Iran admitted that an explosion at a suspected nuclear facility last month was not an accident.
What Happened: On May 25th, an explosion at a facility in Parchin killed one engineer and injured another.
At first, Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics downplayed the explosion as an accident but now Imam Hussein University President Hasani Ahangar is attributing the explosion to “industrial sabotage.”
Background: Another mysterious explosion occurred there in June of 2020, which Iran denied had even taken place but which was proven using satellite images.
An explosion also occurred at the site in 2014.
Context: Mysterious deaths and attacks on key facilities have accelerated inside the rogue nation in recent months, prompting speculation that Israel or another state actor could be trying to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
Col. Ali Esmailzadeh of the Revolutionary Guards’ elite Quds Force reportedly died after falling from his roof.
Opponents of the Islamic Republic claimed he was killed by the state because they suspected him of being a spy.