An Israeli drone strike against Iranian military installations on Sunday targeted an advanced weapons production facility in an attack that Jerusalem believed had achieved its goal, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing a discussion of the operation. quoted people familiar with
The operation, carried out by the Israeli intelligence service Mossad early Sunday morning, targeted a Defense Ministry site in central Isfahan and hit buildings in four different areas with precision strikes, according to reports, officials said. said.
Satellite photos showed what appeared to be minor damage to the roof of the site, but without elaborating, people called the mission a success.
An Iranian official denied that the attack affected operations at the facility and said the damage caused by the attack was minor.
It is not yet clear what advanced weapons Iran was developing at the facility, but Israeli officials assess it may have been a hypersonic missile.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged on Monday to act to prevent Israel from not only obtaining Iran’s nuclear weapons, but also the means to deliver them.
“Our policy, and mine, is to do everything within Israel’s power to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.”
Isfahan is the Islamic Republic’s main missile research and development base. A city in central Iran is home to several sites that manufacture medium-range Shahab missiles that can reach targets in Israel and beyond.
The facility targeted in Sunday’s attack is adjacent to another facility belonging to the Iranian Space Agency, which has been sanctioned by the United States as being involved in Tehran’s ballistic missile program, The Wall Street Journal reported. There is
According to Tehran’s Defense Ministry, the facility was targeted by three quadcopter “suicide” drones. This model was previously used in other Israeli attacks in Iran.
The Iranian side claims its security forces were able to intercept the drones, one of which fell to the roof of a building after losing GPS navigation due to electronic interference by the military. Severe damage.
Iran on Monday released a video purporting to show the wreckage of a drone and a hole in the roof of a building, and insisted that activity at the site continued as normal.