Iranian students to form human chain around Fordo nuclear facility
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 16
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Some 150 Iranian students will create a human chain around the country's Fordo nuclear facility to show their support for Iran's nuclear program, Tasnim news portal reported on Nov. 16.
According to the report, the students will gather around Fordo a day before the new round of the nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1 which is scheduled to be held in Geneva on Nov. 20 and Nov. 21.
The last round of nuclear talks between Iran and the five United Nations veto powers plus Germany, which is known as P5+1, ended on Nov. 10 without any result.
"Fordo is our heart" will be the main slogan of the gathering which will show the students' readiness to protect and boost Iran's nuclear achievements, the report said.
Earlier, Iranian officials have stated repeatedly that the Fordo nuclear facility is Iran's "red line." Iran would never agree to shut down its Fordo underground nuclear enrichment facility, head of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Alaeddin Boroujerdi said earlier in October.
The Fordo underground uranium enrichment facility, which has nearly 3,000 centrifuges installed, is dug deep into a mountain near the city of Qom, some 150 kilometres south of Tehran.
In November 2011, Iranian students formed a human chain around the uranium conversion facility in Isfahan, 450 km south of Tehran to show their support for country's nuclear program.
The U.S. and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies. The Islamic Republic has stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear energy for medical research instead.