FAST FIVE: Spate Of 'Random' Explosions At Iranian Facilities Are Targeted Sabotage: Intel Sources
But it was later revealed to have occurred at a ballistic missile development facility.
But that particular 'mystery' blast caused Iranian officials to lash out in anger Thursday, saying “hostile countries” like the US and Israel are near the point of crossing “red lines”.
The official added that the bombing “destroyed much of the aboveground parts of the facility where new centrifuges- are balanced before they are put into operation.” Reports out of Iran's state media also suggest a possible cyber-attack, to which Tehran military officials say “they'll respond” if the attack did indeed originate from Iran's enemies.
Interestingly, the NY Times went so far as to raise the question (even if in the form of doubts) of whether US-Israeli black ops targeting Iran, which go back to the start of Bush's so-called 'war on terror', could explain the rise in deeply suspicious and unexplained blasts and fires: The timing was suspicious: A series of unexplained fires have broken out in recent days at other facilities related to the nuclear program.
The Persian language service of the BBC reported that several members of its staff received an email from a previously unknown group, which referred to itself as the Homeland Cheetahs, before news of the fire became public.