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August 23, 2012 3:45 pm

Report: Iran Increases Nuclear Capacity at Underground Fordo Plant

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Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi. Photo: wiki commons.

Haaretz/Reuters – Iran has installed many more uranium enrichment machines in an underground bunker, diplomatic sources said on Thursday, potentially paving the way for a significant expansion of work the West fears is ultimately aimed at making nuclear bombs.

Several sources said Iran had put in place additional enrichment centrifuges in its Fordow facility, buried deep inside a mountain to protect it against any enemy strikes. One source suggested it involved hundreds of machines.

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