ALBAWABA - The attack on a military complex in Iran's Isfahan last Saturday has invited speculation that a foreign power was behind the daring drone raid.
Analysis and commentary pointed to Israel, primarily its Mossad spy agency as the perpetrator, reported the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, quoting unnamed U.S. officials.
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In an interview with CNN, Netanyahu refused to confirm or deny the claim that Israel was behind the drone attack on the military facility in Isfahan last weekend.
Although Israel didn't comment on the report, its former Mossad head Danny Yatom underscored Israel's interest in the facility, saying that it allegedly produced hypersonic missiles.
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Other reports also cited a connection between Israel and the Iranian military facility that was struck by three drones Saturday night, with the suggestion that Iran was making drones for Russia to help it in its war against Ukraine.
But the narrative took another twist later, with reports pointing fingers at groups based in northern Iraq, claiming they were responsible for the attack on the central Isfahan complex, Anadolu reported.
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Quoting a report from the Iran Nour News, Anadolu cited sources from the country's Supreme National Security Council that its "dissident groups" in northern Iraq, allegedly collaborating with an unnamed foreign intelligence agency, attacked the military installation.
It claimed that the drones and explosives were smuggled into Iran from northern Iraq on orders of a "foreign intelligence agency."
Some also accused the Kurds of involvement. "Parts of the drones that attacked the workshop complex of the defense ministry in Isfahan, along with explosive materials, were transferred to Iran with the participation and guidance of the Kurdish anti-revolutionary groups based in Iraq's Kurdistan region," Nour news agency said, according to AFP.
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