Iran has conducted several high-explosive tests on detonators designed for its nuclear weapons program, according to a former officer of the regime's Revolutionary Guards.
The officer witnessed the detonator tests in the fall of 2007 at the regime’s clandestine TABA Complex (also known as the Tehran Complex), located northwest of Tehran, where centrifuge parts are produced. The source, who cannot be named for security purposes and who is now in asylum in Italy, provided information on the TABA facility and other nuclear activities to the U.S. Embassy in an undisclosed country.
The source added that a year earlier, in the summer of 2006, 12 barrels of highly enriched uranium were transferred to the TABA Complex and hidden in an underground facility that runs parallel below three buildings. The area was then sealed, the source concluded, because of an upcoming inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Testing material was transferred back to its original site 17 days later.