Modern Defensive Readiness and Technology Center
On November 17, 2004, Mohammad Mohadessine (Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committe of the National Council for Resistance in Iran) released a report anouncing that the NCRI had discovered a site in NE Tehran called the "Modern Defensive Readiness and Technology Center (MDRTC). This report gave information as to the sites location, background and development, and staff. In addition, the report provides background information on Iran's secret nuclear program.
The center is located opposite Nobonyad Area, Mozhdeh Street, Lavizan District, Tehran.
Background and Development:
The Iranian Defense Ministry has long been using a site secretly in Shian District northeastern of Tehran for its activities until March 2003 when the PMOI and the Iranian Resistance disclosed the information about the above site and announced that it was a center used by the Defense Ministry for technical research and banned activities to achieve weapons of mass destruction. Following the disclosure of the site, the Defense Ministry moved the equipment out of the site and demolished the premises to stop further information of the secretactivities being leaked out.
Prior to the demolition, the ministry moved the nuclear activities to the secret site of the MDRTC in the MD Ordnance Factory Support Center. The support center consisted of three battalions called Beheshti, Troop Transport and Heavy Transport. The battalions were ordered by Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani to evacuate the place a year and a half ago and they were replaced by the MDRTC. The site is located in a 60 acre area and has three entrances in Mozhdeh Street.
Fakhri Zadeh (in charge of the Ministry of Defense nuclear activities and is the chairman of The Modern Advanced Defensive Technology Center)
Fereydoon Abbasi (a prominent expert in The Modern Advanced Defensive Technology Center. He is also the deputy chairman of the Iranian Physics Society)
Mansoor Asfari (a laser expert in The Modern Advanced Defensive Technology Center and works under the supervision of Fakhri Zadeh)
Majid Reza Zadeh (closely cooperates with Mohsen Fakhri Zadeh in The Modern Advanced Defensive Technology Center)
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