The series of unusual incidents in Iran over the past week has proven against the weakness of the regime in Tehran in the face of serious challenges at home and abroad, chief among them the uncompromising diplomatic pressure of the U.S., its economic crisis and the coronavirus epidemic, which has so far claimed the lives of more than 11,000 Iranians.
Even though it is tempting to attribute these events to foreign sabotage, we must practice caution before grouping all these incidents into one category.
An explosion at an Iranian power station in Ahvaz
An explosion at the nuclear plant in Nataz is not on the same magnitude as a blast at an x-ray lab in the heart of Tehran, just as an incident at a rocket research facility in Parchin is not the same as a wiring fault at a power station in Ahvaz.
Not every explosion or fire in Tehran is the result of foreign subterfuge. The critical condition of Iran’s infrastructure is widely known, add to that lackluster maintenance, negligent management and human omissions.
The head of Tehran’s city council lately admitted that out of 33,000 buildings categorized as unsafe following the collapse of the Plasco skyscraper during a 2017 fire that killed dozens of fire fighters, only 3,000 have been sufficiently repaired to meet safety protocols.
Another Iranian official said none of Tehran’s 50 hospitals meet safety standards.
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