Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi on Friday hailed Tehran’s unprecedented retaliatory attack on Israel almost a week ago but did not mention explosions heard in his country’s central region.

In a speech, he made no reference to the blasts, but spoke about the Islamic republic’s missile and drone attack against Israel, last week-end.

That operation “showed our authority, our people’s will of steel and our unity,” Raisi told hundreds of people in Semnan province, east of Tehran.

It’s worth noting that there has been no official reaction either from Iranian or Israeli officials to Friday’s attack on Isfahan.

Iran’s space agency spokesman Hossein Dalirian, referring to a type of drone intercepted in Isfahan, said there was “a failed and humiliating attempt to fly quad-copters, which were shot down.”

In a post on X, formerly Twitter, he denied Iran had been attacked from abroad.

“There have been no air attacks from outside the borders against Isfahan or other parts of the country so far,” he said.

Iran’s army commander-in-chief Abdolrahim Mousavi attributed Friday’s explosions to “the firing of anti-aircraft defense systems on a suspicious object.”

He said there was “no damage” and that investigations were underway to assess the scale of the incident, according to Tasnim news agency.



With AFP