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Iran | Iranian Foreign Ministry: Sources confirm Israel's role in Natanz explosion

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman said various sources confirm that the Zionist regime of Israel was behind the sabotage in the Natanz nuclear site.

Speaking at his weekly presser on Monday, Saeed Khatibzadeh said "Various sources confirm that the Zionist regime was behind it. I am glad there was no human or environmental damage, but it could have been a human catastrophe, so it was a crime against humanity and also a 'terrorist act.'"

Noting this did not reduce Iran's nuclear capability, Khatibzadeh added: "All the centrifuges that damaged were IR1, which will be replaced by advanced machines."

The senior diplomat also spoke about the impact of the Natanz incident on Iran's nuclear power, adding "It is too early to judge the extent of the damage in Natanz. Teams are reviewing the incident. Whatever was in Natanz was first-generation centrifuges, and more advanced machines are being replaced. What happened in Natanz does not hold back Iran's nuclear industry, nor is it effective in the path of lifting sanctions."

An accident has happened in the electricity network of a nuclear enrichment facility in central Iran, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said.

The accident happened in part of the electricity network of ‘Ahmadi Roshan’ nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz on Saturday morning, Behrooz Kamalvandi said.

The accident has not resulted in any casualties or contamination, he added.