New fire in Iranian power plantChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 4, 2020
A fire broke out at a power station in southwest Iran on Saturday, the latest of several blazes and explosions to hit sensitive sites.
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On Thursday, a fire broke out at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility but officials said operations were not affected.
Iranian investigators said a day later they determined the cause of the fire, a spokesman for Iran's top security body said on Friday, while declining to release details because of "security reasons".
The National Security Council's statement came as Gholamreza Jalali, the head of Iran's civilian defence, told state television that Tehran would retaliate against any country that carries out cyberattacks on its nuclear sites.
Reuters news agency, citing three Iranian officials, said the fire at Natanz was caused by cyber-sabotage.
The Natanz uranium-enrichment site, much of which is underground, is one of several Iranian facilities monitored by inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations nuclear watchdog. ■