Iran Ammunition Factory Hit by Blast

Wall Street Journal via

Iran said three drones caused an explosion at an ammunition factory in the city of Isfahan late Saturday, amid fresh tensions with the West and Israel over Tehran’s military involvement in Ukraine and stalled negotiations to revive an international accord that limits Iran’s nuclear activities.

Phone footage captured by several passersby in Isfahan and posted on social media showed what appeared to be a large explosion on the side of a building on a major street.

At around 23:30, an unsuccessful attack using micro-aerial vehicles was carried out on one of the Defense Ministry’s workshops,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement, adding that one drone had been shot down by air defenses while two others had exploded. The ministry said the roof of one building had been slightly damaged, and that the explosion had caused no casualties.

Iranian media also reported a large fire had broken out at an oil refinery in an industrial area outside the western city of Tabriz. It wasn’t clear whether the two incidents were related.

The purported attack in Isfahan also comes after months of domestic unrest.

Tensions also have grown over Iran’s nuclear activities

Earlier this week, William Burns, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, arrived in Israel ahead of Secretary of State Antony Blinken ‘s scheduled visit on Monday, according to a U.S. official. Mr. Blinken will visit Israel and the West Bank as part of a regional tour to meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders amid a recent flare-up in violence there, and to reiterate U.S. support for a two-state solution.

Gee, I wonder what party/ies would want to attack Iran? Notice I underlined two nations states mentioned in the quote above?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: