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Iran fires a missile at Israeli ship

Iran fired a missile at an Israeli ship in the Arabian Sea. This is reported by the Al-Arabiya TV channel.

According to the report, the ship belongs to Israel and is engaged in the transportation of cars.

It is noted that the ship received minor damage, but was able to continue on its way.

On April 11, it became known that an accident occurred in the distribution grid at the nuclear facility in the Iranian city of Natanz. As a result of the incident, no one was injured, and no environmental pollution was recorded.

In Iran, after the accident at the nuclear plant, uranium enrichment continued again

At the nuclear facility in Natanz, after the sabotage that took place the day before, according to Tehran, the enrichment of uranium continues.

In Iran, uranium enrichment continued at the Natanz nuclear facility after an accident occurred there on Sunday, April 11. This was announced by the Vice-President of Iran and the head of the Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, his words are quoted by the state TV and radio company IRIB.

“Yesterday’s incident in Natanz did not interfere with the enrichment (of uranium), the emergency power supply was turned on,” Salehi said.

He added that in the coming days, the damaged centrifuges will be replaced with more powerful ones. Thanks to this, it will be possible to enrich uranium to the level of 50% in Natanz in the “shortest possible time”.

Recall that in Iran, an accident occurred at a nuclear plant. The facility is the centerpiece of Iran’s uranium enrichment program and is monitored by IAEA inspectors. The incident did not result in any casualties or contamination. Iran later blamed Israel for the explosion at the nuclear facility.

In Iran, uranium enrichment continued at the Natanz nuclear facility after an accident occurred there on Sunday, April 11. This was announced by the Vice-President of Iran and the head of the Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, his words are quoted by the state TV and radio company IRIB.

“Yesterday’s incident in Natanz did not interfere with the enrichment (of uranium), the emergency power supply was turned on,” Salehi said.

He added that in the coming days, the damaged centrifuges will be replaced with more powerful ones. Thanks to this, it will be possible to enrich uranium to the level of 50% in Natanz in the “shortest possible time”.

Recall that in Iran, an accident occurred at a nuclear plant. The facility is the centerpiece of Iran’s uranium enrichment program and is monitored by IAEA inspectors. The incident did not result in any casualties or contamination.

The U.S. Confirms Israeli Involvement in Attack on Iran Nuclear Site

Israel is behind the fire at the centrifuge production facility for uranium enrichment in Natanz, Iran. This is the assertion made by a source in The New York Times in an electronic version of the paper published Sunday, June 5.

“A Middle Eastern intelligence official with knowledge of what happened said Israel was responsible for the attack on the Natanz nuclear facility, a powerful explosive device was used,” the paper said.

The newspaper does not say which intelligence service is being referred to.

A member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC, an elite force in the Iranian military) has allegedly confirmed to the press that an explosive device went off at the Natanz site on July 2.

However, the newspaper explains that it is unable to verify the information about Israel’s involvement in the incident. It is also not known how the device arrived at the site. Israeli officials on Sunday did not give a clear answer to the question of whether the country had organized the sabotage in Iran, the article notes.

It is specified that the incident occurred last week.

Earlier, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Behrouz Kamalvandi said there had been no casualties as a result of the incident, but there had been considerable material damage.

The United States Special Envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, said in an interview with Channel 13 on July 1 that the US authorities were considering the possibility of using military force against Iran if it would be necessary to prevent the country from getting nuclear weapons.

On May 27, U.S. State Department chief Mike Pompeo said U.S. authorities gave Iran two months to complete its nuclear program projects, after which they would be subject to sanctions.

In 2015, Iran, the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France, and Germany signed a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The document implies the lifting of sanctions against Tehran in exchange for an end to nuclear development.

In 2018, the U.S. side withdrew from the treaty, reinstated some sanctions against Iran, and imposed new ones. A year later, President of the Islamic Republic Hassan Rouhani announced that Tehran was suspending some of its obligations under the nuclear deal.

Iran calls “nuclear terrorism” incident at Natanz site

The incident at the nuclear facility in Iran’s Natanz was the result of an attack, said Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran’s Vice President and Head of the country’s Atomic Energy Organization.

“Iran, while condemning this despicable act, stresses that the international community and the International Atomic Energy Agency must confront this nuclear terrorism,” ISNA quoted him as saying.

Salehi added that Iran reserves the right to take retaliatory measures against the perpetrators of the attack.

As it became known earlier, an emergency situation occurred in the energy distribution system at the nuclear facility in the Iranian city of Natanz.

The incident did not lead to human injuries or environmental pollution, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran stressed.

IAEA Records Iran’s New Violation of Nuclear Agreement

Iran has begun enriching uranium at its underground plant in Natanz with a new and improved Type II centrifuge IR-4, another violation of the 2015 nuclear agreements by Tehran.

This is reported by Reuters with reference to the report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

“On March 15, 2021, the Agency confirmed that Iran has begun feeding natural uranium fluoride UF6 into a cascade of 174 IR-4 centrifuges already installed at the plant,” the IAEA said in a report.

Iran said it now plans to install a second cascade of IR-4 centrifuges at the fuel enrichment plant, but installation has not yet begun.

It is also noted that Iran has increased the number of IR-2m machines, which are much more efficient than the IR-1 installed at the underground plant.

“Thus, as of March 15, 2021, Iran uses 5,060 IR-1 centrifuges installed in 30 cascades, 522 IR-2m centrifuges installed in three cascades, and 174 IR-4 centrifuges installed in one cascade to enrich natural UF6 “, — the agency quotes the report.

Recall that in February Iran began producing uranium metal, which can be used to create nuclear weapons, in violation of the 2015 nuclear agreements.

We also reported that huge hidden reserves of enriched uranium were discovered in Iran.