Israel has not directly claimed responsibility for the attack. However, suspicion immediately fell on Israel, as their media reported a devastating cyber attack by the country which caused lightning. If Israel is responsible for the attack, it will further increase tensions between the two countries, which are already in confrontation. Earlier, the head of Iran’s civil nuclear program had termed the power supply disruptions in the country’s Ntanj nuclear unit as ‘nuclear terrorism’.
Israeli intelligence agency Mossad accused of being a hand
Iran’s state-run broadcaster Kahn said Israel’s intelligence agency, Mossad, was behind the attack. Channel 12 TV, citing ‘experts’, said that all areas of the unit were affected due to disrupted power supply. None of the news contained any source or explanation of how the media houses reached this assessment.
Khatibzada said, ‘Natanja’s answer is to take revenge on Israel. Israel will get his answer in the same way. ‘ However, he did not elaborate on this. Khatibzada admitted that the IR-1 centrifuge was damaged in the attack. However, he did not provide more information about this. Meanwhile, the former head of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said that the fire in Natanz was also triggered by the attack and he appealed to improve security at the center.
Major General Mohsin Rejai said on Twitter that the second fire in Natanj for the second time in a year indicates the seriousness of the incursion incident. Iran’s Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif said that this is going to jeopardize the negotiations going on in Vienna to save the nuclear deal. Iran’s official news agency Irana quoted Zarif as saying, “The Jewish people wanted to take revenge on the Iranians for their success in lifting the ban.” But we will not allow this to happen and avenge it. ‘
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who met US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin on Sunday, vowed that he would do what he could to stop the effort to restore the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. The US Defense Minister on Monday declined to say anything at Israel’s Nevtim Air Force Base on whether the Biden administration’s efforts to bring Iran to the negotiating table on the nuclear program would be hampered.