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Iran-Explosions: high explosions heard in western Iran

DE FORTES EXPLOSIONS ENTENDUES DANS L'OUEST DE L'IRAN © Reuters / Lisi Niesner of strong explosions heard in western Iran

Dubai (Reuters) - High explosions have been heard Sunday in several cities in western Iran, reported press agencies and local media.

The causes of these explosions are still unknown.

The governor of the city of Asadabad, said a "terrible noise" had been heard, but that his origin was not established, reported the semi-official press agency.

"We first thought that it was the noise of thunderstorms, because of the weather conditions, but this possibility was ruled out," he added.


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A video published on Twitter showed explosions seeming to come from an anti-aircraft barrel. Reuters was unable to check these images immediately.

Tensions between Iran and Israel have intensified, while Tehran resumed indirect negotiations with Washington to revive the 2015 Nuclear Agreement.

Israeli leaders warned that they were ready. Acting alone against Iran if they judged that diplomatic efforts to prevent Tehran from acquiring the nuclear weapon were in a dead end.

Tehran has always denied having this intention.

(Dubai Writing Report; French Version Camille Raynaud)

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