Iran: Mysterious Yazd Steel Factory Explosion
Seven individuals, including foreign nationals, were killed in yet another mysterious explosion, this time in a privately-owned steel factory in the city of Yazd.
Iranian news agencies reported Monday that an explosion in a factory in the central province of Yazd claimed seven lives and injured 12 others Sunday evening.
It appears the factory was privately-owned. There have been no reports suggesting it had any connection to nuclear facilities. Two blasts in military and nuclear facilities in Iran were reported last month…
Interestingly enough, while the factory in question doesn’t appear to be linked to Iran’s nuclear program, the German newspaper Die Welt reported just last month that North Korea had provided specific high-quality steel to Iran; The newspaper stated that such steel would be needed by the Iranians for manufacturing missile parts as well as centrifuges for enriching Uranium.