Iran: At least 2 killed in another powerful, mysterious blast at factory south of Tehran

BREAKING: A powerful, mysterious blast at a factory south of Tehran has left at least two dead and wounded several others, according to local media reports.

The explosion occurred at a “factory” in Baghershahr town in southern Tehran. Local residents reported a loud explosion.

This is the fourth explosion Iran has had over the past weeks.

Iran threatened that it will retaliate if a foreign country is found to be responsible for the blasts.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that Israel is “not necessarily” behind every mysterious incident in Iran.

“A nuclear Iran is a threat to the world and the region, as well as a threat to Israel. And we will do everything to prevent that from happening,” Gantz added.

Last week a Kuwaiti newspaper reported that the blast on June 25 in Iran’s Parchin ballistic missile plant, a major weapons research, development and manufacturing center, was the result of an airstrike conducted by Israeli F-35 stealth jet.

Israel is responsible for the blast at Iran’s Natanz nuclear site on July 2nd, by means of a “powerful bomb”, The New York Times reported citing a Middle East intelligence official.

Both attacks were aimed at Iran’s stock of UF6 (uranium hexafluoride) gas — a key component of the uranium enrichment process for both reactor fuel and weapons.

Two days ago, a powerful explosion occurred at the al-Zargan power plant in Ahvaz. Al-Zargan is linked to Iranian nuclear plants such as Bushehr and Darkhoyen.

On June 30, an explosion north of Tehran claimed the lives of 19 people and injured over a dozen others.