"A building used for producing centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear site was blown up with a powerful bomb, the official told the newspaper.
A member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps also confirmed to the newspaper an explosive was used. He ruled out cyberattacks as the cause.
The unnamed official said, however, Israel was not responsible for the other fires occurring around the Islamic Republic.
On Wednesday, seven ships caught fire at the Persian Gulf port of Bushehr which houses Iran’s only nuclear plant. It was the second blaze reported that day, with another breaking out at an aluminum factory in Lamerd in southern Iran.
There have also been a series of mysterious gas blasts and explosions in the Tehran area.
An explosion at the Parchin military complex, which analysts believe houses missile production facilities as well as a subterranean tunnel system, occurred a week before the Natanz blast." Breitbart
Well, well. the number, nature and distribution of these explosions and fires make it tempting to think of the incidents as targeting.
If it IS targeting, the pattern seems to be a drip-drip campaign of de-stabilization attacks in conjunction with other covert action to try to bring the mullocracy down. Now, I have zero actual information official or otherwise about this phenomenon but consider one fanciful but perhaps entertaining possibility.
The USG and other countries have been doing R&D on directed energy weapons for decades. They are all reputed to be still in R&D stage having major problems including diversion and/or obstruction of the death ray itself in the case of massive pumped lasers. One such project was "Excalibur" (link below). I never worked on any such project.
In the dark world of secret projects the US and other governments conceal projects that are too valuable to risk in public exposure or that are of dubious international legality. The really valuable ones are often declared to be cancelled even as the work is moved into a SAP where it can be adequately protected. The F-117 and the B-2 bomber were both carefully concealed in that way until the day of terrible revelation.
So, how about an orbiting pumped nuclear laser weapon aimed at targets on the ground? Fun, eh? I know there are problems with clouds and such like getting in the way but, you can wait for the clouds to clear.
This could be Space Force's first major operation. pl