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'Iran's Fordow nuclear bunker not impregnable'
By JPOST.COM STAFF
02/29/2012
'Washington Post' quotes US officials as saying repeated attacks by US bunker busting weapons could deem facility unusable.
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 Post quoted US officials as saying that while a single blow by 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, as still being years away, according to the report.

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