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Iran said to resume work at centrifuge plant allegedly targeted by Israel

The alleged Karaj centrifuge parts plant near Karaj, Iran, seen in a photo posted online by Google user Edward Majnoonian, in May 2019. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
The alleged Karaj centrifuge parts plant near Karaj, Iran, seen in a photo posted online by Google user Edward Majnoonian, in May 2019. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

Iran has resumed producing parts for advanced centrifuges at a site allegedly targeted by Israel, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Citing unidentified diplomats, the US newspaper reports that operations at the Karaj facility resumed in August and have ramped up, with one diplomat saying enough parts for 170 centrifuges have been produced since then.

The diplomats say there has no been no UN monitoring of the site. The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said last month that its monitoring program at Karaj was “no longer intact.”

The IAEA has said one of its cameras was destroyed and another heavily damaged in a blast at Karaj in Jun, which Iran alleges was an Israeli sabotage attack.

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