skip to content

Fact Check: 2021 Image Of Oil Refinery Fire In Tehran Falsely Linked To Israel-Iran Conflict


An image of a large explosion happened in Iran’s capital, Tehran, following its April 13 attack on Israel, is doing the rounds on social media. Many users have shared the picture claiming it to be true. 

A Facebook user posted the viral post with the following caption:
Large explosion reported in Tehran after drones launched against Israel.

You can check the post here.


NewsMobile fact-checked the viral post, and found it to be false.

Had there been any explosion in Tehran as a result of retaliation by Israel, it would have been covered by media worldwide. Running the viral picture through Reverse Image Search, the NM team traced a news report in The Times of Israel, dated June 2, 2021. 

The picture in the article matches with the viral clip, informing that smoke billowing from the site of a refinery fire in Tehran due to a massive fire that broke out in the refinery plant in June 2021.

Reuters, too, reported on the incident stating that no casualties were reported. 

Searching further, we found the same image published in Getty Images corroborating the claims made in The Times of Israel

Therefore, we can conclusively say that the viral post, claiming to show an explosion in Tehran after retaliation by Israel, is false.

If you want to fact-check any story, WhatsApp it now on +91 11 7127 9799

Error: Contact form not found.

Click here for Latest Fact Checked News On NewsMobile WhatsApp Channel


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:



More like this

News Mobile Morning Brief

Maliwal Assault Case: Delhi Police Take Bibhav Kumar To...

Maliwal Assault Case: Delhi Police Take Bibhav Kumar To CM Kejriwal Residence

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday took Bibhav Kumar,...

EAM Jaishankar Remembers Iranian President Raisi, FM Abdollahian’s Role In Chabahar Port Agreement

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar emphasised the...

Chhattisgarh: 19 Laborers, Including 3 Minors, Killed In Truck Accident

Kawardha: In a tragic incident, at least 19 labourers...