First, let’s look at a report about another mysterious explosion at a hitherto secret base of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in late September.

Originally, the media reported that a fire had broken out at the base and later that an explosion had taken place that killed two members of the IRGC and wounded another.

It was then revealed that the target was an IRGC missile development facility named Shahid Hemmat.

Satellite images from Israeli firm ImageSat International, which were released more than a week ago, showed that a quarter of the facility had been completely destroyed.

One could conclude from the released images that another attack with a drone or a so-called Quadcopter had taken place.

Saeed Khatibzadeh, a spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, reacted to the explosion by blaming Israel, saying that “the war with the Zionist entity had already begun.”

The spokesman accused Israel of state terrorism and of obstructing the resumption of nuclear negotiations with the US. Israel would like to prevent the resumption of these negotiations, according to Khatibzadeh.

Khatibzadeh also pointed to the “hundreds of bombs (nuclear weapons)” Israel allegedly possesses and said the Jewish state had never signed the treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

Indeed, Israel never signed that treaty because the Jewish state has developed its nuclear weapons solely to use them as a purely defensive weapon in a last option scenario.

Iran, on the other hand, signed the treaty, but has been developing a nuclear weapon since at least 1987. It is now closer to the bomb than ever and, furthermore, will almost certainly use a nuclear weapon as an offensive weapon in a future war. READ MORE