1. Troubling

    Explosion Heard in Iran’s Nuke Town

    FILE-- An aerial photo shows Iran's Uranium Conversion Facility, just outside the city of Isfahan, 410 kilometers south of the capital Tehran, Iran, in this Wednesday, March 30, 2005 photo. Iran will likely resume some nuclear activities related to uranium enrichment next week, Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Hasan Rowhani, was quoted by the state-run news agency as saying Saturday. The conversion facility in Isfahan reprocesses uranium ore concentrate, known as yellowcake, into uranium hexaflouride gas. The gas is then taken to Natanz and fed into the centrifuges for enrichment. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

    Vahid Salemi / AP Photo

    We’re sure everything is just fine. Widely conflicting press reports are circulating after an explosion was heard Monday in the Iranian town of Ifsahan, where the country’s nuclear facilities are located. The explosion was originally reported by Iran’s semi-official news agency Fars, but the article was later removed from its website. Also, a source quoted in the original Fars article as having heard the blast later told another semi-official news agency, “I have heard no sound whatsoever in Isfahan.”

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