The Daily Wire reported that “Iran finally admitted what the world suspected when a top official acknowledged Monday that a mysterious explosion last month at a military research center was no accident.”
The explosions were inflicted, experts believe, by “suicide drones” that allegedly attacked a “highly sensitive military site” identified as the Parchin military complex which is located “deep inside Iran where the Islamic Republic develops its most advanced military technology.”
Parchin, which develops missile, nuclear, and drone technology outside Iran’s capital city of Tehran, was reportedly hit on Wednesday by the so-called suicide drones. (How a drone determines to commit suicide was not disclosed.) Due to the type of drones that were used in the attack, Iranian officials indicated that the drones had to have been launched near the military site.
The Daily Wire reported that the military site has attracted the attention of multiple countries who believe that Iran has experimented with developing nuclear weapons at the location. As reported in The New York Times, “Photographs that Israeli officials said were stolen from Iran’s nuclear archive in 2018 appear to show a giant metal chamber in a building at the Parchin military site that was built to conduct high-explosive experiments, needed for the assembly of a nuclear warhead.”
Iranian officials confirmed the attack to The New York Times, as did a U.S. intelligence official. There was no claim of responsibility for the attack.
Iran is becoming more ominous. “In recent years, Iran has steadily advanced in its design and production of drones and transfer of drone technology and parts to proxy militias across the Middle East,” The New York Times reported. “Iranian drones have been deployed in numerous attacks against Israel, as well as in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, and, last October, a U.S. base in Syria.”
Israel is reportedly investing serious resources into countering the threats posed by enemy drones in the region. Israel reportedly used drones earlier this year to attack a manufacturing plant in Iran that was used to develop and store Iran’s military drones.
The attack on the Parchin military complex comes after a top Iranian official who was involved in planning attacks on Jews around the world was assassinated last weekend inside Iran. Colonel Hassan Sayad Khodayari, who operated in Syria, was gunned down in front of his home by operatives on a motorcycle.
The Jerusalem Post reported that “an Iranian security source told the Iranian news outlet Jadeh Iran that Khodayari was prominent in the country’s military industry, especially concerning drones.”
The Daily Wire report concludes: “The U.S. has reportedly been preparing for many months “alternatives” in dealing with Iran’s nuclear program as the Biden administration has failed to stop Iran from advancing its nuclear capabilities and has so far failed to get a nuclear agreement from the nation.”
Recent months have seen numerous attacks on Iranian facilities and personnel connected with Iran’s nuclear program. The Daily Wire reported that “Iran denies that the Parchin site is used to conduct nuclear weapons research, although it did admit that it has tested parts used for nuclear detonators there. Another mysterious explosion occurred there in June of 2020, which Iran denied had even taken place but which was proven using satellite images. Still, another explosion occurred at the site in 2014.”
Mysterious deaths and attacks on key facilities have accelerated inside Iran, which in this post is described as a “rogue nation,” in recent months, prompting speculation that Israel or another state actor could be trying to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
Earlier this month, Col. Ali Esmailzadeh of the Revolutionary Guards’ elite Quds Force reportedly died after falling from his roof. Opponents of the Islamic Republic claimed he was killed by the state because they suspected him of being a spy. In late May, in what was referred to as “a brazen hit in Tehran,” assassins on motorcycles gunned down Col. Hassan Sayad Khodayari, another key member of the Quds Force who had planned attacks on Israelis. As reported in The Jerusalem Post, Khodayari, who was known to work in Syria on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards unit, was involved in planning attacks on Jews and Israelis around the world.” He was shot dead in front of his home on Mojahedin Eslam Street by assailants who fled, according to Iranian reports.
More lethal events have been inflicted on Iran. The Daily Wire reported: “Israel was accused of poisoning two Iranian scientists last month. Ayoub Entezari, an aerospace engineer at a missile and drone research facility in the city of Yazd, fell sick after returning from a May 31 dinner and died of suspected poisoning. The host who invited him to the dinner subsequently vanished, according to The New York Times, and Iranian officials told the paper it blamed Israel. Kamran Aghamolaei, a geologist who worked at an Iranian nuclear facility in Natanz, died June 2 of multiple organ failure after allegedly being poisoned while on a business trip.”