The manuscript 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 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,” it continues, and adds, “Some of the most senior IRGC commanders have pursued this project since the Iran-Iraq ceasefire in 1988.”
NCRI provided the exact “names and details” of the “main companies involved in building tunnels and secret military facilities”, including Khatam al-Anbia Construction Headquarters — who is described by as “the primary oversight body for all IRGC and other military engineering units.” The revelation adds that Pars Banay-e Sabz Construction and Industrial Company and Parsian Technology Company are also involved in the building of the tunnels, missile launch pads, ammunition bunkers, and military structures.
National Council of Resistance of Iran Foreign Affairs Committee member Hossein Abedini, warned, “When we are dealing with this terrorist fanatic regime in Iran, there is a package of concerns. 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.”
He was referring to the The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal, signed by P5+1, a group of UN Security Council nations comprised of the UK, China, France, Russia, the United States, and Iran.
Under the nuclear deal, Tehran promised to significantly scale back its nuclear enrichment and halt its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s nuclear program, claims that Iran’s nuclear program is only meant to create fuel.
On Sunday, however, he said that Iranian scientists are “on the threshold” of producing 20 percent uranium fuel. “This is distinct from the previous 20 percent fuel produced, and we can provide fuel to any reactor similar to the Tehran reactor.”
Regarding the nuclear deal, and the appeasement policy used to negotiate and implement it, 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.”
Mr. Abedini was himself a victim of terrorism. In mid-afternoon on March 14, 1990, on his way to the Istanbul airport,, a car suddenly blocked our path. A few seconds later another car pinned him and his driver in from behind. Two strange men jumped out with automatic weapons. I made a decision in a split second. I opened the car door and rushed at them carrying only a small briefcase. One of the men fired nine bullets; the other man’s gun jammed. I was gravely wounded. The assailants fled. My four-month struggle for survival had just started.”
Because he is pro-regime-change, Mr. Abedini believes he was targeted for his political opposition.