Update on Natanz: Construction Progresses Towards Large-Scale Tunnel Complex

January 11, 2021

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Author: 

David Albright, Sarah Burkhard, and Frank Pabian

Publication: 

Institute for Science and International Security

Since our October 30, 2020, report on the construction of a new centrifuge assembly facility in the mountains near the Natanz enrichment plant, construction has progressed and tunnel entrance locations can now be identified with certainty. Most importantly, newly available high resolution satellite imagery confirms that construction is progressing rapidly at the largest mountain in the area, the most likely future location for the new underground assembly facility.

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Read the full report at the Institute for Science and International Security.