Skip to comments.Iran atomic chief says 'explosives' cut power at facility (is this the beginning)
Posted on 09/17/2012 8:21:39 AM PDT by AmonAmarth
Explosive blasts destroyed power lines to Iran's underground nuclear facility at Fordo last month, the head of Iran's atomic agency said at a meeting of UN atomic agency member states Monday.
"On ... 17th August 2012, the electric power lines from the city of Qom to the Fordo complex ... were cut using explosives," Fereydoon Abbasi Davani told the 155-nation International Atomic Energy Agency gathering in a speech.
Davani did not accuse anyone of sabotage, but in the past Iran has claimed both Israel and the United States were behind the assassinations of nuclear scientists and computer viruses targetting its facilities.
The day after the power line blasts, "agency inspectors requested to conduct an unannounced inspection. Does this visit have any connection to that detonation?" Abbasi said through an interpreter.
"It should be reminded that the same act had been performed on the power lines to the Natanz facilities."
Fordo is a key site in Iran's nuclear programme, dug deep into a mountain to protect it against air strikes and enriching uranium to purities of 20 percent, a short step from the 90 percent needed for a nuclear weapon.
Iran says its nuclear programme is peaceful and that uranium enrichment is for power generation and medical purposes.
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It happened a month ago.
But it was not reported until today.
... oh, and baby milk... did we forget to mention "baby milk"?...
Fordo is a key site in Iran’s nuclear program, dug deep into a mountain to protect it against air strikes and enriching uranium to purities of 20%, a short step from the 90% needed for a nuclear weapon.
Don’t they ever learn? Saddam had the power lines leading to his separation facility (prior to the 1991 war) buried to avoid detection. The IEEE Spectrum published an article that said at the time of the Gulf War I, Saddam was about a year away from a nuclear weapon. If he had waited a few months, Kuwait would now be his 19th Province, and Saudi Arabia would be his satellite and Hillary Clinton would be Ambassador for life.
I bet it gets dark under that mountain without electricity.
The glow from their radiation suits should be adequate.