Iran Accuses Israel of Being Behind Natanz Sabotage Attack, Vows Revenge

Middle East

On Sunday morning, Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization reported an accident at the Natanz nuclear site adding there were no casualties or environmental pollution.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has blamed israel on Monday for the sabotage of the Natanz nuclear site.

According to Zarif, israel “has publicly announced that it will not allow us to make progress in lifting restrictions, and it believes that it has succeeded in it.”

The foreign minister added that, in response, his country will “achieve new breakthroughs in the nuclear development.”

Zarif went on to say that this “sabotage act” at the Natanz nuclear power plant will not weaken Tehran’s position in the negotiations.

“The negotiating parties [in Vienna] should know that the Natanz reactor will henceforth be equipped with advanced centrifuges with high [uranium] enrichment capabilities,” Zarif added.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh later said that the Natanz attack was aimed at affecting JCPOA negotiations.

According to Khatibzadeh, IR-1 uranium enrichment centrifuges were damaged in the incident.

On the morning of April 11, an explosion occurred at a uranium enrichment plant in Natanz, in the Isfahan province in central Iran.

Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi defined the incident as an “act of nuclear terrorism,” saying that Tehran reserves the right to respond to those responsible for the…

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