Iran foreign minister accuses Israel of attack on gas pipelines

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February 21,2024 02:48 PM
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An Iran minister has accused Israel of being behind the previous week's attack on gas pipelines in the country.

Tel Aviv [Israel], February 21 (HBTV): An Iran minister has accused Israel of being behind the previous week's attack on gas pipelines in the country. 



"The enemy intended to disrupt households' gas supplies but within two hours our colleagues worked to counter the Israeli plot which only damaged several pipes," Iran's Oil Minister Javad Owji asserted. 



According to a February 14 report in Al Jazeera, Minister Owji told state TV about twin explosions on gas pipelines overnight. The reports said that while there are few details about the blasts, one occurred on the mainline gas route running from Iran's central Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province north to major gas fields in the Caspian Sea.       



The other explosion was reported in the southern province of Fars, it said.



Meanwhile, earlier this month, Israel's Minister of Defence, Yoav Gallant, said recovered documents and other materials revealed that envelopes filled with cash funds were transferred from Iran directly to Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar.  



A Microsoft report released earlier this month stated that Iran's online disinformation activities and cyber attacks on Israel have soared since October 7. 



International Israeli news agency TPZ cited the report to state that Iran's efforts were to "undermine Israel and its supporters across the internet and social media, causing general confusion and a loss of trust."



Meanwhile, Iran's foreign minister Amirabdollahian Hossein Amirabdollahian, highlighted the conditions on the ground for the Palestinian civilian population and the massive number of Gazans taking refuge in the city of Rafah. 



(ANI) This is a syndicated news feed. HBTV has edited the story for clarity.