Explosion heard in western Tehran — Iran state media

A general view shows a traffic jam in downtown Tehran on April 27, 2016. (AFP/File)
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Updated 10 July 2020

Explosion heard in western Tehran — Iran state media

  • There have been multiple explosions around military, nuclear and industrial facilities in the past week
  • Last week, 19 people were killed in an explosion at a medical clinic in the north of Tehran

An explosion was heard in western Tehran on Friday, the official IRIB news agency reported, citing online reports.
There have been multiple explosions around military, nuclear and industrial facilities in the past week. IRIB did not provide any additional information about the cause of the blast or possible casualties.
Electricity has been cut in the area of the explosion in suburbs west of Tehran, IRIB reported.
Two people were killed in an explosion at a factory in the south of Tehran, state news agency IRNA reported on Tuesday.
Last Thursday, a fire broke out at a ground level building at Iran’s underground Natanz facility, the centerpiece of the country’s uranium enrichment program, which authorities said had caused significant damage.
Also last week, 19 people were killed in an explosion at a medical clinic in the north of Tehran, which an official said was caused by a gas leak.
On June 26, an explosion occurred east of Tehran near the Parchin military and weapons development base that authorities said was caused by a leak at a gas storage facility in an area outside the base.


OIC rejects Israel’s plan to annex Palestinian lands

Updated 11 August 2020

OIC rejects Israel’s plan to annex Palestinian lands

  • Israeli annexation could result in about 4.5 percent of Palestinians in the West Bank “living in enclaves within annexed territory,” according to the BBC

DUBAI: Israel’s plan to annex Palestinian land is considered a flagrant violation of international law and human rights, state news agency SPA reported citing the Independent Permanent Commission for Human Rights of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Earlier in July, Jordan’s Prime Minister said the Kingdom would look “positively” on the creation of a binational state that guarantees equal rights to Israelis and Palestinians if Israel’s proposed annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank closes the door on a two-state solution.
Israeli annexation could result in about 4.5 percent of Palestinians in the West Bank “living in enclaves within annexed territory,” according to the BBC.