Thursday, October 30, 2014

Iran Claims To Have Foiled A Bid To Sabotage Its Nuclear Heavy-Water Tanks

A general view of the Arak heavy-water project, 190 km (120 miles) southwest of Tehran January 15, 2011. Credit: Reuters/ISNA/Hamid Forootan

Iran Says Foils Bid To Sabotage Nuclear Heavy-Water Tanks: Newspaper -- Reuters

(Reuters) - Iran has foiled an attempt to sabotage tanks used for transporting heavy water, which is needed to run some nuclear reactors, and blames a "foreign country" for the incident, a senior official was quoted by local media as saying.

The Islamic Republic is at odds with the West over suspicions it is covertly using its declared civilian atomic energy program to develop a nuclear arms capability. It denies this and has repeatedly accused certain Western states of trying to cripple the program through acts of sabotage.

Asghar Zarean, deputy chief in charge of nuclear protection and security at Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, was quoted by the Tehran newspaper Arman as saying the bid to damage tanks at the Arak heavy-water production plant occurred two weeks ago.

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Update: Iran foils attempt to sabotage nuclear heavy-water tanks -- Jerusalem post

My Comment: An explosion at the Parchin military site a few weeks ago ... where a suspected nuclear weapons research program is underway .... and now this .... attempts to stop Iran's nuclear program is stepping up.

1 comment:

Jay Farquharson said...

Emptywheel geolocated the blast site at Parchin. It wasn't a bunker, so it wasn't an "accident", it appears to have been a housing complex.