Richard Silverstein, who writes an influential blog on Israel and has credible sources there, reports on a significant claim that the explosion yesterday afternoon at an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) depot was the result of a joint operation by Israel’s Mossad and the Mojahedin-e Khalgh Organization (MKO, also referred to as the MEK). According to Silverstein:
An Israeli source with extensive senior political and military experience provides an exclusive report that it was the work of the Mossad in collaboration with the MEK. It is widely known within intelligence circles that the Israeli intelligence agency uses the MEK for varied acts of espionage and terror ranging from fraudulent Iranian memos alleging work on nuclear trigger devices to assassinations of nuclear scientists and bombings of sensitive military installations. A similar act of sabotage happened a little more than a year ago [on October 11, 2010] at another IRG[C] missile base [Imam Ali base in Lorestan province] which killed nearly 20 [the actual toll was 18 dead and 14 injured].