Iran says thwarted sabotage attempt against atomic organization building
Tehran, Jun 23 (EFE).- Iran foiled a sabotage attempt against one of its atomic energy organization buildings in the city of Karaj, the country’s state television IRIB reported on Wednesday.
Investigations are underway to identify the alleged perpetrators of the attempted attack, which resulted in no casualties or damage, according to the state broadcaster IRIB.
In April, a blackout struck Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment site and destroyed hundreds of centrifuges. The Islamic republic held Israel responsible for the attack, while the latter has not confirmed nor denied its involvement.
In response, Iran began enriching its uranium supply up to 60%, well beyond a maximum enrichment level of 3.67% stipulated by the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement.
Earlier this week, the Iranian nuclear plant Bushehr in the southern part of the country has been temporarily shut off for technical reasons.
Wednesday’s alleged sabotage attempt came as talks between Iran and world powers are held to salvage the nuclear deal struck to restrict the Islamic republic’s nuclear program.
Tehran started to violate the accord in 2019, a year after then US President Donald Trump, unilaterally withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and embarked on a “maximum pressure” campaign of escalating sanctions against Iran. EFE