Israel May Be Behind Iran Blast: Report

By Haaretz

Published November 14, 2011.

Israel is behind the recent explosion at an Iran missile base, a Western intelligence source told Time Magazine.

“Don’t believe the Iranians that it was an accident,” the Western official told Time, insisting that widespread assumptions that Israel’s Mossad was responsible for Saturday’s blast, which killed 17 and wounded 15, were correct.

The official also said that more plans to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program exist, telling Time, “There are more bullets in the magazine.”

The massive explosion at the military arms depot near Tehran killed a Revolutionary Guard commander who was a key figure in Iran’s missile program.

Gen. Hasan Moghaddam was killed together with 16 other Guard members Saturday at a military site outside Bidganeh village, 40 kilometers southwest of Tehran. The Guard said the accidental explosion occurred while military personnel were transporting munitions.

Meanwhile, Iran’s opposition vowed to unite with the government in case of an Israeli attack on its nuclear sites, former president Mohammad Khatami said on his website Monday.

“If there should one day be any military interference in Iran, then all factions, regardless of reformists or non-reformists, would get united and confront the attack,” said the cleric, who is a harsh critic of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

For more, go to Haaretz.com



Would you like to receive updates about new stories?




















We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.