© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital, Tehran
DUBAI (Reuters) – A power failure caused an incident at Iran’s Natanz underground nuclear facility, Iran Press Television reported, a day after Tehran commissioned its first uranium enrichment centrifuges New advancement in this location.
Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said: “The incident caused no casualties or pollution, adding that” power was affected at the Natanz facility “.
Last year, a fire broke out at the Natanz nuclear facility, which the government saw as an attempt to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program.
The underground Natanz site is central to Iran’s uranium enrichment program and is overseen by inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations nuclear watchdog.
Tehran and Washington are trying to revive Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with powers that former US President Donald Trump abandoned three years ago. Trump re-applied the lifted sanctions against the Islamic Republic and introduced many more.
In response to US sanctions, Iran violated many of the restrictions imposed by the agreement. The two countries took a tough stance at the indirect talks in Vienna last week on how to bring them both back into full compliance with the agreement.
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