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Mon Aug 24, 2020, 01:20 AM

Iran says 'sabotage' caused blast at Natanz nuclear site

Source: The Guardian and agencies

Iran says 'sabotage' caused blast at Natanz nuclear site

Officials say security investigations confirmed sabotage, with further details to be released later

Mon 24 Aug 2020 01.23 BST

Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation said on Sunday that “sabotage” was the cause of an explosion that damaged the Natanz nuclear facility last month.

“Security investigations confirm this was sabotage and what is certain is that an explosion took place in Natanz,” spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA. “But how this explosion took place and with what materials ... will be announced by security officials in due course.”

Iran said after the incident on 2 July that it had determined its cause but declined to release details due to “security concerns”.

Natanz governor Ramezan-Ali Ferdowsi said a fire had broken out at the site, but the country’s atomic agency said it caused no casualties or radioactive pollution.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/24/iran-says-sabotage-caused-blast-at-natanz-nuclear-site

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