Explosions and air defense shots in Karaj: Iran claims to have conducted exercises

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 Explosions and air defense shots in Karaj: Iran claims to have conducted exercises

A series of explosions, followed by anti-aircraft fire, was seen on the night of Thursday to Friday in the Iranian city of Karaj, which was previously attacked by a drone, for which Israel is responsible.< br />
Internet video shows explosions and anti-aircraft fire in a city about 40 kilometers northwest of the Iranian capital Tehran. Tracer rounds lit up the night sky, and muffled explosions were heard in the video.

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Iranian state news agency IRNA later attributed the activity to an unannounced exercise at a Revolutionary Guard military base.

In 2021, an alleged Israeli drone strike damaged a centrifuge assembly plant in Karaj.

Iran claimed to have thwarted the attack, but Israeli media reported that the site had been damaged by the impact. Satellite imagery also showed damage to structures.

The Iran Centrifuge Technology Company, or TESA, was reportedly affected by the attack. The TESA plant was tasked with replacing damaged centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear site, and also reportedly producing better centrifuges that can enrich uranium faster.

Although Iran has claimed that the Karaj site is being used for civilian purposes, since at least 2007 it has been subject to UN, European Union and US sanctions for its involvement in Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. deals in 2015, but then reintroduced them in 2018 when US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the agreement.

Last year, Iran told the International Atomic Energy Agency that it had stopped production at Karaj and moved the work to another site.
This move was in response to “security concerns”; after the attack, as the new location is “better protected”.

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