Washington Post: Iranian nuclear bunker not 'impregnable'

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March 1, 2012 00:02

 
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Iran's nuclear facility built into a mountain bunker at Fordow is not "impregnable" to US bunker buster munitions, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing the testimony of US military planners.

The Washington Post quoted US officials as saying that while a single blow of the Pentagon's newest bunker buster weapon - the Massive Ordance Penetrator, may not successfully destroy the underground uranium enrichment facility, a sustained attack over a number of days would likely render the plant unusable.

US military planners see the "zone of immunity" which Defense Minister Ehud Barak spoke of as the point after which an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities would be impossible, is still years away, according to the report.

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