Monday, October 06, 2014
Major Explosion At Iranian Nuclear Site
A severe explosion ripped though Iran's Parchin military compound near Tehran today according to the BBC. The Beeb cited the dissident website Sahamnews as saying that the explosion on Sunday evening was “so intense that windows of buildings 15 km (nine miles) away were shattered.”
“The glare from the blast could also be seen from a great distance,” the report said.
Iranian media has also reported on this "incident in which two workers of this production unit lost their lives."
Iran has consistently refused to allow IAEA inspections of its Parchin facility, where it has been alleged that there have been secret tests of technology that could be used only for detonating a nuclear weapon.
A statement by Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz, issued a day before Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was to make a speech to the UN General Assembly said that internal neutron sources like uranium were used in nuclear implosion tests at Parchin.
The number of 'work accidents' at the facilty would seem to bear that out.