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Iran identifies cause of fire in nuclear facility, threatens retaliation

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 3, 2020
Iranian investigators have found the main cause of a fire that tore through a building in the country’s biggest uranium enrichment facility on Thursday but won’t yet release details, Tasnim reported.
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“Due to security considerations, the cause and nature of this incident will be announced at the appropriate time,” the agency cited Keyvan Khosravi, spokesman for the secretariat of the Supreme National Security Council, as saying on Friday.

Topics: Iran

He ruled out any potential leaks of radioactive material from the Natanz site in central Iran. No casualties were reported in the fire.

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