In a stroke of “bad luck” Iran has had an IAEA inspector test positive for explosives trying to enter their nuclear facility, a deadly earthquake, and shooting down an unknown aircraft minutes after the earthquake, all within in a short period of time. Their envoy to the IAEA emergency meeting speaks of malicious sabotage and threats. All this happening in such a short time makes for a strong case.
Earlier this morning it is being reported that Iran Air Defense shot down an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that belongs to the U.S. Navy with an A-23B SAM rocket. This is unconfirmed, as many agencies are claiming the object as an “Unknown Flying Object” that entered their airspace minutes after the earthquake.
It almost seems like a bait and switch. While we are busy responding to an earthquake in the north, an unidentified flying object enters our airspace from the south.Iranian State Radio Reporter
Sources claim that the UAV was flying in Iran’s airspace to test Iran’s Air Defense shortly after the earthquake that occurred, claiming the lives of at least 6 people according to initial reports and injuring as many as 300 people. The earthquake occurred in North Western Iran and was a 5.9 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter 120 km southeast of the city of Tabriz. The earthquake was SHALLOW, which means it was less than 10 km from the surface, according to the Geophysics Institute of the University of Tehran’s Seismological Center.
The northwestern area of Tabriz is the home of Iran’s second missile silo located in the opposite area geographically from which the rocket was shot, taking down the UAV in the southwest at Iran’s port of Mahshahr. It is not known if the drone is the U.S. Navy’s, private, or military. Iranian news agencies have reported the drone elimination but have not discussed which nation, if any, owns it. For now the UAV is reported as an Unknown Flying Object.
Iran is on high alert and according to Iranian State radio this morning, Iranian leadership is unofficially looking to the U.S. for assistance.
We are weary that they are trying to cause mass destruction to our nation. We are open to dialog, but also expressing our needs as a nation to enter into the competitive market as energy. Surprisingly, only the United States of America is supporting transparency, and efforts that we may enter it is the UN counterparts that are suspect of trying to sabotage such endeavors. The President of the United States understands how they operate.Iranian State Radio
Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s Kazem Gharib-Abadi – in what was an extraordinary meeting of the Board of Governors of the IAEA – stated that an inspector they sent tested positive for explosives. He provided a VERY detailed report accounting for the specific inspector’s movements from the minute they entered the Islamic Republic of Iran until her expulsion.
I emphasized that Iran has security concerns in this regard and does not intend to violate immunity of IAEA’s inspectors because we have not violated their rights and are aware of the stipulations of international law and our commitments.Kazem Gharib-Abadi
Apparently, the inspector in question, whose nationality has not been disclosed as of yet, set off alarms showing she was carrying dangerous materials.
Various measures were taken later and detectors were used at various locations, giving the same result, even when they were applied to her handbag.Kazem Gharib-Abadi
During the meeting, Gharib-Abadi reminded the IAEA that Iran has brought to their attention many such incidents of sabotage against their nuclear facilities that pose a national security threat to their nation. He explained how this threat could not only harm the citizens of Iran but the whole region, putting surrounding nations at risk.
We told members of the IAEA that in view of the past record of acts of sabotage against our nuclear facilities, we will under no circumstances compromise our national security and security of our nuclear facilities, and we insist that the agency must offer us full cooperation to carry this investigation until its final stage.Kazem Gharib-Abadi
The IAEA has issued a written declaration to cooperate with the investigation with Iran regarding this inspector. What we have learned is that the female inspector abandoned the rest of the nuclear facility inspections and flew back to the Austrian capital of Vienna.
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Iran had filed a formal complaint to the International Maritime Organization that 3 of its tankers had been attacked within a period of 6 months. In fact, it was previously claimed by Iran that out of the 3 tankers attacked, only one was hit by a surface to surface missile or rocket.
The confirmed attack on the Iranian tanker Sabiti has launched an investigation to determine the origin of the attack. Preliminary reports claim that the attack was not orchestrated by ONE nation or entity, but MULTIPLE states.
In essence, Iran is on high alert trying to fend off attacks from multiple states and entities. Imagine discovering that a person coming to your nuclear facility is wearing or testing positive for explosives. That is a scary thought and terrorism at it’s finest.
Iranian State television is hinting possible U.S. intervention in their IAEA debacle. Our exclusive sources tell us that they are reaching out to the United States of America for assistance because they trust President Trump more than the UN, which organizes envoys to their nuclear facilities condemning the statements of Secretary Pompeo and empowering the UN to escalate the threats to their nation.
Restart Iran, a movement to “liberate” Iran, is calling for protests in light of escalated attacks that they believe are NOT backed by the U.S. as the Iranian State Media claims. They condemn the divisiveness of relying on the notion that President Trump and Secretary Pompeo are not working together on helping liberate Iran, and have mentioned the infiltration of foreign nonprofits funded by the “Atlantic Alliance” driving such narratives.
Bottomline: One thing is for sure. Iran has been isolated and President Trump has said many times that they are not at the top of the list of threats. President Trump has demonstrated his exceptional efforts to defuse tensions with hostile entities by successfully pushing for dialogue to achieve peace. One can only speculate why the other nations of NATO and the UN are not trying to do the same. Could it be that the restructuring of nuclear energy initiated under Obama to centralize it to Ukraine be the reason?