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Iran calls Natanz nuclear enrichment site blackout ‘nuclear terrorism’

Iran calls Natanz nuclear enrichment site blackout ‘nuclear terrorism’,  ABC, 12 Apr 21,  A blackout at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility on Sunday was an act of “nuclear terrorism”, according to the country’s nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi.

Key points:

  • Multiple Israeli media outlets reported a cyberattack caused the blackout
  • The incident took place a day after Tehran launched advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges
  • Israel has not claimed responsibility for the attack

While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, suspicion fell immediately on Israel, where its media nearly uniformly reported a devastating cyberattack orchestrated by the country caused the blackout. 

Earlier on Sunday, a spokesman for the country’s Atomic Energy Organisation (AEOI) said that a problem with the electrical distribution grid of the Natanz site had caused an incident, Iranian media reported.

The spokesman said that “the incident caused no casualties or contamination”.

The incident took place a day after Tehran launched new advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges at the site……… https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-12/iran-calls-natanz-atomic-site-blackout-nuclear-terrorism/100062156

April 12, 2021 - Posted by | Iran, secrets,lies and civil liberties

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