Intel on Iran’s nuclear weapons program: An endless do-loop

Blah blah blah Parchin yada-yada.

Maybe we know more now about something that started 12 years go.  That would be nice.  The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), which follows the Iran nuclear problem closely, believes it has identified a building where IAEA has information that explosive tests have been conducted for a nuclear warhead detonator.  ISIS issued a report on 13 March highlighting the building in imagery near the Parchin weapons facility southeast of Tehran.

An interesting aspect of the ISIS analysis is the fact that the building in question is located well outside the main area of the Parchin facility.  Basically, it is in an area the ISIS analysts had apparently not reviewed before, Continue reading “Intel on Iran’s nuclear weapons program: An endless do-loop”

New imagery of Esfahan shows no destruction at uranium facility

Not hurt put on Esfahan UCF.

As previously reported, the UK Times reported in late November that satellite imagery showed “billowing smoke” and destruction at Iran’s uranium conversion facility (UCF) east of Esfahan.

The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) has a report out today, however, with new commercial imagery showing no destruction whatsoever at the UCF.  The imagery date is 3 December, five days after the blast.

As readers can see, Continue reading “New imagery of Esfahan shows no destruction at uranium facility”

That uranium conversion facility at Esfahan? Not a priority target

Whoi’s hitting non-priority targets?

I’m posting a comment on this because a UK Times reporter has reported being told by Israeli intelligence that the explosion that rocked Esfahan on Monday damaged the compound with the uranium conversion facility (UCF).  (The Times article is reprinted at The Australian.)

The first affirmative quote offered in the article is in this sentence:

Israeli intelligence officials told The Times that there was “no doubt” that the blast struck the nuclear facilities at Isfahan and that it was “no accident.”

Later, an Israeli intelligence source is quoted as follows: Continue reading “That uranium conversion facility at Esfahan? Not a priority target”