Iran Builds Up Air Defense Systems Near Nuclear Sites Over Possible US Strikes, Reports Claim

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Iran is strengthening air protection techniques situated close to its nuclear services as a precaution towards doable US missile strikes, the Kuwaiti Al-Qabas newspaper reported on Thursday, citing knowledgeable sources from Iran.

The measure is taken amid rising tensions between Tehran and Washington forward of US President Donald Trump’s departure. Earlier within the day, Trump wrote on Twitter that the current rocket assault on the US embassy in Iraq was carried out from the territory of Iran, and warned that Washington would maintain Tehran accountable if any US nationals have been killed in a brand new rocket assault. Tehran has denied the allegations.

According to the newspaper, Tehran has constructed up air protection techniques and radar locators of the aerospace forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to guard the services important for Iran’s nuclear program from strikes aimed toward disrupting the uranium enrichment course of. In specific, the precaution is taken in Isfahan province, the place the Natanz uranium enrichment plant is situated.

The current rocket assault occurred on Sunday when defensive interceptors stationed on the US embassy shot down three rockets fired on the so-called Green Zone within the Iraqi capital, a closely fortified enclave the place many authorities workplaces and diplomatic missions are situated.

The Green Zone in Baghdad has turn out to be a goal of many rocket assaults not too long ago, prompting the US administration to contemplate closing its embassy within the space. Tensions have risen additional within the area following the assassination of outstanding Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Iran has blamed his loss of life on the Israeli spy company Mossad, vowing to retaliate. Some officers have additionally alleged the involvement of the US in Fakhrizadeh’s assassination.

Tel Aviv has neither confirmed nor denied the accusations.


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