Tabas had been reported as a possible site of a nuclear reactor of North Korean orgin. The November 1995 report by Iran Brief stated that Iran has built two underground reactors and possibly an underground calutron uranium enrichment facility. The two underground reactors were thought to have been built with the help of North Korean Air Force Commander General Cho Myong Rok. Iran was said to have built one of the reactors in the desert near Tabas in a nuclear complex constructed with Chinese and North Korean assistance. The report also said that in February 1994, North Korea and Iran signed a nuclear cooperation agreement, according to South Korean and Arab media sources. This claim remained unconfirmed in subsequent reporting, and was probably unfounded speculation.
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