In the early morning of 26 June 2020, a huge explosion occurred close to the military base in Parchin. According to the Defense Ministry spokesman Davoud Abdi, it was due to “a gas leak” at a “gas storage facility” near the base.
In news that was released the next day by the Associated Press, Sentinel-2 satellite images show signs of a vast blackened area in the hills located next to the ammunitions facility and the cruise missile factory at Khojir missile base, which is evidence of an explosion and fire that lit up the night sky in Tehran.
Credit…@2_ordu, via Twitter
— Farnaz Fassihi (@farnazfassihi) June 25, 2020
So, what do we know? Very little indeed, but it definitely looks like a cruise missile carrying a nuclear warhead destroyed something, probably an underground facility. I consulted VT’s expert on all things nuclear, Jeff Smith and he concurred that a nuclear warhead on a cruise missile was the likely scenario.
Who did it? The obvious culprits are the US and Israel.