Meridor: Not every Iran blast is reconnaissance

Reluctant to expand on nuclear facility explosion, Meridor admits "some countries use sanctions, some use other means."

Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor 311 (R) (photo credit: David W Cerny / Reuters)
Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor 311 (R)
(photo credit: David W Cerny / Reuters)
Intelligence Agencies Minister Dan Meridor addressed on Tuesday the previous day's mysterious explosion that rocked the Iranian city of Isfahan, home to a key facility in Tehran’s nuclear program.
Speaking with Army Radio, Meridor said that, "Not every explosion over there should be tied to reconnaissance and stories from the movies."
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Despite Meridor's belief that it "isn't right to expand on this topic," the minister admitted that in dealing with the Iranian threat, "there are countries who impose economic sanctions and there are countries who act in other ways."
The source and target of Monday's explosion were unclear. Some reports claimed that it took place in a military base and others claimed it was a gas explosion. Isfahan hosts a nuclear facility involved in processing uranium which is fed to the Natanz fuel enrichment facility.
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Two weeks ago, on November 12, an explosion hit an Iranian military base near the town of Bid Kaneh, killing 17 members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and Maj.-Gen. Hassan Moghaddam, chief architect of the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program. Israel’s Mossad has been accused of orchestrating the blast.