The Secrets of the Iran Nuclear Horn

REVEALED: How Iran uses SECRET ‘tunnels and underground sites’ to conceal NUCLEAR missiles

IRAN is “digging tunnels and building underground facilities for sensitive security and military initiatives in the pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles”, a chilling document has claimed.

By Sam Stevenson 06:06, Wed, Jan 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 07:47, Wed, Jan 16, 2019

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The explosive claim was made in an official Iranian Resistance paper, produced by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). The NCRI document contains damning assertions which implicate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the production and concealment of nuclear-ready ballistic missiles. An NCRI representative has spoken to Express.co.uk about his group’s concerns.

The NCRI manuscript, entitled Iran’s Ballistic Buildup, states: “On the basis of conclusions gleaned from the country’s defeat in the Iran-Iraq war, the regime began digging tunnels and building underground facilities for sensitive security and military initiatives.”

It continues: “It was decided that all the regime’s sensitive military sites, nuclear-related facilities, and missile-related facilities should be relocated to underground sites or to sites built inside mountains.

“Some of the most senior IRGC commanders have pursued this project since the Iran-Iraq ceasefire in 1988.”

The paper purports to reveal the exact “names and details” of the “main companies involved in building tunnels and secret military facilities”.

Iran news: A military truck carries a long-range Iranian Shahab-3 Ballistic missile (Image: GETTY)

Iran news: Hassan Rouhani, president of Iran, speaking at the UN in New York (Image: GETTY)

They include ‘Khatam al-Anbia Construction Headquarters’, which the paper claims “is the primary oversight body for all IRGC and other military engineering units”.

The document goes on to contend ‘Pars Banay-e Sabz Construction and Industrial Company’ and ‘Parsian Technology Company’ are involved in building tunnels, missile launch pads, ammunition bunkers and military structures.

Hossein Abedini, a representative from the anti-regime faction, warned it was not just Iran’s bellicose nuclear weapons policy that was of concern.

He told Express.co.uk: “When we are dealing with this terrorist fanatic regime in Iran, there is a package of concerns.

Iran news: A Zelzal missile by a portrait of Iran supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (Image: GETTY)

The head of Iran’s nuclear programme Ali Akbar Salehi (Image: GETTY)

France asked Iran to ‚STOP‘ missile development says reporter

“And unfortunately in the so-called nuclear agreement, they only dealt with nuclear.

“They coupled it with human rights and terrorism and the other threats of the regime.”

In July 2014 the so-called P5+1, a group of UN Security Council nations comprising the UK, China, France, Russia and the United States, signed an accord with Iran to try to thwart the Middle Eastern country’s nuclear energy programme, which the West maintained it was using as a front to develop a nuclear bomb.

Mr Abedini said: “The policy has only emboldened the regime and its aggressive foreign policy of using terrorism, hostage-taking and kidnapping as a main tool for its diplomacy.”

The NCRI member was the victim of a failed assassination attempt in Turkey while he was trying to help Iranian refugees.

Iran news: the representatives from the nations which signed the Iran Nuclear Deal in 2014 (Image: GETTY)

Iran test controllable long-range ballistic missile

He said: “My car was ambushed and I was shot in the chest.

“It very narrowly missed my heart.”

The pro-regime-change champion claimed the Iranian regime targeted him directly because of his political opposition.

Under the 2015 nuclear deal, which Iran and world powers signed, Tehran claimed to have significantly scaled back its nuclear enrichment and given up its pursuit of nuclear weapons.

The head of Iran’s nuclear programme Ali Akbar Salehi maintains his nation’s nuclear programme is only to create fuel.

He claimed on Sunday Iranian scientists are “on the threshold” of producing 20 percent uranium fuel.

He said: “This is distinct from the previous 20 percent fuel produced, and we can provide fuel to any reactor similar to the Tehran reactor.”

The Ramapo: The Sixth Seal Fault Line (Revelation 6:12)

Image result for ramapo fault lineThe Ramapo fault and other New York City area faults 

 Map depicting the extent of the Ramapo Fault System in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania

The Ramapo Fault, which marks the western boundary of the Newark rift basin, has been argued to be a major seismically active feature of this region, but it is difficult to discern the extent to which the Ramapo fault (or any other specific mapped fault in the area) might be any more of a source of future earthquakes than any other parts of the region. The Ramapo Fault zone spans more than 185 miles (300 kilometers) in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. It is a system of faults between the northern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont areas to the east. This fault is perhaps the best known fault zone in the Mid-Atlantic region, and some small earthquakes have been known to occur in its vicinity. Recently, public knowledge about the fault has increased – especially after the 1970s, when the fault’s proximity to the Indian Point nuclear plant in New York was noticed.

There is insufficient evidence to unequivocally demonstrate any strong correlation of earthquakes in the New York City area with specific faults or other geologic structures in this region. The damaging earthquake affecting New York City in 1884 was probably not associated with the Ramapo fault because the strongest shaking from that earthquake occurred on Long Island (quite far from the trace of the Ramapo fault). The relationship between faults and earthquakes in the New York City area is currently understood to be more complex than any simple association of a specific earthquake with a specific mapped fault.

A 2008 study argued that a magnitude 6 or 7 earthquake might originate from the Ramapo fault zone, which would almost definitely spawn hundreds or even thousands of fatalities and billions of dollars in damage. Studying around 400 earthquakes over the past 300 years, the study also argued that there was an additional fault zone extending from the Ramapo Fault zone into southwestern Connecticut. As can be seen in the above figure of seismicity, earthquakes are scattered throughout this region, with no particular concentration of activity along the Ramapo fault, or along the hypothesized fault zone extending into southwestern Connecticut.

Just off the northern terminus of the Ramapo fault is the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, built between 1956 and 1960 by Consolidated Edison Company. The plant began operating in 1963, and it has been the subject of a controversy over concerns that an earthquake from the Ramapo fault will affect the power plant. Whether or not the Ramapo fault actually does pose a threat to this nuclear power plant remains an open question.

Iran Attempts to Expand Its Nuclear Horn

Iran nuclear weapons: How many nuclear weapons does Tehran have? Missile launch FAILED

Iran nuclear weapons: The missile launch failed (Image: GETTY)

IRAN’S attempt to launch a satellite failed on Tuesday, after ignoring U.S. warnings against doing this. Here is the latest on the missile launch.

By RACHEL RUSSELL

PUBLISHED: 23:19, Tue, Jan 15, 2019

UPDATED: 23:33, Tue, Jan 15, 2019

Washington previously warned Tehran earlier in the month to not carry out three planned rocket launches, as it said this would violate a U.N. Security Council resolution because they use ballistic missile technology. The United States was also concerned that the long-range ballistic technology, which was used to put satellites into orbit, could also be used to launch warheads. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran had carried out the launch „in defiance of the international community“ and tweeted: „The launch yet again shows that Iran is pursuing enhanced missile capabilities that threaten Europe and the Middle East.“

How many nuclear weapons does Tehran have? 

Iran considers its space programme “a matter of national pride”, although an exact number of nuclear weapons is not known.

However, the country has said its space vehicle launches and missile tests were not violations, so they should be able to carry on developing them.

Under the United Nations Security Council resolution that set out Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, the country is „called upon“ to stop working on ballistic missiles designed to deliver nuclear weapons for up to eight years.

US President Donald Trump pulled out of the resolution last spring. 

Telecoms Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi said the satellite, which was named Payam, failed in the third stage of the launch as it „did not reach adequate speed,“ according to a report on the ministry’s website.

The report added the satellite was supposed to be used for imaging and communications purposes and was mounted with four cameras.

The satellite was also meant to stay at an altitude of 500 km for about three years.

Mr Azari-Jahromi posted on social media that another satellite named Doosti is ready to be launched.

He said: ”We should not come up short or stop. It’s exactly in these circumstances that we Iranians are different than other people in spirit and bravery.“

Iran launched its first domestically built satellite, the OMID (Hope) research and telecoms satellite in 2009 on the 30th anniversary of the country’s 1979 Islamic revolution in 2009.

Next month will be the 40th anniversary of the launch.

The Asian Cold Nuclear War (Revelation 8)

A Cold Start to Nuclear War

January 14, 2019 5:13 pm

The number of foreign-policy challenges facing President Trump is daunting—from a nuclear-armed North Korea to a revanchist Russia, from an imperialist Iran to an increasingly belligerent China. These global threats garner numerous headlines each day, and deservedly so. Amid this chaos, however, one conflict receives too little attention in Western media.

South Asia is home to the ongoing rivalry between India and Pakistan, the international dispute most likely to produce, in the near term, a war between two large, powerful countries in which the belligerents use nuclear weapons. Indeed, the neighboring countries, each with well over 100 nuclear warheads, have gone to war four times since 1947, in addition to several other standoffs, skirmishes, and crises that nearly escalated into war. A primary reason this bilateral tension is so concerning today is that both India and Pakistan have adopted military doctrines that make another war—a large-scale one with nuclear weapons involved—all too foreseeable. A new development from India just last week provides the latest reminder of this reality.

Gen. Bipin Rawat, chief of the Indian army, announced last Thursday that the military is launching war games next month to test „structures geared towards sudden and swift offensives into enemy territory by ‘integrated battle groups,‘ or IBGs, reported Ajai Shukla, an Indian journalist and former army colonel. These new structures will be „validated“ in military exercises on the ground in May.

Rawat’s comments are sure to raise eyebrows in Pakistan, because the proposed IBGs are central to India’s offensive military doctrine known as „Cold Start,“ an attack plan that involves a quick, limited penetration into Pakistan, rather than a more ambitious invasion and occupation. The operation would be implemented in a crisis, likely in response to a large-scale terrorist attack that India believes is tied to Pakistan. According to a research paper by the Observer Research Foundation, a think tank based in India, the Cold Start doctrine envisions a shallow thrust offensive into Pakistan to capture territory „that can be used in post-conflict negotiations to extract concessions from Islamabad.“ This offensive ingress is to be executed using a small number of division sized ‘integrated battle groups‘ [emphasis added] within three to four days of political clearance and mobilization orders. Furthermore, proponents argue, the limited aim of capturing a small sliver of Pakistani territory—in contrast to bisecting that country—will guarantee that Pakistan’s nuclear redlines are not crossed.

„Hopefully, after [exercises in May], we will go to the government and take their sanction [to restructure traditional divisions into permanent IBGs],“ Rawat said last week.

For years, analysts have debated whether Cold Start is a functional, officially endorsed strategy within India; the Indian political and military establishments have not officially sanctioned the doctrine. In January 2017, however, Rawat appeared to acknowledge the existence of Cold Start.

„The Cold Start doctrine exists for conventional military operations,“ Rawat said. „Whether we have to conduct conventional operations for such strikes is a decision well-thought through, involving the government and the Cabinet Committee on Security.“

It was the first time that an actively serving Indian official acknowledged the doctrine’s existence. Rawat’s more recent comments seem to solidify further that Cold Start is very real, even if it has not yet been fully implemented.

Even more troubling than Cold Start is Pakistan’s strategy to counter it. As I wrote in 2016:

Pakistan’s response has been to build low-yield tactical nuclear weapons. They are meant to be an asymmetric advantage to overcome India’s conventional military superiority if Cold Start is put into action. Pakistan sees them as credible deterrents against Indian incursions because of their lower yield compared to strategic weapons. Moreover, tactical nuclear weapons offer, in the minds of Pakistani leaders, a way to ensure India cannot control escalation dominance if a crisis spirals into a conflict. To bolster its deterrence posture, Pakistan has refused to adopt a no-first use nuclear policy, unlike India–although New Delhi has said it would respond to a Pakistani nuclear attack with an overwhelming second strike.

Pakistani Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhary confirmed this strategy in October 2015, when he told reporters that Pakistan built tactical nuclear weapons in response to India’s Cold Start doctrine and would use them if necessary.

It is easy to see how a large-scale terrorist attack on Indian soil tied to Pakistan, whose military and intelligence services have links to countless jihadist groups, could trigger Cold Start, which in turn could trigger Pakistan using a nuclear weapon. From there, who knows what would happen? Would it even be possible to control escalation?

Perhaps this is all an overreaction to one Indian general’s comments. But there is growing evidence that Cold Start is real and may be operational soon enough.

In 2000, Bill Clinton called the Indian subcontinent the „most dangerous place in the world.“ That statement remains true today. Even though India and Pakistan may not get all the headlines in the New York Times, they better be on the Trump administration’s radar.

Russia Threatens NATO with Nukes


  • Russian media appeared to threaten Europe and the world by saying that a new nuclear torpedo could create towering tsunami waves and destroy vast swaths of Earth’s population.
  • A Russian professor told a Russian paper that the new torpedo could create waves 1,300 to 1,600 feet high and wipe out all life nearly 1,000 miles inland with an alleged 200-megaton nuclear warhead.
  • The US has no defenses against such a weapon.
  • Russia and its media often overstate the capability and meaning of their nuclear weapons, but Russia really did build this new nuclear weapon, which suggests they take the hype seriously.

Russian media appeared to threaten Europe and the world with an article in MK.ru, saying that a new nuclear torpedo could create towering tsunami waves and destroy vast swaths of Earth’s population.

Russia’s „Poseidon“ nuclear torpedo, which leaked in 2015 before being confirmed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in March 2018, represents a different kind of nuclear weapon.

The US and Russia have, since the end of World War II, fought to match and exceed each other in a nuclear arms race that resulted in both countries commanding fleets of nuclear bombers, submarines, and silos of intercontinental missiles all scattered across each country.

But Russia’s Poseidon takes a different course.

Read more: How the US’s nuclear weapons compare to Russia’s

„Russia will soon deploy an underwater nuclear-powered drone which will make the whole multi-billion dollar system of US missile defense useless,“ MK.ru said, according to a BBC translation, making reference to the missile shield the US is building over Europe.

„An explosion of the drone’s nuclear warhead will create a wave of between 400-500 (1,300-16,00 feet) meters high, capable of washing away all living things 1,500 (932) kilometers inland,“ the newspaper added.

Previously, scientists told Business Insider that Russia’s Poseidon nuke could create tsunami-sized waves, but pegged the estimate at only 100-meter-high (330 feet) waves.

While all nuclear weapons pose a tremendous threat to human life on Earth because of their outright destructive power and ability to spread harmful radiation, the Poseidon has unique world-ending qualities.

What makes Poseidon more horrific than regular nukes

An LGM-30 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile being serviced in a silo.
Department of Defense via Federation of American Scientists

The US designed its nuclear weapons to detonate in the air above a target, providing downward pressure. The US‘ nuclear weapons today have mainly been designed to fire on and destroy Russian nuclear weapons that sit in their silos, rather than to target cities and end human life.

But detonating the bomb in an ocean not only could cause tsunami waves that would indiscriminately wreak havoc on an entire continent, but it would also increase the radioactive fallout.

Read more: Here are the areas in the US most likely to be hit in a nuclear attack

Russia’s Poseidon missile is rumored to have a coating of cobalt metal, which Stephen Schwartz, an expert on nuclear history, said would „vaporize, condense, and then fall back to earth tens, hundreds, or thousands of miles from the site of the explosion.“

Potentially, the weapon would render thousands of square miles of Earth’s surface unlivable for decades.

„It’s an insane weapon in the sense that it’s probably as indiscriminate and lethal as you can make a nuclear weapon,“ Hans Kristensen, the director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists, told Business Insider.

Can Russia take over the world with this weapon? No.

A briefing slide of the alleged Status-6 nuclear torpedo captured from Russian television.
BBC

MK.ru quoted a professor as saying the Poseidon will make Russia a „world dictator“ and that it could be used to threaten Europe.

„If Europe will behave badly, just send a mini-nuclear powered submarine there with a 200-megaton bomb on board, put it in the southern part of the North Sea, and ‚let rip‘ when we need to. What will be left of Europe?“ the professor asked.

While the Russian professor may have overstated the importance of the Poseidon, as Russia already has the nuclear firepower to destroy much of the world and still struggles to achieve its foreign-policy goals, the paper correctly said that the US has no countermeasures in place against the new weapon.

US missile defenses against ballistic missiles have only enough interceptors on hand to defend against a small salvo of weapons from a small nuclear power like North Korea or Iran. Also, they must be fired in ballistic trajectories.

Read more: US ballistic missile defense just doesn’t work — but we keep spending billions and billions on it

But the US has nuclear weapons of its own that would survive Russia’s attack. Even if Russia somehow managed to make the whole continent of Europe or North America go dark, submarines on deterrence patrols would return fire and pound Russia from secret locations at the bottom of the ocean.

Russia’s media, especially MK.ru, often use hyperbole that overstates the country’s nuclear capabilities and willingness to fight.

But with the Poseidon missile, which appears custom-built to end life on Earth, Russia has shown it actually does favor spectacularly dangerous nuclear weapons as a means of trying to bully other countries.

Iran Spins More Uranium (Daniel 8:4)

Iran Intends to Enrich Uranium Amid Warnings Against Violating Res. 2231

Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Chief Ali Akbar Salehi has announced steps to enrich uranium by 20 percent in a new challenge to the nuclear deal. The move came in response to a planned US-sponsored international summit in Poland next month, on the Middle East, with a special focus on Iran.

 

In parallel, Iran’s foreign ministry summoned Poland’s charge d’affaires in Tehran to protest at the country jointly hosting the global summit with the United States. Reuters said that IRNA quoted a foreign ministry official as saying that Tehran saw the decision to host the meeting as a “hostile act against Iran” and warned that it could reciprocate.

 

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that the summit, which would be held in Warsaw on Feb. 13-14, would focus on stability and security in the Middle East, including the “important element of making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing influence,” according to Reuters.

 

Meanwhile, the Associated Press (AP) quoted Salehi as saying that Iran has begun “preliminary activities for designing” a modern process for 20-percent uranium enrichment.

 

According to AP, Salehi’s comments to state television seemed to be aimed at telling the world Iran would slowly restart its program. If it chooses, it could resume mass enrichment at its main facility in the central Iranian town of Natanz.

“Preliminary activities for designing modern 20 percent (enriched uranium) fuel have begun,” state TV quoted Salehi as saying.

 

The past few days have witnessed a rising dispute between Tehran and Washington after a US warning of a violation of Security Council Resolution 2231. The US warned Iran against firing rockets into space and using intercontinental ballistic missile technology, after Tehran said it could put two satellites into orbit in the coming weeks.

 

The French Foreign Ministry also issued a statement, warning Iran against violating resolution 2231 if it launches rockets into space.