Update (1520ET): New details on the explosion have just landed. Per Sputnik News, which cited Iranian media reports, an explosion and a fire in a medical facility in the north of the Iranian capital killed 13 people, while six people were injured. It was the second explosion in the city in under a day, and the latest in a string of explosions.
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Just a day after Tehran called for President Trump’s arrest, a mysterious explosion has been reported in the northern part of the capital city, with unconfirmed sources on US social media claiming it might be tied with a strike on an Iranian weapons depot.
Iranian state news reported the explosion, and an ensuing fire. It’s unclear whether the fire has been brought under control.
Footage of the aftermath is circulating on social media.
— Nafiseh Kohnavard (@nafisehkBBC) June 30, 2020
It follows another mysterious explosion a few days ago that was never explained, though some attributed it to “disposal” of arms.
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) June 25, 2020
Leftists have slammed Interpol over its decision to reject Iran’s call for Trump’s arrest, though the administration and its special envoy for Iran dismissed it as pure lunacy and just another cheap publicity stunt from the Middle East’s largest pariah state.
The international police org Interpol claims to be neutral, but just exposed itself as another biased tool of Western imperialist countries, by immediately rejecting Iran’s request for arresting Trump for blatant crimes.
More impunity for US war criminals https://t.co/vXLs5tB4oi
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) June 30, 2020
Notably, the explosion occurred one hour after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that the end of an Iranian arms embargo would threaten world peace.
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