On Friday, April 21, the American branch of the NCRI held a press conference in Washington, DC, to reveal the news.

This conference took place just days after the US State Department released its quarterly report to Congress, which stated that the Iranian Regime was complying with the nuclear deal.

The NCRI revealed new information on the “nerve centre”, the Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (ODIR/SPND), which is in charge of directing the operation and designing the bomb.

The SPND is led by Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Mahabadi (aka Dr Hassan Mohseni), a high-ranking member of the Iranian terror squad, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Heshmat Alavi, a human rights activist specialising on Iran, wrote an op-ed for Forbes, in which he stated that it is now obvious that the Regime is not abiding by the nuclear deal.

He wrote: “It is now crystal clear that Iran has actually further expanded its activities and this new information clarifies all of SPND’s subdivisions, now located inside the highly controversial Parchin site in Tehran Lavizan district, are continuing their work without the JCPOA causing any halts or even speed bumps in this regard.”

This information was obtained by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), a branch of the NCRI who are covertly operating inside the Regime.

They previously uncovered Iran’s secret nuclear weapons programme in 2002 and exposed the SPND in 2011.

In 2011, the Resistance also revealed a new site for the Iranian nuclear programme, which was unknown by the International Atomic Energy Organization (IAEA) inspectors. This led to the SPND being blacklisted by the US back in 2014.

The IAEA inspectors have never been allowed access to that site.

Alavi wrote: “Based on Iran’s nuclear program history, this regime has a long record of razing sites and cloaking its efforts from the outside world. Even Iran’s declared sites were acknowledged by Tehran only after the NCRI exposed them and eventually the IAEA gained access to.”

He advised that the international community should not ignore these blatant efforts by the Iranian Regime to hide its illicit nuclear programme again.

Instead, all sites should be visited by the IAEA as a matter of urgency.

He continued: “Secretary [of State, Rex] Tillerson correctly highlighted how the JCPOA fails to meet the objective of establishing a non-nuclear Iran and merely delays Tehran’s efforts of obtaining a nuclear weapon.”

He continued: “The weaponization aspect of Iran’s nuclear program has not been the focus of drive to contain the mullahs’ devious intentions. This must change. These latest revelations make it necessary for Congress to impose widespread sanctions and designate the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organisation. This will send the ultimate message to Tehran, especially at a time when the regime is engulfed in a presidential election crisis.”