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Sabotage attempt on Iranian nuclear facility thwarted

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 23 Jun 2021, 10:54 am Print

Sabotage attempt on Iranian nuclear facility thwarted Iran nuclear programme

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A sabotage attempt on Iran's civilian nuclear programme has been foiled, according to media reports.

The attack by a drone on a building belonging Iranian Atomic Energy Organization was thwarted, said social media channels linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Al Jazeera reported.

No loss of life or property damage were inflicted, said another report, according to Al Jazeera.

Investigations have been launched in the matter to identify the perpetrators and determine the facts surrounding the incident, said Nournews, a website believed to be close to Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, according to the report.

It said no further information has been made available on the nature of the sabotage attempt or how it was averted.

Iran’s English-Language Press TV reported “the hostile attempt occurred on early Wednesday, but did not result in any casualties or damage owing to tight security precautions adopted following similar acts of sabotage against Iranian nuclear sites and scientists”.

Iran has accused Israel of repeatedly attacking its nuclear facilities and killing its nuclear scientists over the past years.

According to the Al Jazeera report, the building linked to Iran's civilian nuclear programme was located near Karaj City, 40km (25 miles) west of the capital Tehran, said Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency said