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16 Oct, 16 tweets, 15 min read
1) Sona Samsami, NCRI’s rep. in the US: New information received from sources within the #Iranian regime reveals that a new center has been built to continue its work for the weaponization of the Iranian regime’s nuclear program.
#Nuclear #Iran…
2) .@A_Jafarzadeh: Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (Sazman-e Pazhouheshhaye Novin-e Defa’i), known by its Persian acronym SPND, is the institution within the Ministry of Defense pursuing this project.
#Nuclear #Iran…
3) .@A_Jafarzadeh: According to top-secret intelligence obtained by the network inside Iran of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, (PMOI/#MEK) from within the regime, SPND has continued its work following the JCPOA.
#Nuclear #Iran…
4) .@A_Jafarzadeh: The structure and the personnel of SPND remain intact and part of the institution has been expanded. Brig. Gen. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Mahabadi continues to remain the head of this organ.
#Nuclear #Iran…
5) .@A_Jafarzadeh: Thus, the JCOPA notwithstanding, the Ministry of Defense and the IRGC have maintained their capabilities to build nuclear weapon.
#Nuclear #Iran…
6) .@A_Jafarzadeh: SPND has built a new site. The new site is in Tehran’s Sorkheh-Hessar area. The construction of the site started in 2012 and continued for several years.
#Nuclear #Iran
7) .@A_Jafarzadeh: The location of this new site is north of Khojir site, which is the largest complex manufacturing ballistic missiles for the Hemmat Missile Industry and Bakeri Missile Industry.
The new SPND site shown with a circle, to the south is Khojir site
#Nuclear #Iran
8) .@A_Jafarzadeh: Around 2017, some sections of various groups of SPND, including the geophysics, known at the Chamran Group gradually moved in, as the construction of other sections of the site were later completed.
#Nuclear #Iran…
9) .@A_Jafarzadeh: By transferring parts of SPND, the area around the activities has expanded. By being located in a military area, it has found an appropriate cover to keep commutes by, and the identities of, the personnel working there a secret
10) .@A_Jafarzadeh: More on the activities of the geophysics group of SPND: its head is Dr. Mohammad Javad Zaker, Deputy Hamed Aber. Its task, underground nuclear tests, discovery of underground tunnel, registration of impact of explosions
#Nuclear #Iran…
11) .@A_Jafarzadeh: SPND’s Marivan (Abadeh) site. Locals are prohibited from entering this region, which is cordoned off with barbed wired fences. Stone mines in the region also owned by IRGC.
#Nuclear #Iran…
12) .@A_Jafarzadeh: Site linked with the activities of the Center for Research and Expansion of Technologies on Explosions and Impact (METFAZ). Key METFAZ expert, Saeed Borji, who worked on high explosive testing involved with Marivan.
#Nuclear #Iran…
13) .@A_Jafarzadeh: Saeed Borji and two other SPND experts, Khodadad Meihami and Hossein Ghafouri, worked on a project related to METFAZ in 2011. The project in SPND’s internal reports named Ahmad-Abad. Ahamd-Abad is most likely the Abadeh site.
14) .@A_Jafarzadeh: After the IRGC became aware that this site had been revealed, it destroyed all the facilities on the location in July 2019, because those facilities could have proven that tests related to nuclear weapons were conducted.
#Nuclear #Iran…
15) .@A_Jafarzadeh: June 2019 Satellite imagery shows the facilities existed, but they were razed to the ground completely by the IRGC in July 2019. After a year of sanitization, Tehran allowed the IAEA access on August 26, 2020.
#Nuclear #Iran…
Read: "Iran’s New Centers To Continue Nuclear Activities"
#Nuclear #Iran…

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