Skip to comments.Mysterious blast rocks home of Iran nuke facility
Posted on 11/30/2011 3:43:19 PM PST by Evil Slayer
Source, target of Isfahan blast unclear; satellite image shows extensive damage to missile base blown-up Nov. 12.
A mysterious explosion rocked the Iranian city of Isfahan on Monday, home to a key facility in Tehrans nuclear program.
The source and target of the explosion were unclear. Some reports claimed that it took place in a military base and others claimed it was a gas explosion. Isfahan hosts a nuclear facility involved in processing uranium which is fed to the Natanz fuel enrichment facility.
Two weeks ago, on November 12, an explosion hit an Iranian military base near the town of Bid Kaneh, killing 17 members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and Maj.-Gen. Hassan Moghaddam, chief architect of the Islamic Republics ballistic missile program. Israels Mossad has been accused of orchestrating the blast.
On Monday, the Washington, DC-based Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) revealed a satellite image of the military base harmed in the attack two week ago. The image showed extensive damage to a number of buildings within the compound. ISIS said that the blast was caused while Iran was apparently performing a procedure involving an engine for a new missile.
Head of the Military Intelligence Research Directorate Brig.-Gen. Itay Brun told the Knessets Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Monday that the blast at the missile base on November 12 could delay Tehrans development of long-range missiles.
The explosion at the site to develop surface-to-surface missiles could stop or delay activities on that track and in that location, but we must emphasize that Iran has other development tracks in addition to that facility, Brun said.
Compared to an earlier satellite image of the site, the image taken after the blast on November 22 shows damage to most of the buildings in the base.
Some were completely
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Hope we get some photos of it soon!
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” the image taken after the blast on November 22 “
That sentence makes it sound as though there was an explosion on the 22nd....there wasn’t...the Isfahan explosion was on the 28th and the IRGC missile facility explosion was on the 12th.
I assume they meant to say that the photo was taken on the 22nd.
Wasn’t there a second explosion somewhere in Iran or am I confusing that with something else?
I don’t know how the Israelis are doing it...but I hope they keep it up.
They're not using Acme missile engines are they?
Mysterious Mossad blast I’m guessing.
...Bond’s the name, James Bond...
Tell the PM, we have our best man on the job.