Explosion in Iran nuclear facility: Has placed Israel to bomb Natans?

last Thursday, it came on one of the most important Iranian sites for the production of nuclear fuel needed for nuclear weapons, an Explosion on the premises of

Explosion in Iran nuclear facility: Has placed Israel to bomb Natans?

last Thursday, it came on one of the most important Iranian sites for the production of nuclear fuel needed for nuclear weapons, an Explosion on the premises of the nuclear plant in Natans. After the Regime in Tehran had dismissed the incident initially, was Iran's nuclear energy authority, a photo of a burned-out hall, in a bigger hole gaped. A spokesman for the authority said the regime-affiliated news Agency Irna in an unusual display of openness, it was possible "that the incident slows down the development and extension of advanced centrifuges". For how long, said of the Iranians: He spoke of months.

Jochen Stahnke

Political correspondent for Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jordan, with headquarters in Tel Aviv.

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The newspaper "The New York Times", in turn, reported with reference to the "middle Eastern Intelligence officials" that Israel had placed in that building a bomb. An official Israeli confirmation was first. The news Agency Reuters quoted unnamed Iranian officials, emanating from a cyber attack. Israel's foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said at a conference in Jerusalem, in principle, one should allow Iran nuclear capabilities and, therefore, "we take steps, the better to stay anonymous".

The fire was not the only incident

It is a common Israeli was of Expression. Also, Ashkenazi is a Veteran of the undeclared war between Israel and Iran. As Israel began together with the United States about ten years ago, the computer virus Stuxnet against control systems of the Iranian centrifuges, was the Ashkenazi chief of the General staff; at about the same time, in the unknown perpetrator of a series of Iranian nuclear scientists killed.

And this time the fire remained in Natans, the only between-case: Just days earlier, there had been an Explosion in the rocket development facility Khojir, Iran is officially a leak in a gas tank back. Further incidents in power plants and chemical plants, as well as an Explosion in a Tehran hospital with 19 of the dead were added. It remained unclear, whether it was attacks or accidents, commonly referred to ailing Iranian infrastructure. The "New York Times" quoted a secret service representative said in any case, Israel is put in contrast to the attack in Natans behind it and thus, loss attacks of other players exclusive.

For a long time follow America and Israel, a policy of "maximum pressure" against Iran, which has escalated since the American withdrawal from the nuclear agreement in 2018, mainly due to new sanctions. The resulting Iranian economic crisis, which is exacerbated by the Corona pandemic, Strike is Israel, as a window of Opportunity: as long as Donald Trump is still in office, and in October of the outlet end of the Embargo on conventional weapons against Iran not yet in force.

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 21:19

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