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SEOUL (Reuters) - A mushroom cloud up to 2.5 miles in diameter was seen after an explosion in a remote area of North Korea near the border with China, Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, quoting sources in Beijing.
The South Korean news agency said Thursday's blast in Kimhyungjik county in Yanggang province appeared to much worse than a train explosion that killed at least 170 people in April.
South Korean intelligence officials said they were monitoring the report, but declined detailed comment.
Iranian State television is reporting that there has been a large explosion just outside the southern city of Dailam. Early reports from the media stated that it was a missile fired from a plane but this was retracted in favour of a story about a fuel tank falling from an Iranian aircraft. This report has been categorically denied by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, leaving the world with no current explanation as to what happened
Originally posted by jukyu
would we not also have the satelite technology / informants to know whether or not it was successful without needing Iran or N. Korea to come out and say congratulations you got us?
Originally posted by jukyu
I agree that there is no U.S. involvement in either of these incidents. I mean, you can't have it both ways with the "EVIL BUSH" thing. I mean if it is U.S. military trying to start something why on earth wouldn't it be all of Al Jazeera and the rest of the press in the Middle East as a major reason for Jihad and draw us into the conflict you are so afraid will happen?
Originally posted by Geneticus
If the explosion was the result of a covert operation against Iran, and there is no political gain for Iran to release the truth, then releasing the truth would only serve to aid the attacker in damage assessment.
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
And yes there is quite a bit of a political gain to show you were attacked without any aggresive actions on your part. You get to play the role of the country only acting out of self defense.
Originally posted by dgtempe
I think the latest is a warning shot from the US government. God help us all. The dangerous lunatic residing at the White House is the source of all my anxieties and the knot in my stomach.
I wonder if God has been talking to him
about when to launch an invasion. These are scary scary times.
I would love to think our president is here to protect us...instead, we just sit and wait for the shoe to drop. scary.