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New fire in Iranian power plant

Christian 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.
New incident   Ahvaz
The blaze, which affected a transformer in the power station in the city of Ahvaz, was put out by firefighters and electricity was restored after partial outages, Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi, a spokesman for state-run power company TAVANIR, told Tasnim.

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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.