have found over a decade-long investigation that the secret military site has been covered up by Tehran under the guise of an Intelligence Ministry center.
The NCRI on their report concluded that the explosive revelation was result of several years of detailed work by the network of the Iranian opposition movement, the People’s Mojahedin Organization in Iran (PMOI/MEK).
The PMOI has obtained the intelligence from sources inside of Iranian regime, vetting info from scores of sources independently.
NCRI stated: “Despite the Iranian regime’s claims that all of its enrichment activities are transparent and under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has in fact been engaged in research and development with advanced centrifuges at a secret nuclear site called Lavizan-3, in a military base in northeast Tehran suburbs.”
The NCRI provided Satellite imagery of the site, its entrance, and overview of the site in the press conference. “The underground facilities are dual-layered to prevent radiation and sound leaks,” according to the report.
The NCRI said the site provides firm proof that while negotiators are working to hammer a deal, Tehran’s nuclear work continues unabated.
“Research and development with advanced centrifuges in highly secret sites are only intended to advance the nuclear weapons project,” the report states. “While the regime deceived the world into believing that it had halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003, it had been in fact heavily involved in excavating tunnels and preparing this nuclear site from 2004 to 2008.”
The Iranian opposition is urging the United States to make any further talks contingent on Iran admitting to the site and permitting the entry of inspectors.
“If the United States is serious about preventing the Iranian regime from obtaining nuclear weapons, it must make the continuation of the talks predicated on the IAEA’s immediate inspection of the Lavizan-3 site,” it states.
The NCRI has exposed some of the most significant dimensions of the Iranian regime’s nuclear weapons program, including the Natanz uranium enrichment and Arak heavy water sites in August 2002, Kalay-e Electric centrifuge assembly and testing facility in February 2003, the Lashkar-abad Laser enrichment and Lavizan-Shian sites in May 2003, the Fordo underground enrichment site in December 2005, and the Defensive Innovation and Research Organization, SPND, in July 2011.