Tuesday, May 7, 2013

WAR DRUMS: Three Mysterious Explosions Heard In Tehran Near Missile Facility - Residents Heard Blasts In Iranian Capital, Was This An Attack By Israel?! UPDATE: Another Earthquake Hits Near Iran's Nuclear Reactor In Bushehr!

May 07, 2013 - IRAN - Three explosions were heard in western Tehran on Tuesday, in an area where Iran carries out missile research and storage, according to a Tweet by a BBC Persian journalist.

It was not immediately clear if there were injuries or damage in the incident.

In January, both Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency denied reports that a blast had hit the Fordow underground uranium enrichment center near Qom.

A mysterious and massive explosion rocked a military arms depot near Tehran in November 2011, killing 17 Revolutionary Guards Corps officers and wounding 17 others.

Iranian officials said the blast was caused by an accident as soldiers moved munitions at the base in Bidganeh, near Shahriar, 45 km. west of the Iranian capital. The base is also believed to be the storage center for some of Iran’s most-advanced long-range ballistic missiles, such as the Shahab 3.

Israel and the United States have been accused over the years of working to sabotage the Islamic Republic’s nuclear and ballistic-missile programs.

Fateh-110 missiles [file]. Photo: Reuters/Stringer

In October 2010, a similar blast took place at a Revolutionary Guards munitions store in Khoramabad, in western Iran, killing and wounding several servicemen.

Tuesday's report of explosions came days after Israel allegedly carried out two air strikes in Syria over the weekend, targeting Iranian-supplied Fateh-110 surface-to-surface missiles destined for Hezbollah. - JPOST.

Another Earthquake Hits Near Iran's Nuclear Reactor In Bushehr.

Iran's city of Kaki in the Bushehr province that suffered a 4,0 Richter scale quake a few days ago, has been hit with a stronger quake earlier this morning, ISNA news agency reported.

According to reports, this time the earthquake, which occured approximately at 7 o'clock in the morning (local time), reached 5,1 on the Richter scale.

Thus far there are no reports of possible victims or damages.

Kaki city was hit by an earthquake on Saturday, May 4, with a 4,0 magnitude earthquake, according to Iran's Seismography Center.

Prior to that, Kaki was hit by another quake on May 2 evening, with a 5,0 magnitude. There were no reports of possible victims or damages.

Iran is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, being crossed by several major fault lines that cover at least 90 percent of the country. As a result, earthquakes in Iran occur often and are destructive. - Azer News.

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