Iran's nuclear program: between on-site when Natans

A building under construction near the Iranian nuclear plant Natans has been damaged, according to a speaker at a "incident". The centrifuge, operating the ur

Iran's nuclear program: between on-site when Natans

A building under construction near the Iranian nuclear plant Natans has been damaged, according to a speaker at a "incident". The centrifuge, operating the uranium enrichment plant had suffered on Thursday no harm, and there was no radio activity, said a spokesman for the Iranian atomic energy organization. He described the affected building as an "industrial shed", the standing above ground, and no part of the enrichment facility was. There is no reason for concern, insist the spokesman said, according to the state news Agency Irna.

so Far, no construction work at the Natans had been announced. The atomic centre is located about 250 kilometers South of the capital Tehran. Include Natans underground facilities that are covered by 7,60 Meter-thick concrete, the protection from air attacks. The Governor of the city Natans, Ramasanali Ferdowsi, described the incident as "fire". Firefighters and rescue teams were there and moved out, he said, according to the semi-official Agency Tasnim.

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Natans is one of the systems that are monitored on the Basis of the nuclear agreement between Iran and several world powers of the International atomic energy Agency. The IAEA did not reply to a request to the incident initially. In Natans, uranium is enriched using centrifuges. According to the IAEA Iran's uranium is enriched, currently at 4.5 percent of fissile material, and thus stronger than in the nuclear deal allowed. For nuclear weapons, a purity of 90 percent is required. In the past, centrifuge in Natans by the Stuxnet computer virus destroyed, of which it is widely believed that it was created by the United States and Israel.

The IAEA had demanded that the government in Tehran to allow inspection of suspect nuclear sites. Israel sees Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programme in its existence threatened. For years, there is international dispute over the handling of Iran and a lengthy negotiated nuclear agreement. The country had allowed a higher degree of control of its nuclear weapons activities, and the facilitation of international economic sanctions to get. The United States had withdrawn in 2018 under the agreement back.

Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 10:19

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