Iran reports ‘NUCLEAR terrorism’ attack at Natanz facility – day after uranium enrichment began

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Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility was hit by a “terrorist” attack on Sunday, the country’s nuclear chief said, hours after reports of an electrical “accident” – and a day after new uranium enrichment centrifuges were started up.
Iran reserves the right to “take action” against those behind the Sunday incident at the Islamic Republic’s nuclear facility in Natanz, the head of the nation’s Atomic Energy Organization, Ali Akbar Salehi, told state TV on Sunday.
He called the incident at the plant an act of “nuclear terrorism.”
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https://www.rt.com/news/520742-iran-nuclear-terrorism-attack-natanz/
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#BREAKING Iran atomic agency says nuclear facility hit by 'terrorist' act
 

Silent

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Israeli defence analyst: Without an enrichment capacity at Natanz for the coming months, Iran loses its negotiation leverage. Over national-security and intelligence channels, U.S. officials have voiced satisfaction with the damage inflicted on the plant.

 

Silent

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Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spox of the AEOI [Atomic Energy Organization of Iran] had an "incident" during his visit to the Natanz Nuclear Facility. He's reportedly in a stable condition, yet suffers a head and ankle fracture.

 

Drumboy44

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A power failure that appeared to have been caused by a deliberately planned explosion struck Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment site on Sunday, in what Iranian officials called an act of sabotage that they suggested had been carried out by Israel.

Iran did not say precisely what had caused the blackout at the heavily fortified site, which has been a target of previous sabotage, and Israel publicly declined to confirm or deny any responsibility. But American and Israeli intelligence officials said there had been an Israeli role.

Two intelligence officials briefed on the damage said it had been caused by a large explosion that completely destroyed the independent — and heavily protected — internal power system that supplies the underground centrifuges that enrich uranium.

The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a classified Israeli operation, said that the explosion had dealt a severe blow to Iran’s ability to enrich uranium and that it could take at least 9 months to restore Natanz’s production.


 

Silent

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“Intelligence sources in the Middle East said today that the enormous damage to the process of enrichment in Natanz has been completely halted it” “Sources also said there were impressive explosions that caused fires in the underground area.”
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Iranian Foreign Minister: We will not allow Israel to influence the negotiations, and we will respond to its targeting of the Natanz facility

 

DarkNoon

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“Intelligence sources in the Middle East said today that the enormous damage to the process of enrichment in Natanz has been completely halted it” “Sources also said there were impressive explosions that caused fires in the underground area.”
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Yikes, but good. Somthing had to happen short of a barrage of bunker buster missiles hitting all the research/development centers up and down Iran.

Also glad that Biden is letting Israel do what it does best. Commit war acts without starting war.
 

DarkNoon

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Anyone know if there is possible radiation releases or exposure to anyone in around the facility?

Never known what else they may have going on down there.
 
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Scatmankay

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Many explosions in the underground, at Natanz reported. Some radiaton is always released, we will know at last.
Iran will probably retaliate against Israel, could be a nuclear war.... 🥱
 

Ben Dhyani

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Iran has begun enriching uranium to 60 percent purity, its highest level ever, a top official there revealed Friday.

The move, initially revealed by Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf on Twitter and later confirmed by state television, comes on the final day of talks in Vienna between countries involved in the 2015 nuclear deal. The talks had been taking place since Tuesday among all entities involved in the original Iran agreement — China, France, Russia, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union — as member countries worked to return the US to the deal.

Despite the talks, which were described as “constructive” by both sides, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Iran was considering enriching uranium further in response to an attack carried out by Israel on a key nuclear plant the day before.

https://nypost.com/2021/04/16/iran-begins-enriching-uranium-to-60-percent-amid-nuclear-talks/
 
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