20/11/2013 – To counter Iran’s diplomatic offensive regarding the regime’s nuclear programme, thePeople’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK) is seeking to disclose some of its secret aspects. For instance, what is taking place at the Center for Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (the SPND in Farsi, a former physics research centre) on Avenue Mojdeh in Tehran.
According to the MEK, which is often well-informed, the most sensitive activities in the centre, which comes under the authority of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a key figure in the regime’s nuclear programme, was secretly moved in September to new premises three kilometres away in front of the Chamran hospital.
This preventive move was reportedly aimed at duping inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency just as the head of Iran’s delegation in Geneva, Abbas Araghchi, was saying the government was now ready to accept random controls of its facilities under a “normalization” plan he discussed with the “5-1” group in the Swiss city.
A list of around 100 engineers belonging to seven SPND departments was also established (see list here). The Mujahedin’s objective is to underscore the military nature of these experts’ work, especially in detonation and high precision metallurgy.