Unusual activity in Iranian uranium enrichment plant captured by Israeli satellite

Pictures taken on Sunday by an Israeli satellite indicate that Iran may be trying to reactivate a uranium enrichment plant in Fordo, which has been almost inactive for two years.
Photo credit: ImageSat International (ISI)

An Iranian nuclear facility showed signs of unusual activity earlier this week after being almost inactive for two years, according to imagery from an Israeli satellite published on Thursday.

The pictures, taken on Sunday by the Eros B satellite, show increased construction at a uranium enrichment plant in Fordo, as well as an unusually large number of vehicles surrounding it, compared with pictures from last year.

Israeli satellite company ImageSat International (ISI), which operates Eros B, suggested on its website that Iran may be planning to reactivate the site in preparation for May 12, when US President Donald Trump is set to decide on whether to withdraw from the nuclear agreement signed in 2015 between Iran and world powers.

The pictures were taken just a day before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed that documents obtained by Mossad indicated that Iran was continuing to develop its nuclear capabilities in violation of the 2015 agreement.



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