'Iran secretly building underground N-plant'

The People’s Mujahedeen of Iran, which had previously revealed secret atomic plants at Natanz and Qom that the Iranian regime subsequently acknowledged, has said that it has already passed the information about the new “weapons programme” to the US government, The Telegraph reported on Friday.

The site, code-named 311, is set inside a military base near Abyek, 120 km outside the capital, and consists of a series of four bombproof tunnels made from reinforced concrete set 200 metres deep inside a desert ridge.

“This is certainly part of the secret weapons programme,” said Alireza Jafarzadeh, a spokesman for the group who presented photographs of the site in Washington. “It’s just moved underground, in tunnels, hidden from the outside world.”

The exiled opposition group with an extensive network inside the country, said Tehran launched construction at the facility in 2005 and had spent $100 million on the tunnels.
The outfit is a radical but deeply rooted enemy of Iran. Its armed wing Mujahedeen e-Khalk is proscribed as a terrorist organisation in the US.

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