The mysterious explosions have set back the Iranian nuclear program at least two years. As a result, Iran is threatening to attack Israeli and Jewish installations, including embassies and consulates as well as synagogues around the world. Perhaps such actions will encourage Israel to drop a tactical nuke or two on the Iranian Regime.
Middle East Eye Six mysterious explosions and fires across Iran in recent days indicate that Israel with the help of the United States’ intelligence services have relaunched their campaign to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program.
Over two weeks, incidents were reported in an X-ray laboratory in Tehran, a missile and explosives storage facility near a military base in Parchin, east of the capital, in power stations in the cities of Shiraz and Ahvaz, a factory in Baqershahr, and the Natanz nuclear site.
Although Iran claimed they were accidents, it seems that the huge explosion followed by a fire in Natanz was the work of professionals who knew what they were looking for.
Between 2002 and 2013 Iran was subjected to a systematic campaign organised by Israeli and American intelligence communities, in cooperation with many of their western counterparts, to slow down and delay Iran’s nuclear programme, which was suspected to be of a military nature.
The campaign included sabotaging nuclear and missile sites, assassinating five scientists specialising in weaponisation (which is the last and most important phase of assembling a bomb), cyber warfare using viruses such as Stuxnet to damage computers, and duping Iranian purchasing networks to buy flawed equipment.
Israel and US security and intelligence chiefs feared that Iran’s work on the new sophisticated centrifuges would bring it closer to the nuclear threshold, and decided to act.
The sabotage in Natanz is probably the ultimate evidence. Iranian officials said that the blast was a result of a powerful bomb installed in the buildings.