TEHRAN: Iran has rejected western media reports about a massive explosion at the country’s fordo underground uranium enrichment facility near the Central city of Qom. Western media claimed on Friday January 27, 2012 that the Fordo enrichment facility was rocked by a massive explosion a few days ago. One unconfirmed report said as many as 200 people were feared trapped inside the facility.
Fordo is Iran’s second largest nuclear facility. Carved into the belly of a mountain, Fordo is considered unassailable to airstrikes and most bunker-buster bombs.
Western media claims were first rejected by Deputy Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Seyed Shamseddin Barbaroudi who said that there was no explosion in Fordo nuclear Facility. Now Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri on Monday categorically denied the recent media reports about an explosion at Fordo uranium enrichment facility.