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Iran Nuclear Spokesman Confirms ‘Incident’ Near Natanz Nuclear Site
The facility in Natanz in the central Iranian province of Isfahan is the country’s primary uranium enrichment facility. Iran began expanding its enrichment programme after the United States unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal, which curbed the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions in exchange for the lifting of sanctions.
An under-construction building near the Natanz nuclear power plant was damaged in an “incident” on Thursday morning, state news agency IRNA reports, citing a spokesman for Iran’s nuclear energy agency.