The Wall Street Journal claims that Israel has assured its allies that it is not connected to the explosions in the southeastern Iranian city of Kerman that resulted in the deaths of around a hundred people.

The publication notes that the blasts in Iran do not match the pattern of Israeli attacks, which have usually been more precise targeting of individuals or infrastructure connected to Iran’s security forces.

On January 3, the National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications, John Kirby, and spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, Matthew Miller, told journalists that Washington has no reason to believe that Israel is involved in the explosions in Iran.