In a special report published today, the website Iran News Update reports that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had a meeting with IRGC Brigadier General Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Mahabadi, the man who is considered the father of the Iranian military nuclear program. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is the key figure who managed the nuclear weaponization project and it is enlisted in the UN sanctions list. The IAEA has asked, with no success, to interview him in order to have more information about the real goal of the Islamic Republic nuclear program. In 2009 Times of London published an article in which revealed the organizational structure of what was called Iran’s “Clandestine Nuclear Sector” since the 1990s. It includes a letter from General Fakhrizadeh, and its translation, that lists a set of addresses that are said to describe the structure of a secret nuclear effort under the Ministry of Defense called FEDAT (scheme below).
It is very significant that the meet between Khamenei, Fakhrizadeh and other important generals, was organized on April 9. In the same day, in fact, the Rahbar released also the six points which are considered as the Iranian redlines of negotiation with the 5+1. The six redlines were shared in Twitter by the account Iran Nuclear Energy (@nuclearenergyir), through a very interesting picture, in which it is necessary to follow a line to arrive from the point 1 to 6. The message is clear: who wants to sign a final deal with the Islamic Republic, needs to accept Ayatollah’s direction…(maybe a message also to Rohani?)
If we add the news of the meeting between Khamenei and Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, with the one on the redlines, for sure it is possible to understand that the diplomatic situation it’s not so good. Maybe, also the Ukraine crisis and the Putin’s threat to change positions on Iran, has given to the Mullahs the idea that the Western side is very weak. In this framework, also the Pasdaran has decided to use Twitter to spread their message against United States and its military presence in the Gulf. In a tweet published this morning, the IRGC wrote in Farsi that they have multiple option, which could be used in every moment. The tweet is completed with a 2011 picture, in which is possible to see a soldier who carries ammunition on a naval ship during the Velayat-90 war game on Sea of Oman, near the Strait of Hormuz.
If two evidences are not a proof, three seems to be a clear message…