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Iran: Missile strike near Dimona reactor is message to Israel

April 23, 2021 at 10:00 am

Israel’s nuclear reactor at Dimona. [Getty Images]

Iranian media outlets said yesterday that the missile that fell near the Dimona nuclear reactor was a message to Israel that “its sensitive areas are not fortified”.

“The Israeli narrative about the missile that fell near the Dimona reactor contains clear loopholes,” they said, adding that the missile could have hit Dimona, “but creating a catastrophe is not required”.

A spokesman for the Israeli army said yesterday that an anti-aircraft missile launched from Syria towards an Israeli jet exploded near Dimona in southern Israel overnight triggering warning sirens near the Dimona nuclear reactor.

The spokesman identified the projectile as an SA-5 surface-to-air missile fired by Syrian forces, explaining that it overflew its target to reach the Dimona area, 200 kilometres south of the Syrian border.

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