A massive explosion was reported near Isfahan, Iran today. Isfahan is considered to be the primary location of the Iranian nuclear weapons program.
Semi-official Fars news agency says blast heard distinctly in several parts of the western Iran city; a uranium conversion plant near Isfahan went online in 2004.
An explosion rocked the western Iranian city of Isfahan on Monday, the semi-official Fars news agency reported, adding that the blast was heard in several parts of the city.
According to reports, frightened residents called the fire department after the blast, forcing the city authorities to admit there had been an explosion.
Monday’s explosion would be the second in about two weeks, after 21 members of an elite Iranian army unit were killed outside Bidganeh village, 40 kilometers southwest of Tehran.
UPDATE: The Iranian regime just announced– no explosion in Istafan.
UPDATE: Members of the Green democracy movement confirm – Yes, there was an explosion.
Iran Press News reported (Translated):
Green Voice of Freedom: Two weeks after an explosion in the Iranian capital of Tehran garrison martyr trembled Malard in Karaj, a security agency, Fars, Isfahan trembling because of a massive explosion in the province has announced.
Although this news announcement hours after the explosion it was removed, but the news media had come close to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards minutes at around 2:40 am Monday at the sound of explosion was heard.
Security agency to claim the sound of the explosion is heard Bozorgmehr to the gates of Shiraz.
The Chief Justice of Isfahan province, confirmed that the sound of an explosion had been heard in the vicinity of the afternoon, he did not receive a report in this regard.