Iran Government Blames Israel Gas Pipeline Attack

 – Israel was behind last week’s attack on Iranian gas pipelines, Iran’s Oil Minister Javad Owji said on Wednesday according to semi-official Tasnim news agency.

Two explosions hit Iran’s main south-north gas pipeline network on Feb. 14 and were initially described by Owji as a “terrorist act of sabotage”, without naming any suspects.

“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,” Owji said on Wednesday.

In December, a hacking group that Iran accuses of having links to Israel claimed it carried out a cyber-attack which disrupted as much as 70% of Iran’s petrol stations.

Iran’s Main Gas Pipeline Hit by Probable Sabotage, State Media Report

(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom, editing by Michael Georgy and Kim Coghill)

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