This is why we have to worry after EU decision to end sanctions on Tehran’s Sharif University of Technology


In a disputable decision, the European Union Court cancelled the sanctions against the Tehran’s Sharif University of Technology. For the EU Court, infact, it was impossible to find sufficient evidences that this University works directly for the Iranian military nuclear program. In order to prove that the EU’s decision was wrong and very dangerous, we will remember here some important information about the Sharif University of Technology.

How the NTI describes the Sharif University of Technology?

Quoting the Nuclear Threat Initiative: “Established in 1966, the Sharif University of Technology (SUT) plays a significant role in Iran’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs. Tehran has used the university as a front company to purchase sensitive items from abroad, particularly materials related to the production of centrifuges. The Sharif University is affiliated with the Physics Research Center, which was involved in studies on nuclear weapons development, high-power explosives and missile reentry vehicles. The SUT is Iran’s most prestigious engineering school and offers undergraduate, graduate and PhD degrees in metallurgy, engineering, and nuclear physics. [3] Some Western intelligence sources believe that an Iranian nuclear weapons program could be secretly established as a branch of the SUT.”

What is the Physics Research Center?

Quoting the Think Thank ISIS : “Evidence obtained by the IAEA indicates that the Iranian revolutionary regime made its first decision to research and develop nuclear weapons in the mid-to-late 1980s, and it ordered the development of a parallel military nuclear fuel cycle. According to information received by the IAEA and included in its November 2011 report, the Physics Research Center (PHRC) appears to have been created in 1989 as part of an effort to create an undeclared nuclear program, likely aimed at the development of a nuclear weapon. PHRC in turn may have evolved from a project at Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG) in the late 1980s that may have sought to research a nuclear warhead for a ballistic missile. In 2003, under intense international pressure, Iran agreed to suspend its uranium enrichment programs. Based on the IAEA’s findings, Iran sought to keep its nuclear weaponization programs secret from the inspectors and took steps to better hide this program’s existence. The razing of the Lavisan Shian in 2004 site that formerly housed the PHRC was likely an attempt to prevent the IAEA from carrying out environmental sampling, a technique that had uncovered other secret Iranian nuclear activities in 2003…The information and documents assembled by ISIS suggest that the PHRC had departments focused on a wide range of nuclear technology, including gas centrifuges and laser enrichment, radiation protection, uranium conversion, uranium exploration and possibly mining, and heavy water production. This finding supports the allegation that Iran’s Ministry of Defense was involved in many aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle and the research and development of nuclear weapons“.



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