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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 07:41 AM

Suspicious' blackout strikes Iran's Natanz nuclear site

Source: ABC News

Iran's underground Natanz nuclear facility lost power Sunday just hours after starting up new advanced centrifuges capable of enriching uranium faster, the latest incident to strike the site amid negotiations over the tattered atomic accord with world powers.

As Iranian officials investigated the outage, many Israeli media outlets offered the similar assessment that a cyberattack darkened Natanz and damaged a facility that is home to sensitive centrifuges. While the reports offered no sourcing for the evaluation, Israeli media maintains a close relationship with the country's military and intelligence agencies.

If Israel caused the blackout, it further heightens the tensions between the two nations already engaged in a shadow conflict across the wider Middle East.

It also complicates efforts by the U.S., Israel's main security partner, to re-enter the atomic accord aimed at limiting Tehran's program so it couldn't pursue a nuclear weapon if it chose. As news of the blackout emerged, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin landed in Israel on Sunday for talks with Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz.


Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/official-accident-strikes-irans-natanz-nuclear-facility-77002407

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Calista241 Apr 11 OP
oldsoftie Apr 11 #1
Jay25 Apr 11 #2
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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:24 AM

1. This is why so many Arab nations are establishing official relations with Israel.

They know full well that Iran is a much bigger threat to them than Israel ever was.
Now they are in self preservation mode

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 02:35 PM

2. Because they are afraid of a cyberattack?

“While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, suspicion fell immediately on Israel, where its media nearly uniformly reported a devastating cyberattack orchestrated by the country caused the blackout.”

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Response to Jay25 (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 02:45 PM

3. They are concerned that Iran will aquire nuclear weapons

Saudi Arabia said they will obtain nukes if the Iranians do. So have other gulf states.

Last thing the world needs is a nuclear arms race in the middle east.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:36 PM

4. Thank you.

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