Iranian media quotes dead mayor to cover up Tehran blast

Iranian regime caught in a lie about location of explosion as media outlets discover person quoted has been dead for a year.

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Scene of the June 30th explosion near Tehran
Scene of the June 30th explosion near Tehran

Iranian media have been caught lying to cover up the true locations of the mysterious explosions which have rocked the Islamic Republic in recent weeks.

On Saturday, Iranian media quoted the former mayor of Garmdareh as saying that an explosion in eastern Tehran occurred "at a factory making gas cylinders."

However, media outlets outside Iran were quick to point out that the mayor who was quoted has been dead for over a year.

The rolling out of a dead official has spurred further speculation that Iran is covering up the true nature of the explosions. According to other reports, Saturday's blast occurred at a missile and chemical warehouse.

Many of the explosions which have rocked Iran since last month are believed to have been targeted at the regime's nuclear weapons program.

Yesterday, Iranian media reported that an explosion had occurred at an Iranian chemical plant.

The blast allegedly occurred at a gas condensate plant in the Kavian Fariman industrial zone in the Razavi Khorasan Province of eastern Iran. The explosion was caused by a fire which broke out at one of the gas tanks.

On Friday, IRIB reported that an explosion was heard in Western Tehran, and electricity had been cut in the area around which the explosion occurred.

Two people were killed in an explosion at a Tehran factory on July 7.

An explosion caused severe damage at the Natanz nuclear facility on July 2.

In June, an explosion near a military complex in Parchin area southeast of Tehran rocked the Iranian capital. Authorities blamed that blast on "leaking gas tanks."

13 people were killed in an explosion at a medical center in Tehran on June 30. Tehran Deputy Governor Hamid Reza Goudarzi told state TV that the explosion was caused by a gas leak.