[ドバイ／ワシントン ２９日 ロイター] – A senior US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters on Thursday that Israel is believed to be behind a drone attack on a military factory in the central Iranian city of Isfahan.
Iran’s defense ministry said the factory exploded after being hit by multiple drones on Wednesday night. “Two drones exploded in air defense traps, and another was intercepted. Fortunately, there were no injuries and only minor damage to the roof of the factory,” he said.
The extent of the damage has not been independently confirmed.
An Israeli army spokesman declined to comment.
A Pentagon spokesman said no US forces were involved in the attack, but declined to comment further.
Iran’s Foreign Minister, Amir Abdullahian, said it was a “cowardly” attack intended to destabilize Iran and said such an attack would not affect Iran’s determination to pursue a peaceful nuclear program.
Last July, Iran announced that they had arrested a subversive team of Kurdish militants working for Israel. He is accused of plotting to blow up a “secret” defense industry center in Isfahan.
Tensions have risen between the two countries, with Israel claiming Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons, a claim Tehran denies.