An Iranian engineer was killed in a drone strike on an Iranian military facility outside of Tehran on Wednesday, The New York Times reported on Friday.
The report cited three Iranians with knowledge of the incident and one US official. The Iranians said that quadcopter suicide drones hit the Parchin military complex, which is about 37 miles southeast of the Iranian capital. The Iranian Defense Ministry initially reported the incident as an accident but later said they viewed it as an attack.
The drones exploded into a building used by Iran’s Defense Ministry for drone development, killing a young engineer that worked for the Ministry and injuring another person. Iranian sources said that the attack must have been launched from inside Iran since the quadcopter drones have a short range.
No one has taken responsibility for the drone strike, but Israel is suspected since it has launched similar attacks inside Iran. According to the Times, in February, Israel launched a quadcopter attack on a facility producing drones near the Iranian city of Kermanshah. In July 2021, Israel hit an Iranian nuclear facility in the city of Karaj with a quadcopter drone, which damaged cameras belonging to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
If Israel is responsible for Wednesday’s drone strike, it would be the second Israeli attack inside Iran in just one week. On Sunday, a colonel in Iran’s Revolutionary Islamic Guard Corps (IRGC) was gunned down in Tehran. The Times reported that Israel has informed the US it was behind the assassination.
Both incidents came as indirect negotiations between the US and Iran to revive the nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, are stalled. Israeli officials have been pressuring the Biden administration not to return to the agreement, and the attacks on Iran could be an effort to derail the talks for good.
18 thoughts on “Iranian Engineer Killed in Drone Attack on Military Facility Near Tehran”
Is someone instigating yet another major war? Are we going to have three major wars that could easily lead to WWIII in 2022?
Who knows, but we are lliving in very dangerous times.
Israel, israel, israel…. Enjoy it while you can, it won’t last long before there is a response…
Iran could never do two attacks inside of Israel within a week of each other. The bombs would have been flying after the first attack. I imagine there will be no leaks on this one. Israel has already issued a stern response to the first one and Washington doesn’t want to piss them off too much.
When will Iran start to hit back at the Israelis ? , because it seems the Iranians are helpless against the Israelis who are able to bomb and assassinate at will.
Hopefully, soon enough , Jesse.
So that is escalation, guy on a motorcycle shooting you hey maybe it is street crime, a drone no way. Is there an Israeli election coming up?
I think they admitted to the murder on the street. Getting accused of admitting something like that should illicit more than being pissed at the leaker. I was thinking maybe MEK before the times ran that piece.
Smells like MEK, every Zionist’s favorite death squad for hire.
Clearly Israel – or the CIA – are trying to start a war with Iran. I suspect the CIA – which means the neocons – because Israel still has Hezbollah in Lebanon to deal with and cannot afford to start a war with Iran until Hezbollah has been neutralized (which is not possible without US help.)
there are lots of iranian jews who live peacefully in iran so it might not be too hard for israelis to operate inside iran
No way it’s Iranian Jews. It’s the MEK.
The Iranian jews are not pro Israel, but MEK is… Most of their attacks have an MEK collaboration involved…!
“Alot”-95% of them have left after mock trials and 17 hangings. Apx 9,000 left,living very cautiously under difficult conditions.
Links? Or it’s just more bullsh*t.
Considering the source, Wars…I’d go with the latter.
I owe you nothing. The truth is evident-go wiki Jewish history in Iran.
Can anyone imagine how different ( in a GOOD way) the Middle East would look without demonic IsraHell?
I highly doubt the country will exist in twenty years. The rest of the world will not tolerate the murderous Zionazis forever.
( Amerikkka excepted, of course. But Amerikkka’s goin’ down as well.)
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