Another power plant mysteriously blows up in Iran

BREAKING: An explosion rocked a power plant in Isfahan Province in central Iran, the Islamic republic’s state-run news agency reported.

The blast was caused by the wear and tear of a transformer at the power plant in Islamabad, the managing director of the Isfahan power company told IRNA.

No disruptions to electricity supply were recorded, the official said, adding the substation returned to operation after about two hours.

Yesterday, an oil pipeline reportedly went up in flames in western Iran. According to local reports, the blast rocked the restive and oil-rich region of Khuzestan in the country’s southwest.

There have been almost daily explosions around Iranian military, nuclear and industrial facilities since late June.

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

According to Arab reports, a 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, western sources reported that Israel was 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.