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appal_jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 07:52 PM
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Iran official: Blast near nuclear site caused by military mishap
Source: Haaretz

Published 23:32 28.11.11
Latest update 23:32 28.11.11

Iran official: Blast near nuclear site caused by military mishap
Officials provide conflicting reports concerning reports of an explosion near home of key nuclear site; U.S.: We have limited ability to confirm reports 'on the ground.'
By Yossi Melman Tags: Iran thraet Iran nuclear Iran


A mysterious blast reported to have been heard in the western Iranian city of Isfahan on Monday was caused by an accident during a nearby military drill, an Iranian official said.

(snip)

Speaking with Fars news agency, Isfahans deputy mayor confirmed the reports and said the authorities are investigating the matter. However, after the incident was reported in Israel, the report was taken off the Fars website.

It seems that city authorities and the Iranian government were embarrassed by the reports of a blasts, releasing contradictory versions of the alleged events. One example is a statement given by the same deputy mayor to the Mehr news agency, saying he had no reports of an explosion.

Another confirmation came from the head of the city's judiciary, who said an explosion-like sound was heard. Meanwhile, the Mehr news agency reported there has been a blast at a petrol station near the city. Another report pointed to a training accident.

Read more: http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/iran-official-b...



Officials scrambling for an explanation, contradictory stories offered, news reports taken down from government sites.

Nothing to see here, move along... :sarcasm:

-app
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 07:56 PM
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1. Oh, is that all?
I feel so much better... NOT!
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joshguitar Donating Member (138 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 09:19 PM
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2. and by military mishap could they mean...
a not so friendly regional nemesis known for its intelligence and espionage capabilities? One that may have displayed some bluster lately?

probably not right?

right?
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think4yourself Donating Member (422 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 09:29 PM
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3. My thought exactly. n/t
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pettypace Donating Member (695 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 02:49 AM
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4. Iran is pathetic
What's this like the 10th incident resulting in them having to save face.

I think the rest of the world can take solace in the fact these guys seem to be utterly and completely spineless, not only in not retaliating, but constantly being easily foiled at every turn, and then making up some bs excuse to explain it.

Pure buffoonery. The entire Arab/Muslim world to be exact.


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