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Iranian Nuke Sites Hit with ‘Sabotage’
« on: March 17, 2014, 12:21:38 PM »

Iranian officials revealed on Monday that several “new acts of sabotage” had taken place at its controversial Arak nuclear reactor facility and that other so-called “enemy plots” had been carried out at separate key nuclear sites.

Iranian security forces told the country’s state-run press early Monday that these “new acts of sabotage” had been discovered at the Arak heavy water reactor, which has been jointly built with aid from Russia.

Iran accused foreign forces of carrying out the act of sabotage, but did not immediately name any one nation it believes to be responsible for the supposed tampering at Arak.

The Arak nuclear reactor has emerged as a sticking point in negotiations between Tehran and the West due to its ability to provide Iran with a second, plutonium-based path to a nuclear weapon.

The reported acts of sabotage were spotted during inspections of the facility by Iranian intelligence forces and later reported by the country’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI), according to the Fars News Agency.

“Intelligence inspections of the nuclear facilities indicated that some pumps of the second circuitry of Arak’s IR40 project had undergone mechanical operations in a bid to disrupt the routine work of the power plant,” Asqar Zare’an, the AEOI’s deputy chief for nuclear protection and security, was quoted as saying over the weekend.

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