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Russia sends veiled threat to Israel, US over Iranian weapons depot blast

Russia appeared to issue a veiled threat against Israel and the United States on Monday when it condemned an attack on an Iranian weapons depot, as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.

Pentagon press secretary Brig.-Gen. Patrick Ryder has said no US military forces were involved in the explosion at Isfahan over the weekend. Israel, as is its policy in such attacks, has neither denied nor confirmed its involvement.

The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, however, alleged that Israel was behind the attack. There is speculation that the facility was connected either to Iran’s nuclear program or to its production of the kind of missiles or drones that could have been shipped to Moscow for its war against Ukraine.

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