TEHRAN: Iran vowed on Monday to take vengeance from Israel after it claimed that Tel Aviv was behind an assault on the Natanz uranium enrichment plant carried out a day earlier.
“After all the Zionist regime, with this motion, tried to take revenge on the individuals of Iran for his or her endurance and smart angle concerning the lifting of (US) sanctions,” spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh stated at a press convention.
Khatibzadeh not directly accused Israel of trying to scuttle talks underway in Vienna geared toward reviving a landmark nuclear settlement.
The Sunday incident, which Iran known as an act of “anti-nuclear terrorism,” got here a day after Tehran stated it had began up superior uranium centrifuges at Natanz, a breach of its commitments underneath the troubled 2015 cope with world powers.
The US withdrew from the accord in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions, prompting Iran to retaliate by progressively rolling again its personal commitments.
Iran´s atomic vitality organisation spokesman had earlier reported an accident at Natanz attributable to a “energy failure”, with no accidents or air pollution.
In accordance with Khatibzadeh, the assault affected quite a lot of first-generation IR-1 centrifuges “which is able to all get replaced with superior” ones.
He vowed that Iran´s response to the assault could be “revenge on the Zionist regime” when and the place Tehran chooses.
“If the aim was to interrupt the trail of lifting the oppressive sanctions in opposition to Iran, they may actually not attain their aim”.
The Natanz incident adopted a gap spherical of talks in Vienna Tuesday with representatives of the remaining events to the nuclear deal.
The talks are targeted on lifting US sanctions reimposed on Iran by former president Donald Trump and on bringing Tehran again into compliance with the accord.
Iran´s overseas minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stated Monday that Tehran wouldn’t permit the assault to have an effect on the Vienna talks or weaken its stance, state information company IRNA reported.
He confused the necessity to keep away from “falling within the entice” set by Israel, it stated.
“We is not going to permit (Israel to derail the talks) and we’ll take revenge for these actions on the Zionists,” Zarif was quoted by MPs as saying throughout a parliamentary session, IRNA reported.