Another day another blaze – Fire at petrochemical plant in southwest Iran
BREAKING: A fire broke out at a facility belonging to the Shahid Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company in southwest Iran, the official IRNA news agency reported.
This time, the fire was caused by an oil leak but did not lead to any casualties or damage, Mohsen Beyranvand, the governor of Mahshahr county said, according to IRNA.
There have been almost daily explosions around Iranian military, nuclear and industrial facilities since late June.
Yesterday, a ‘gas explosion’ shook a building in Tehran injuring one person.
Last Thursday, multiple explosions were heard west of Tehran in the Garmdareh area, along with power outages following the mysterious blasts.
The area is close to missile depots belonging to the Revolutionary Guards terror group.
On Tuesday, a powerful, mysterious blast at a ‘factory’ south of Tehran left at least two dead and wounded several others.
Iran threatened that it will retaliate if a foreign country is found to be responsible for the blasts.
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.
Later, The New York Times reported that Israel is responsible for the blast at Iran’s Natanz nuclear site on July 2nd, by means of a “powerful bomb.”
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.
A powerful explosion occurred at the al-Zargan power plant in Ahvaz on July 4th. 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.