Iran denies U.S., Israel involvement in IRGC ammunition depot blast (UPDATE)
Details were added after the first paragraph (the first version posted at 15:59)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 16 / Trend T.Konyayeva, T.Jafarov/
The United States and Israel are not involved in the recent blast at the IRGC ammunition depot, the Mehr News Agency quoted Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces General Hassan Firouzabadi as saying on Wednesday.
Firouzabadi further said the blast took place while researching weapons which would be capable of massive strike against Israel and the U.S.
He noted the manufacturing process will be resumed at the depot in fortnight and colleagues of Brigadier General Hassan Moghaddam, who was killed in the blast, will continue his work.
On Saturday, two blasts hit an ammunition depot near Shahriyar, about 30 km west of Tehran.
According to the IRGC, the incident occurred when military personnel were unloading a projectile at the depot. The blast left 17 people killed including General Moghaddam, a senior commander in charge of the country's missile development program.
The Iranian authorities have said, prompting speculation Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service was involved, The Telegraph reported.
One US-based commentator known to have good sources in Israel's military community said he had been told it was carried out by Mossad, co-operating with an exile group, the People's Mojaheddin of Iran (MEK, MKO).