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Why Did Iran Put Missiles at Fordo? JONATHAN S. TOBIN (Commentary)

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Aug. 30, 2016

One of the few concessions that the U.S. was able to obtain from Iran during the course of the negotiations that led to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was an agreement to end all uranium enrichment at Fordo. The underground military facility built into a mountain was of great concern to the West and Tehran’s willingness to halt its nuclear work there was considered a sign that it was serious about giving up its quest for a weapon. But if the only thing going on Fordo these days is harmless research and production of medical isotopes, why did the Islamist state deploy its most sophisticated military weaponry there yesterday?

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