Israeli Intel Co, US Think Tank Publish Sat Images of Alleged Activity at ‘Secret Iran Nuclear Site’

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The Biden administration has been negotiating a possible US return to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or Iran nuclear agreement. Washington’s Israeli allies have fought tooth and nail to stop this from taking place, citing the Islamic Republic’s alleged plans to build a nuclear bomb. Tehran has denied any ambitions in that direction.

Private Israeli intelligence outfit The Intel Lab has released what it says are satellite pictures of an alleged secret Iranian nuclear site in the village of Sanjarian outside Tehran, suggesting that the images, which show “buildings involved with” Iran’s “nuclear weapons” project and activity around them in recent months, should “raise alarms” for International Atomic Energy Agency officials meeting in Vienna.

The images, snapped by private US satellite imaging firm Maxar Technologies, first published by Fox News, and analysed by The Intel Lab in cooperation with the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), a Washington-based think tank, were reportedly taken on 15 October 2020, 18 January 2021 and 29 March 2021, and appear to show construction activities in and around the facility, which is characterised as a “Probable Nuclear Program-Related Concealment Site”.

The alleged Sanjarian facility, first reported on by Mossad in 2018 as Israel lobbied the Trump administration to scrap the JCPOA agreement, was reportedly found out…

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