Iran said building vast new underground tunnels to hold nuclear enrichment facility

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New York Times says US and Israeli officials have been monitoring new construction at Natanz for a year; Defense Minister Gantz first alluded to site in speech last month

By TOI STAFFToday, 5:14 am  

This satellite image from Planet Labs PBC shows Iran’s underground Natanz nuclear site, as well as ongoing construction to expand the facility in a nearby mountain south of Natanz. Iran, May 9, 2022. (Planet Labs PBC via AP)

Iran is constructing a vast new network of tunnels at its Natanz nuclear site that could house a massive enrichment facility that would be impervious to bunker-busting bombs and cyberattacks, the New York Times reported Thursday.

The report said that the US and Israel had been monitoring construction at the site for several months, but had refrained from commenting on it publicly, with the exception of a brief remark made last month by Defense Minister Benny Gantz.

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