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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Qazvin (Qazvim) Underground Facility
Site 311

On September 09, 2010, was revealed the possible existence of another, previously unreported, Iranian nuclear enrichment site. Information pertaining to the site was obtained by Iran 's main opposition, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

The facility, a major top-secret and strategic nuclear enrichment site, is located 60 miles north west of Tehran, and 25 miles South east of Qazvin, in the town of Abyek. The Behjatabad-Abyek nuclear enrichment site was reported to be code-named 311.

Colorado-based DigitalGlobe released imagery of the facility taken by three different satellites. Spanning a two year period, the 11 scenes show gradual mining and excavation of what inside sources say will be three large halls, 16-20 meters wide and 200 meters long. The site also has an exit shaft and a vertical shaft. There are halls and office space facility designed to be protected from bunker buster conventional munitions with 100 meters of earth overburden and hardened blast doors.

The site has a tunnel as the main entrance, 8 meters wide and nearly 200 meters long

The site has four entrances and exits in total. Two main entrances in the main warehouse which is used for entry. One is for entering and the other for exiting. In addition, there is one emergency escape exit through the vertical shaft.

The underground facility is said to eventually house centrifuges to enrich Uranium to weapons grade.

According to the PMOI, the Iranian MoD has spent over $100 million so far on the project and is several yea taken over a 2 year period.

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