(According to a report by Reza Kahlili, former CIA spy in Iran, published in WND.)
Is the United States government hiding the reality of Iran’s nuclear program? Is it inevitable that they will have the ability to build and launch these weapons of mass destruction in the very near future?
The answer, according to one of America’s foremost experts on nuclear weapons is yes. He based his opinion after examining aerial views of Iran’s nuclear facility called “Quds”.
In an exclusive March 20 report with updates on March 24, March 25 and April 10, WND revealed the vast “Quds” site. Iranian scientists are trying to perfect nuclear warheads at this underground facility previously unknown to the West.
WND has a source inside Iran’s Ministry of Defense. He says that the facility is approximately 14 miles long and 7.5 miles wide. Inside the compound are two facilities built deep inside the mountain. Inside these hardened tunnels are 380 missile silos/garages. The facilities are surrounded by barbed wire, 45 security towers and several security posts.
The most frightening part of his story is that Iran has already succeeded in increasing uranium stockpiles into “weapons grade”.
He also claimed that they possess 24 kilograms of plutonium, enough for producing several atomic weapons, which he says are in the final stages of completion.
An unnamed source, who worked as an expert for the U.S. Nuclear Agency, told WND that the facilities appear similar to what he inspected in Russia. These hardened tunnels are used to house missiles which can be quickly deployed, and are defensible from aerial attack.
“I understand exactly what Iran has at the site … (including) a very important part of the structures … the apparent hardened underground stub tunnels for secure storage of mobile systems which can be quickly moved to launching sites.”
The source said that Iran is working in close collaboration with North Korea, and certain members involved in the Chinese programs to develop weapons. He said that soon he will be able to reveal the context of their association. He said he will also be able to pass along information as to the plans and timing of Iran and North Korea’s efforts to arm missiles with nuclear warheads.
Fritz Ermarth, who served in the CIA and as chairman of the National Intelligence Council, reviewed the satellite photos and said, “This imagery strongly suggests that Iran is working on what we used to call an ‘objective force’, a deployed force of nuclear weapons on mobile missiles, normally based in deep underground sites for survivability against even nuclear attack, capable of rapid deployment.”
“This open-source analysis by itself illustrates that Iran is very serious about building survivable facilities for its nuclear enterprise,” said Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, the executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, a congressional advisory board. Pry, who has served with the House Armed Services Committee and in the CIA, also reviewed the imagery and added, “The location of the site amid an Iranian missile armory, protected by a vast array of defensive and offensive missiles, is consistent with the intelligence reporting that the site is for the final stages of nuclear weapons development. The complex appears to be the most heavily protected site in Iran.”
“Reza Kahlili (who revealed the Quds site) has provided the West with one of the most critical pieces of evidence of the Iranian government’s drive to break out its nuclear development into a fully operational capability,” said Maj. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney (Ret.). “All the red lines have been crossed. Beware America, Israel and the West, a nuclear Iran is here!”
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