There seems to be no end to the controversial Iranian nuclear program. The United States and Israel have their own strategies about Iran, while it is completing its different tasks speedily. For the first time, Iran confirmed on Thursday that it had finished installing uranium centrifuges at one of its underground nuclear facilities in Fordo. Iranian authorities appear to be determined to go ahead with their plans regardless of concerns expressed by the international community over the nuclear program.
The US and Israel suspect that Iran is developing nuclear weapons and therefore it is necessary to stop the country from doing so. On the other hand, Iranian officials claim that the country’s nuclear program is for peaceful purposes and it is a right of the country to pursue the technology. Iranian authorities say they don’t desire to develop atomic bomb; rather, are focused on getting nuclear energy from the program to fulfill growing energy needs of their people. Iran also claims to use the technology for medical research and treat lethal diseases like cancer and diabetes. Even Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khamenei has said that it is against the teachings of Holy Quran and Prophet Muhammad to develop atomic bomb.
Despite all these assurances, Israel and the US remain skeptical about intentions of Iranian authorities. The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Fereydoun Abbasi told Fars News agency on Thursday that Iran is completing its nuclear activities regardless of the negative Western media propaganda about the country’s nuclear program. He was speaking to reporters after a cabinet meeting in Tehran. In the recent development, Iran has finished installing uranium centrifuges at Fordo. It may be pertinent to mention here that Fordo is one of the most important Iranian nuclear sites. The centrifuges at the Fordo are located deep underground, at an estimated depth of 80 meters.
A number of defense analysts and experts believe that it is almost impossible to destroy the Fordo nuclear site in an aerial attack.