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Mixed reports coming out, some saying a gas storage tank caught fire and exploded while others suggest explosion took place in one of nuclear/military sites of Iran. Satellite images will tell more once they come out.
 

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Some reports say it was gas tank exploding near a military site but the explosion suggests otherwise. It could be an arms depot or a missile test gone wrong. Residents are reporting bad smell which if true is no good at all.:(
 

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Some reports say it was gas tank exploding near a military site but the explosion suggests otherwise. It could be an arms depot or a missile test gone wrong. Residents are reporting bad smell which if true is no good at all.:(
They are showing footage of a damaged gas tank they claim caused the explosion. So maybe it was just that but if it wasn't we won't know till a few days.

It's possible it was an explosion at a military site that caused the gas tanks nearby to blow too.
 

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They are showing footage of a damaged gas tank they claim caused the explosion. So maybe it was just that but if it wasn't we won't know till a few days.

It's possible it was an explosion at a military site that caused the gas tanks nearby to blow too.
The explosion was massive!
 

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NY Times is suggesting this explosion occurred at a military facility, interesting info:

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After Iranian Missile Facility Blows Up, Conspiracy Theories Abound in Tehran

Satellite photographs show the explosion happened at a missile production facility. Iran said the episode was a gas explosion at a different military base.
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NY Times is suggesting this explosion occurred at a military facility, interesting info:

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After Iranian Missile Facility Blows Up, Conspiracy Theories Abound in Tehran

Satellite photographs show the explosion happened at a missile production facility. Iran said the episode was a gas explosion at a different military base.
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I saw a few videos on twitter and it was a big explosion but then afterwards no raging fores though.
 

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وتعز من تشاء وتذل من تشاء
 

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@Lieutenant @Khafee @Gripen9

NY Times is suggesting this explosion occurred at a military facility, interesting info:

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After Iranian Missile Facility Blows Up, Conspiracy Theories Abound in Tehran

Satellite photographs show the explosion happened at a missile production facility. Iran said the episode was a gas explosion at a different military base.
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Very Interesting comment from NY times:

If the explosion was an act of sabotage, some analysts noted, it was carefully designed to not invite retaliation because damage was so minimal. But in the past, there have been small attacks designed to create fear among Iranians that foreign powers had insiders in the country’s sensitive military programs.

Iran’s news media tried to counter reports about the missile site, saying those were generated by “enemy media” eager to portray Iran’s missile bases as vulnerable to attack.
 

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We should look at other options as well, such as:

A Mullah spontaneously bursting
A disgruntled employee carrying out sabotage
An intelligent scientist smoking cigarette in the right spot.
A missile test gone wrong

Plenty of valid explanations, we need to explore all avenues (:-)
 

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@Falcon29 @Gripen9 @TomCat

We should look at other options as well, such as:

A Mullah spontaneously bursting
A disgruntled employee carrying out sabotage
An intelligent scientist smoking cigarette in the right spot.
A missile test gone wrong

Plenty of valid explanations, we need to explore all avenues (:-)
“Ghaebana Madad”
 

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@Falcon29 @Gripen9 @TomCat

We should look at other options as well, such as:

A Mullah spontaneously bursting
A disgruntled employee carrying out sabotage
An intelligent scientist smoking cigarette in the right spot.
A missile test gone wrong

Plenty of valid explanations, we need to explore all avenues (:-)
Is that a launching facility as well ?
 

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hey @Khafee there are reports that some senior iranian military commanders were also present at the spot when blast happened can you confirm this?
 

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Mysterious Explosion and Fire Damage Iranian Nuclear Enrichment Facility

Iran released a photograph showing evidence of what appeared to be a major explosion at the site. Early evidence suggests it was most likely an act of sabotage.



An image released by Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization shows a factory that was damaged at the Natanz enrichment facility.

An image released by Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization shows a factory that was damaged at the Natanz enrichment facility.Credit...Iran Atomic Energy Organization, via Agence France-Presse

By David E. Sanger, William J. Broad, Ronen Bergman and Farnaz Fassihi
July 2, 2020, 2:33 p.m. ET

A fire ripped through a building at Iran’s main nuclear-fuel production site early Thursday, causing extensive damage to what appeared to be a factory where the country has boasted of producing a new generation of centrifuges. The United States has repeatedly warned that such machinery could speed Tehran’s path to building nuclear weapons.

The Atomic Energy Agency of Iran acknowledged an “incident” at the desert site, but did not term it sabotage. It released a photograph showing what seemed to be destruction from a major explosion that ripped doors from their hinges and caused the roof to collapse. Parts of the building, which was recently inaugurated, were blackened by fire.

But it was not clear how much damage was done underground, where video released by the Iranian government last year suggested most of the assembly work is conducted on next-generation centrifuges — the machines that purify uranium.

The fire took place inside the nuclear complex at Natanz, where the Iranian desert gives way to barbed wire, antiaircraft guns and an industrial maze. The damaged building is adjacent to the underground fuel production facilities where, a decade ago, the United States and Israel conducted the most sophisticated cyberattack in modern history, code-named “Olympic Games.” That attack, which lasted for several years, altered the computer code of Iran’s industrial equipment and destroyed roughly 1,000 centrifuges, setting back Iran’s nuclear program for a year or more.

The early evidence strongly suggested on Thursday the damage was in fact sabotage, though the possibility remained that it was the result of an industrial accident.

The timing was suspicious: A series of unexplained fires have broken out in recent days at other facilities related to the nuclear program. Still, experts noted that if the explosion was deliberately set, it showed none of the stealth and secrecy surrounding the complex cyberattacks by the United States and Israel that were first ordered by President George W. Bush toward the end of his term, and then extended by President Barack Obama.

Mysterious Explosion and Fire Damage Iranian Nuclear Enrichment Facility
 

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@Falcon29 @Gripen9 @TomCat

We should look at other options as well, such as:

A Mullah spontaneously bursting
A disgruntled employee carrying out sabotage
An intelligent scientist smoking cigarette in the right spot.
A missile test gone wrong

Plenty of valid explanations, we need to explore all avenues (:-)
Fore most, I tend to believe it as an industrial accident.
Safety standards in Iranian industry are poor, to say the least, but i expect better control and procedures in defense related industry. Missile test gone wrong resulting in explosion, comes under industrial accident.
 

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