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Iran Digs Tunnels Near Nuke Complex, Raising Fears: Report

By | July 16, 2007

      Commercial satellite photos show Iran is building new dirt roads and digging what seems to be a tunnel near the nuclear materials production site at NATANZ, raising fears in Western nations thjat Iran may be poised to move those nuke facilities or materials far underground in a mountain where they couldn’t be demolished by a military strike, The Washington Post reported.

      The photos were taken by DigitalGlobe commercial satellites.

      Thus far, Iran has stiff-armed entreaties from European countries, the United Nations and United States that implore Iran to abandon its nuclear processing program.

      Iran three years ago constructed a two-entrance tunnel in a mountain near another nuclear facility at Esfahan, also creating a storage area that would be resistant to any U.S. air attack.

      Israel on June 7, 1981, bombed and destroyed the Osirak Iranian nuclear facility, fearing it would produce nuclear bombs to strike Israel. The current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said Israel should be wiped from the map.

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