IRAN - Coincidental Nuclear Accident?

Arno Froese

Tehran reported an “accident” at Natanz nuclear complex in central Iran, saying there were no casualties or radioactive pollution, and warned foes—especially Israel—against hostile actions.

Spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Behrouz Kamalvandi said no radioactive material or personnel were present at the warehouse within the Natanz site in central Iran, one of the country’s main uranium enrichment plants.

He noted that the cause was being investigated, and said it had caused “some structural damage” without specifying the nature of the accident.

Hours after the announcement, Iran’s state news agency IRNA published an editorial warning that “if there are signs of hostile countries crossing Iran’s red lines in any way, especially the Zionist regime (Israel) and the United States, Iran’s strategy to confront the new situation must be fundamentally reconsidered.”

State TV later showed a different angle of the building with minor damage to its walls and some of its fans still working.

According to a statement released by the nuclear body, the warehouse was under construction and the accident caused no casualties.

The UN nuclear watchdog said that Tehran was continuing to produce enriched uranium in Natanz using “no more than 5,060 (so called first-generation) centrifuges installed in 30 cascades.”

Tehran has always denied its nuclear program has any military dimension.

The 2015 deal promised Iran sanctions relief in exchange for limiting its atomic activities., 2 July 2020

Arno's commentary

Iran seems to be the favorite enemy, particularly of the West. But real, solid, irrefutable evidence has not been presented relating to the speculation that they are attaining nuclear weapons. 

While the US is dead set against any compromise with Iran, the world is more cautious of America acting unilaterally, pointing to Iraq. In that case, “reliable information” insisted that chemical weapons, including nuclear materials, were in full production, but was found to be incorrect.

Some speculate that this fire was the result of Israel’s intelligence service, but—as always—Israel keeps silent. The fact that Iran’s news agency states, “if there are signs of hostile countries crossing Iran’s red line in any way…,” clearly evokes a warning to Israel and the US.

Here again, we see a conflict developing in dangerous proportions. But in the end, we know from Scripture that the nations—and that is all nations of the world—must become one. Right now, the much-hyped coronavirus is definitely a contributing factor toward that aim.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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