White House press secretary Jay Carney on Monday dismissed reports of a massive explosion at an Iranian nuclear facility.
"We have no information to confirm the allegations in the report and we do not believe the report is credible," Carney told reporters in his daily press briefing. "We don't believe those are credible reports."
The Sunday Times reported that Israeli intelligence officials had confirmed the blast, though the newspaper said the officials did not know how significant the explosion was or whether it was sabotage or an accident. But that report has not been publicly confirmed, and Iranian officials have denied any explosion occurred.
"The false news of an explosion at Fordow is Western propaganda ahead of nuclear negotiations to influence their process and outcome," Saeed Shamseddin Bar Broudi, the deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, told Reuters.
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