Air Defense Missiles Fired near Iran’s Natanz Nuclear Site
- December, 05, 2021 - 09:45
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The commander of the Air Defense units in Iran’s central city of Natanz said the forces have fired missiles to evaluate the operational preparedness after reports of a large explosion that was heard in the city.
The Natanz air defense commander confirmed the report about the test fire of the missiles in the sky above Natanz, where a nuclear site is located, but emphasized that there is nothing to worry about.
The commander added that such exercises are carried out in a completely safe zone in full coordination with the integrated air defense network to assess the systems located in the area, Press TV reported.
No damage was reported, according to initial investigations, the commander noted.
Meanwhile, an informed local source said the blast in the desert area of Natanz city has nothing to do with nuclear facilities and caused no damage.
The unnamed source said the missile was fired in a safe zone 20 km from Natanz to test air defense.
The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Saturday night incident is currently under investigation.
He emphasized that no aerial confrontation had occurred in the region.