Iran accuses Israel of being behind the attack on military facilities

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations accused Israel of being behind the drone attack on a ammunition factory in the city of Isfahan.

“Preliminary investigation shows that the Israeli government is responsible for the terrorist attack on our defense facilities,” Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Amir Saeid Iravani said in a letter to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. published today.

Mr. Iravani did not disclose information about the investigation, but mentioned times when Israeli officials threatened to attack Iranian infrastructure.

Iran intercepts drones that attack military factories

An explosion at a military plant in Isfahan, central Iran, on the night of January 28. Photo: Twitter/YWNReporter.

“We call on the Security Council to condemn the belligerent statements of the Israeli authorities and demand that they abide by international law and cease their dangerous programs and destructive activities in the region. reserves the right to legitimate defense and will be determined to respond to any threats and wrongdoing by the Israeli government at the appropriate time and place,” the letter read.

Israel has not commented on the Iranian ambassador’s statement.

The Nour News news agency, close to Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, previously accused Kurdish militia groups of being involved in the attack, alleging that they smuggled components for manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). ) and explosives into Iran “on the order of a foreign security agency”.

The Iranian Defense Ministry said the raid took place on the night of January 28 with a small UAV. “One UAV was shot down, the other two were caught in a defensive trap and exploded. They only slightly damaged the roof of a factory, causing no casualties,” the agency said.

A local military official said the location of the attack was in central Iran and that the small size of the drone indicates the possibility that the attack was carried out from within the country.

Iran in July 2022 announced the arrest of a spy group of Kurdish members working for Israel, accusing them of planning to blow up a sensitive defense industry center in Isfahan.

Iran has several nuclear facilities located in Isfahan province, including the Natanz plant, the center of its uranium enrichment program. Iran says the Natanz plant was vandalized in 2021.

Vu Anh (Theo AFP)

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