Iran: Massive explosion in Tehran after a missile facility that blew up last week
BREAKING: Massive explosion reported in northern Tehran, days after a missile facility belonging to the Revolutionary Guards terror group blew up in Parchin. Heavy smoke was seen coming from the site.
The explosion is said to have occurred near Tajrish Square. Those at the scene say the cause of the explosion is unknown.
Footage on social media showed plumes of black smoke rising high in the sky over the city, together with flames and a very loud second blast.
— Behind The News (@Behind__News) June 30, 2020
On Thursday, a huge explosion occurred at the Parchin military base belonging to the Revolutionary Guards terror group east of Tehran, the largest military explosive manufacturing site in Iran.
BREAKING: A huge explosion occurred at a military base belonging to the Revolutionary Guards terror group east of Tehran, but it remains unclear what caused the explosion. https://t.co/SeLCnYIqce pic.twitter.com/JuCBhatetb
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Parchin was involved prior to 2004 in high explosive testing related to the development of nuclear weapons.
In 2018, Israel’s spy agency Mossad stole a huge trove of documents from Iran in one of its most brazen missions to date. Iran’s past work yielded new clues on old activities.
In 2003 Iran was operating a nuclear weapons program, codenamed AMAD Plan, which aimed to build five nuclear weapons and prepare an underground nuclear test site. The Parchin site was a key part of that nuclear weapons research and development effort.
Last week, the board of governors at the UN’s nuclear watchdog called on Iran to stop denying the agency access to two former nuclear sites and to cooperate fully with it.