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Iranian MP: Natanz incident was definitely ’caused by a security breach’

A member of the Iranian parliament’s National Security Committee tells the legislature authorities have reached a definitive conclusion that the blast and fire at the Natanz nuclear facility earlier this month was “caused by a security breach,” according to multiple reports in Persian and Arab media.

It was not immediately clear if Karimi Qudusi was explicitly referring to some type of infiltration of the sensitive site.

Qudusi ruled out an outside strike on the facility.

The incident at the advanced centrifuge development and assembly plant at Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment facility has been widely attributed to Israel in a possible cyber attack.

A building after it was damaged by a fire, at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran, July 2, 2020. (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran via AP)
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