An explosion ripped through a power plant in the Iranian city of Ahvaz yesterday. It was the third such mysterious blast inside of Iran within a week, and the fourth one that occurred recently.
Over a week ago, a huge explosion lit up the night sky outside Tehran. Iran’s military first dismissed it as a gas leak. It was later revealed the explosion occurred at a ballistic missile development facility.
On Tuesday a huge blast destroyed Sina hospital in Tehran. Nineteen people were killed and fourteen were injured.
This past week another explosion took place at the Natanz nuclear complex.
After the Natanz blast, Iranian officials were visibly angry. “Hostile countries” like the U.S. and Israel are nearing “red lines,” they said.
Both Israeli and U.S. media have begun speculating that the explosions could be apart of covert operations carried out either by Mossad or CIA, to try and hinder Iran’s nuclear development program.
An unidentified intelligence source told the The New York Times this week that the incident at Natanz was caused by “an explosive device planted inside the facility.”
Iranian officials vowed to “respond” if it was indeed found that the attacks emanated from either the U.S. or Israel.
Israel, believed to be the Middle East’s sole nuclear power, has pledged not to let Iran develop a nuclear weapon. Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.
Photo by Atomic Energy Organization of Iran