Fire at the Iran most important Natanz nuclear plant has caused ‘significant’ damage. A spokesman for the Iranian nuclear authority informs this accident news.
He said they knew the cause of the fire at the Natanz nuclear plant, although he did not give details. But, more advanced equipment will be added to replace the equipment that was burnt in the fire, he said.
The centrifuge assembly workshop of the nuclear power plant is said to have caught fire. But Iranian officials have blamed cyber-sabotage for the crash.
Incidentally, centrifuges are used in uranium enrichment. It is also used to make reactors and nuclear weapons. Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization said officials were not discussing the issue for security reasons.
There have been a number of fires and explosions in Iran over the past few weeks. Mr.Behrouz says, “Government will replace the damaged building with a larger one to add more modern materials. “
The Natanz fire broke out six days after the blast near the Parchin military complex. Iranian authorities have reported a gas tank explosion there, but analysts say satellite imagery shows it has a missile production facility.
Parchin is a place near Tehran. It is located in Tehran, about 250 kilometers south of Natanz, and is the largest uranium enrichment area in Iran. European countries see it as an important part of Iran’s nuclear program. Iran has always demanded a peaceful end to its nuclear program.
Kamalvandi said a fire broke out in an industrial shed under construction. A later released photo shows the building partially damaged in the fire. The United States-based analysts identified it as a new centrifuge assembly plant.
The news agency Reuters quoted Iranian officials as saying they believed it was a cyberattack but did not present any evidence.
Meanwhile, officials said on Sunday that a fire broke out near a power plant in the southwestern city of Ahvaz. It was later reported that the power system was restored there.
Iran agreed to the 2015 nuclear deal, Which will produce low levels of uranium which will produce oil for nuclear power plants. But, Donald Trump took leave from that deal, Iran also withdrew from the deal last year.