Mossad? Sabotage or ‘Work Accident’ – Iranian sites claim huge explosion shattered windows as far as 15 kilometers from blast.
An explosion at Iran’s Parchin nuclear plant has killed at least two people, according to Iranian media reports.
The plant is located close to the Iranian capital Tehran, and the explosion has triggering speculation over a possible sabotage or assassination.
The semi-official Isna news agency claimed the explosion took place after a fire erupted in an “explosive materials production unit”.
“Unfortunately, due to the incident, two workers of this production unit lost their lives,” the site reported. Other Iranian outlets cited witnesses who said a “loud explosion” could be heard several kilometers away.
The opposition Sahamnews outlet claimed the blast was so powerful it shattered windows some 15 kilometers away from the site, raising the possibility that a far more destructive explosion had taken place than official outlets are letting on.
Iran has refused to allow International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to access Parchin since 2005, and both opposition figures and others have accused the regime of using the site to house an illegal nuclear weapons program.
Last month, Israel’s Internal Security Minister Yuval Steinitz said he had “reliable information” that Parchin was being used for secret tests of technology that could be used only for detonating a nuclear weapon.
The latest development comes as talks between Iran and world powers remain deadlocked over Iran’s illegal nuclear program, as a November 24 deadline for a permanent deal.
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