Explosion at a chemical plant linked to the nuclear project in Iran
A large explosion following a fire of chemicals occurred today (Friday) at one of the largest petrochemical facilities in Iran. This is a petrochemical plant of the Hormusi company in Bander Mashhar, a facility whose name was previously linked to the Iranian nuclear project and was even included in the list of facilities in the list of sanctions imposed on Iran.
According to reports and videos circulated on social media, black smoke was seen rising from the scene of the explosion and large forces of firefighters arrived at the scene of the incident.
The state-run state news agency, Irena, reported that the man was under control and that there were no casualties in the blast or fire. The cause of the explosion was not reported in the media, but the possibilities range from a technical malfunction, human error or even deliberate sabotage by opposition groups in the country, which carried out several attacks on infrastructure facilities in the country during the summer.
Iran experienced a wave of mysterious explosions at key sites in the country this summer, including the ballistic missile development facility in Perchin and the uranium enrichment facility, part of the Iranian nuclear program, near the city of Natanz. Alongside these facilities, port facilities, petrochemical plants and oil pipelines in the country caught fire.
Last week, the Diaspora opposition organization “Iran’s National Resistance Council” announced that Iran had recently inaugurated a new facility for the assembly and production of nuclear warheads at a facility east of the capital Tehran.
Courtesy of alkhaleejtoday.co