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Man killed in ‘industrial accident’ at Iran’s Parchin military facility

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A man was killed and another was injured in Iran’s Parchin military complex Wednesday night, in what the country’s Tasnim news agency called an “industrial accident.”

Parchin, located south of Tehran, has been tied to Iran’s missile production work and nuclear research. It has been the site of a number of mysterious blasts in the past, which some have suggested were engineered by Iran’s foes.

Tasnim said only that the explosion occurred at a factory at the site.

The Parchin complex, southeast of Tehran, is alleged to have hosted past testing of conventional explosives that could be used to detonate a nuclear warhead, something Iran has repeatedly denied.

The site came under renewed scrutiny by the International Atomic Energy Agency in 2015 when Tehran reached a landmark deal with major powers under which it agreed to curb its nuclear activities under UN supervision in return for the lifting of international sanctions.

Iran had previously denied the........

© The Times of Israel

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