The latest kerfuffle going on between Iran and Israel is over a supposed blast at one of Iran’s top “peaceful” nuclear sites, the Fordo nuclear enrichment facility. Considering that Fordo is under 300 feet of rock and is out of the reach of bunker bombs and air strikes, it’s known for being more impregnable than even Ahmadinejad’s personal goat. The blast is said to have occurred last week, destroying many parts of the facility and trapping over 200 people underground. Iranian leaders have denied the report, however, while Israeli sources offer conflicting stories – some say a blast did occur, while others say they have no idea if anything happened at Fordo at all.
It’s possible that the Iranians are lying in order to keep away international inspectors. And it’s possible that the Israelis just want to scare the Iranians into thinking that a blast could occur at any time.
As The Times Of Israel reports:
The chairman of the Iranian parliament’s Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, referred to rumors of the blast as “Western-made propaganda” and said they were “baseless lies” meant to impact ongoing talks on Iran’s nuclear program, reported IRNA.
Of course, there’s no such thing as Iranian propaganda or lies.
Perhaps we should visit the opera a second time, chaps?