Report: Iran resumes production at nuclear site
The head of the IAEA said last month that its monitoring program at the facility was 'no longer intact'
Iran is resuming production of advanced centrifuges at a nuclear site that the regime accused Israel of blowing up in June.
According to The Wall Street Journal (The Journal), unidentified diplomats familiar with Tehran's activities claimed that the Karaj facility in northern Iran restarted in August, and operations have since ramped up.
The sources expressed concern that Iran could divert advanced centrifuges to undeclared sites to move closer to a nuclear weapon.
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One diplomat suggested that enough parts for 170 centrifuges have been produced since the facility reopened.
Centrifuges are used to enrich uranium with the end goal of a nuclear weapon.
Since the renewal of production, Iran has refused access to the facility by inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), The Journal reported.
In September, Iran acknowledged that it removed surveillance cameras installed by nuclear inspectors.
While there is reportedly no evidence that Iran is planning to move the centrifuge parts into a weapons program, one sourced diplomat suggested that “as the number of unmonitored centrifuges increases, the likelihood for this scenario increases."
In July, Iran accused Israel of a sabotage attack on the facility in June 2021.
According to The Journal, the IAEA said that one of its cameras was destroyed and another heavily damaged in the blast.
The head of the IAEA said last month that its monitoring program at the facility was “no longer intact.”