Skip to comments.Blast hits key Iranian nuclear site?
Posted on 01/26/2013 4:30:57 PM PST by Bevo
Blast hits key Iranian nuclear site?
US-based website WND says mysterious explosion destroys large part of Fordo nuclear facility. Report uncorroborated by any official Western source
Ynet Published: 01.26.13, 23:12 / Israel News
WND, an American news website affiliated with the Right, reported Friday that a mysterious explosion has destroyed a significant portion of Iran's Fordo nuclear facility considered Tehran's most fortified facility.
The website alleged that Hamidreza Zakeri, formerly with the Islamic Republic's Ministry of Intelligence and National Security, confirmed that the facility was hit, but the report has not been corroborated by any Western source.
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The website further said that its Iranian source pegged the blast as taking place last Monday at the eve of Israel's general elections.
Tehran believes the blast was the result of sabotage, the report said.
Fordo is considered to be Iran's second-largest nuclear facility and the site of the 2,700 centrifuges, all enriching uranium to 20% level at which it can be weaponized.
Iran's nuclear facility in Natanz has more than 10,000 centrifuges.
Fordo which has been carved into the belly of a mountain is considered impregnable to airstrikes and most bunker-buster bombs.
"The blast shook facilities within a radius of three miles. Security forces have enforced a no-traffic radius of 15 miles, and the Tehran-Qom highway was shut down for several hours after the blast," the report said.
WND stressed that "news of the explosion has not been independently verified," adding that Iran is "aware" of Israel and the West's desire to incapacitate its nuclear program
Hmmm...swamp gas perhaps?
this thread us useless with out pics!
It happened again?
I wonder if anyone has current sattilite pictures yet?
We could find no seismic record of a tremor at the time (within a week) or near the place of the supposed explosion. It is possible the geographic coordinates were wrong, or the explosion was of a sort that didn’t shake the ground.
Is the headline a statement or a question?
Just think of what a paradise Iran could be for it’s citizens if they were not pissing away their money on Centrifuges.
Fordo, Iran is at this location... 25-JAN-2013 12:11:24 31.76 50.95 5.1 10 0 NORTHERN IRAN http://www.iris.edu/seismon/eventlist/index.phtml?region=Central_Asia&lon=50.95&lat=31.76
Hopefully, they had a critical geometry accident. If so, it will be red-smoking-hot radioactively for a long time.
Hmm, 5.1 on the Richter scale. That would have been a BIG boom.
Haji’s out lighting curry farts again.
“I wonder if anyone has current sattilite pictures yet?”
let me rephrase my first comment.....this thread is useless without current sattilite pictures!!
Toooooo much Couscous