“Reception” for President-elect Joe Biden? New satellite images unveiled in recent days have shown that Iran has begun secretly building new structures at the Purdue underground nuclear facility, located about 90 km from the capital Tehran.
According to the photos taken on December 11 by the South Korean Space Research Center, Iran is building a large structure with dozens of columns in the northwest corner of the nuclear site. According to estimates by South Korean space exploration center personnel, new construction began last September.
The new building is located near facilities that deal with Iranian nuclear development, including the National Center for Vacuum Technology and others. Iran has not publicly acknowledged that it has begun building new facilities at its nuclear sites, and the new exposure could pose a first challenge for President-elect Joe Biden after the Trump administration withdrew from the nuclear deal signed in 2015 with the powers and Biden himself said he would be willing to return to the nuclear deal. If Iran meets its obligations. “
However, the chairman of the Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, said in an interview with Reuters that “there were too many violations by Iran for the agreement to simply take effect when Biden takes office next month.”
Iran has already begun rebuilding a number of buildings at the Natanz nuclear facility that were destroyed in a mysterious explosion last July. The International Atomic Energy Agency, whose inspectors are in Iran to check that Iran is not violating the terms of the nuclear deal, has not confirmed whether the Tehran authorities have informed it of the construction of the new facilities and what their future purpose is.