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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.
This seems to be the case.
 

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It no longer seems like gas tank explosion, they will say they will respond but most likely can't or won't do anything and just continue with the nuclear development.

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It no longer seems like gas tank explosion, they will say they will respond but most likely can't or won't do anything and just continue with the nuclear development.

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THIS actually confirms, that this was an attack or sabotage, but definitely NOT an accident.
 

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THIS actually confirms, that this was an attack or sabotage, but definitely NOT an accident.
More and more information is coming out suggesting that. Can an cyber-attack do something like this or was this an intelligence sabotage operation of some sort? It is said some advanced centrifuges were destroyed in the explosion which would slow down their nuclear program development by a little.
 

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Not sure I believe the F35 side of the story, but I will say even if it did happen Iran wouldn't respond and Iranians will pretend like nothing happened. Also the capabilities of the F35 are understated and the plane shouldn't be downplayed.

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Report: Israeli cyberattack caused Iran nuclear site fire, F35s hit missile base

Israel was responsible for two blasts at Iranian facilities — one related to uranium enrichment, the other for missile production — over the past week, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported Friday.

The Al-Jareeda daily cited an unnamed senior source as saying that an Israeli cyberattack caused a fire and explosion at the largely underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility in the predawn hours of Thursday morning.

According to the source, this was expected to set back Iran’s nuclear enrichment program by approximately two months.

The newspaper also reported that last Friday Israeli F-35 stealth fighter jets bombed a site located in the area of Parchin, which is believed to house a missile production complex — an area of particular concern for the Jewish state, in light of the large number and increasing sophistication of missiles and rockets in the arsenals of Iranian proxies, notably Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

Neither of these claims were confirmed by Israeli officials, who have been mum on the reports.

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Oh no never underestimate the irani super power.They will issue arrest warrant for israeli PM too and all those crazy mullah lovers gonna rejoice ""See how mighty we are """
Iran wouldn't respond and Iranians will pretend like nothing happened
 

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Iran Says It Identified Cause Of Natanz 'Incident' But Won’t Disclose It
July 03, 2020

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The incident at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility has spawned speculation about whether it was an accident or possible sabotage.

Iran's top security body said the cause of an incident at one of the country’s nuclear facilities has been determined, but it declined to release details, citing security reasons.

A building at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant was damaged in what appeared to be an explosion or fire in the early hours of June 2, fueling speculation of a possible act of sabotage as Iranian officials struggled to explain what happened.

A spokesperson from Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said on July 3 that investigators determined the cause of the incident after examining “different hypotheses.”

"Due to some security considerations, the cause and manner of this incident will be announced at a proper time," Keyvan Khosravi said, according to state-run Press TV.

Iran's Atomic Energy Organization on June 2 described the damaged building as an “industrial shed" under construction above ground at Natanz.

The affected building was not part of the underground enrichment facility itself, which is protected against air strikes by 7.6 meters of concrete.

U.S. experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at Middlebury Institute of International Studies used satellite footage to determine the damaged building was a new centrifuge assembly workshop.

Centrifuges are used to produce enriched uranium, which can be used for nuclear fuel at lower levels but also to produce nuclear weapons-grade uranium.

Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have been visiting Natanz to monitor uranium enrichment activities since Tehran and world powers signed a nuclear agreement in 2015.

The UN nuclear watchdog said it has been informed about a fire at Natanz and that there was no nuclear or radioactive material in the damaged building. It said Natanz is under IAEA safeguards, including verification and monitoring.

The United States withdrew from the nuclear deal in May 2018, prompting Tehran to progressively break restrictions laid down in the accord.
Under the deal, Iran is allowed to have just over 5,000 of the oldest and least efficient centrifuges at Natanz.

But in response to U.S. sanctions, Iran in November said it had installed new cascades of advanced centrifuges at Natanz and restarted injecting gas into centrifuges at the underground Fordo facility in violation of the nuclear deal.

The IAEA says Iran enriches uranium to about 4.5 percent purity — above the 3.67 percent allowed under the terms of the nuclear deal but far below weapons-grade levels of 90 percent.

Mystery surrounding the incident has been heightened by an online video claiming responsibility for the damage to the building at Natanz from a previously unknown group calling itself “Cheetahs of the Homeland.”

Hours before the attack, the group sent a video to BBC Persian journalists which said they were a group of “soldiers from the heart of regime’s security organizations” who want to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

While Iranian officials have sought to downplay the fire, they also appear to be open to the possibility of sabotage backed by foreign powers.

Reuters cited three unidentified Iranian officials as saying they believed the fire was the result of a cyberattack, without citing any evidence.

State news agency IRNA published an editorial on July 2 addressing what it called the possibility of sabotage by "hostile countries," especially Israel and the United States.

Natanz was the target of the Stuxnet computer virus in 2010 that is widely believed to have been engineered by the U.S. and Israel to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program.

The incident at Natanz comes a week after the Defense Ministry said there was an explosion at a gas-storage facility in near the Parchin military base east of Tehran.

Parchin is suspected of having hosted conventional explosion tests with nuclear applications more than a decade ago, which the Islamic republic denies.

The U.S.-based private intelligence firm Stratfor said either incident could "have been the result of a domestic group acting with or without foreign support, or the result of a U.S. or Israeli cyberattack.”

“If there is a campaign by the United States, Israel and/or local groups in Iran underway, then Iran is likely to eventually respond in kind, potentially against Western targets in the Persian Gulf,” Stratfor warned.
 

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The BBC's Persian service reported receiving an oddly worded statement from a previously unknown group calling themselves "Cheetahs of the Homeland," who claimed they were behind the explosion without providing evidenc


 

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More and more information is coming out suggesting that. Can an cyber-attack do something like this or was this an intelligence sabotage operation of some sort? It is said some advanced centrifuges were destroyed in the explosion which would slow down their nuclear program development by a little.
Look up Stuxnet
 

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Explosion heard at a power plant in southwestern Iran
According to initial reports, no injuries were caused by the explosion that occurred at the Azarkahn power plant in the city of Ahvaz.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
JULY 4, 2020

An explosion reportedly occurred on Saturday at the Azarkahn power plant in the city of Ahvazt in southwestern Iran, according to Israeli media.

Initial reports indicated that there were no injuries were caused by the explosion.

The explosion happened only two days after a mysterious fire broke out at the Natanz nuclear facility in Isfahan Province, Iran, on Thursday, damaging a new factory within the facility which, according to experts, was built with the purpose of producing centrifuges on a large scale.

Iranian officials said on Friday that they believe the fire that broke at the Natanz facility on Thursday, may have been caused by a cyberattack and that Israel and the US may be responsible.

On Friday Tehran announced that it had identified the source of fire but "due to security considerations" will not publish their findings at this time.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to address the incident in a press conference on Thursday.

This is a developing story.
 

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Explosion heard at a power plant in southwestern Iran
According to initial reports, no injuries were caused by the explosion that occurred at the Azarkahn power plant in the city of Ahvaz.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
JULY 4, 2020

An explosion reportedly occurred on Saturday at the Azarkahn power plant in the city of Ahvazt in southwestern Iran, according to Israeli media.

Initial reports indicated that there were no injuries were caused by the explosion.

The explosion happened only two days after a mysterious fire broke out at the Natanz nuclear facility in Isfahan Province, Iran, on Thursday, damaging a new factory within the facility which, according to experts, was built with the purpose of producing centrifuges on a large scale.

Iranian officials said on Friday that they believe the fire that broke at the Natanz facility on Thursday, may have been caused by a cyberattack and that Israel and the US may be responsible.

On Friday Tehran announced that it had identified the source of fire but "due to security considerations" will not publish their findings at this time.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to address the incident in a press conference on Thursday.

This is a developing story.
Once again?
 

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Once again?
Yes. There are reports of 6 explosions in 8 days, several of which at important missile and nuclear sites.
 

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@Khafee

Iran is a crumbling empire,

Very often, crumbling empires go on blind all out offensives, So I hope GCC understands this point which I believe they are aware already.
 

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Oh no never underestimate the irani super power.They will issue arrest warrant for israeli PM too and all those crazy mullah lovers gonna rejoice ""See how mighty we are """
The pro-IRGC media arm already responded to the incident and dealt a blow to Israel that Israel won't forget, no need to worry anymore:

 
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