Iran admits it was exploding 'bridge wires' that could cause nuclear explosion at Parchinnuclear detonators.
State news agency IRNA reported that a fire broke out at an "explosive materials production unit" Sunday night and killed two employees, citing Iran's Defense Industries Organization.
Iranian opposition site Sahamnews described the incident as an explosion near Parchin that shattered windows 9 miles away.
In 2011, IAEA investigators described "a large explosive containment vessel" at the site more than a decade ago, according to a confidential report obtained by the Associated Press. Later U.S. and IAEA reports described demolition at the site that U.S. diplomats have said look like efforts to destroy evidence of what happened there.
Iran, which claims its nuclear program has peaceful aims, says it tested "exploding bridge wires" at the site, and not nuclear detonators. But it has yet to allow the IAEA to inspect the site.And what exactly are 'bridge wires'? Marc Langfan explains.
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