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14. Iran, 2003 & 2005
Click between images taken in 2003 and 2005 above. This hardened underground uranium enrichment facility near the city of Natanz, Iran illustrates both the ability to detect construction of ongoing nuclear facilities and the limits of imagery to divine political intentions. Did the Iranians construct this hardened underground facility knowing that it would be used in a nuclear weapons program? Or was it part of a peaceful, commercial nuclear fuels program and they feared it would be attacked if aboveground? The imagery alone has yet to solidify international resolve.

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