Iran says three small drones attacked one of its military installations, but claims the attack “failed.”
A statement issued by the Iranian Defense Ministry said the drone strike occurred in the central province of Isfahan on Saturday.
Footage allegedly taken at the scene reveals a flash and the sound of an explosion.
Iran’s state news agency said the drone was either destroyed by the facility’s air defense system or captured by a “defense trap.” There was minor damage to the roof of the facility, but no casualties were reported.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdullahian told reporters the cowardly attack was carried out to destabilize Iran. However, he did not say who was behind the strike.
Iran’s nuclear facilities have experienced a series of explosions and fires in recent years.
A senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps official and a scientist said to be central to the country’s nuclear program were also assassinated.
Iran has accused Israel of being behind the attacks and assassinations.
The Israeli military declined to comment on the latest drone strike when contacted by NHK.
The Wall Street Journal on Sunday cited several US officials who said Israel carried out a strike.
The military facility is said to be adjacent to a site owned by an organization that the United States has admitted to being involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, currently on a tour of the Middle East, is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week.
They are expected to discuss ways to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.