The Iranian nuclear facility so deep underground that it is beyond range of US ‘bunker buster’ bomb

Satellite images reveal construction that complicates atomic standoff

Satellite photo from Planet Labs PBC shows construction on a new underground facility at Iran's Natanz nuclear site near Natanz, Iran. Photo: Via AP© AP

Jon Gambrell

Near a peak in the Zagros Mountains in central Iran, workers are building a nuclear facility so deep in the earth that it is probably beyond the range of a last-ditch US weapon designed to destroy such sites, according to experts and satellite imagery analysed by The Associated Press.