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Mon Jul 6, 2020, 12:02 AM

Iran Admits Serious Damage to Natanz Nuclear Site, Setting Back Program

Source: New York Times

A Middle Eastern intelligence official said Israel planted a bomb in a building where advanced centrifuges were being developed.

A fire at Iranís main nuclear fuel enrichment site caused significant damage, setting back the countryís nuclear program by months, the government acknowledged on Sunday, after initially saying the destruction was minor.

A Middle Eastern intelligence official with knowledge of the episode said Israel was responsible for the attack on the Natanz nuclear complex on Thursday, using a powerful bomb. A member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps who was briefed on the matter also said an explosive was used.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity when discussing sensitive intelligence and operational topics.

Suspicion in Iran has focused on Israel and the United States, which have sabotaged the nuclear program in the past and have vowed to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons. In the past, Israel and the United States have used cyberattacks to damage Iranís nuclear program, but that has been ruled out as a cause in this case, the Revolutionary Guards member said.


Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/05/world/middleeast/iran-Natanz-nuclear-damage.html

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Reply Iran Admits Serious Damage to Natanz Nuclear Site, Setting Back Program (Original post)
Zorro Jul 6 OP
forgotmylogin Jul 6 #1
roamer65 Jul 6 #2
cstanleytech Jul 6 #5
roamer65 Jul 6 #6
cstanleytech Jul 6 #9
RandiFan1290 Jul 6 #7
cstanleytech Jul 6 #8
RandiFan1290 Jul 6 #11
cstanleytech Jul 6 #12
RandiFan1290 Jul 6 #13
cstanleytech Jul 6 #16
roamer65 Jul 6 #14
EX500rider Jul 6 #15
Takket Jul 6 #3
TomVilmer Jul 6 #4
cstanleytech Jul 6 #10
muriel_volestrangler Jul 10 #17
Steelrolled Jul 10 #18

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 12:11 AM

1. For the love of god please help Donnie's handlers keep him from crowing about this. n/t

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 12:36 AM

2. Netanyahu is trying to start a Middle East war.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 05:44 AM

5. Iran isn't helping matters though in their quest to have a nuke.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 10:53 AM

6. Dump should have stayed in the 2015 nuclear accord.

It was working.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 03:21 PM

9. I agree but that does not mean Iran had to agree to essentially support him by

then trying to develop nukes again when what they should have done is followed the agreement and use it against Trump that way.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 11:31 AM

7. They have the right to defend themselves. nt

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 03:19 PM

8. Nukes are not about defense they are about intimidation. nt

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 03:23 PM

11. They have the right. nt

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 03:25 PM

12. No, they have the knowledge. Right and wrong is a matter of opinion and in mine

I think they are making a mistake as all it does is increase tensions in a region that already has plenty of assholes in it like Israel.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 03:27 PM

13. Then Israel and the US should get rid of their nukes

Until then Iran has the right to develop their own.

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 06:25 PM

16. "Then Israel and the US should get rid of their nukes" All countries should.

"Until then Iran has the right to develop their own."
And you are welcome to that opinion.

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 03:28 PM

14. If I were Iran, I would slap one together ASAP and detonate it.

Once u are in the nuclear club, the superpowers leave you alone.

Nukes are definitely about defense...MAD aka Mutual Assured Destruction.

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 03:43 PM

15. if they wanted the right they shouldn't have signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

While a signer they do not have the right.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 12:43 AM

3. I doubt the US was involved

Drumpf would be blabbing all about it if we were. Self-felating himself.

Plus we know countries like Israel arenít sharing intelligence with us anymore because anything they do goes straight to Russia. So Israel would have had to do this on their own or idiot would have been tweeting about it and it never would have worked.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 05:30 AM

4. Rumors is saying cyber war and F35 attack...

... but this might just be silly accident. Every time there is a fire like this, opposing group will claim responsibility...........

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Response to TomVilmer (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 03:22 PM

10. If it was an air attack Iran would have been broadcasting the news all over.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 04:02 PM

17. Iran explosions: Officials deny reports of fresh blast

Iranian officials have denied reports of an explosion west of the capital Tehran on Thursday, the latest in a series of mysterious blasts to hit the country in recent weeks.
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Rumours of the latest incident began circulating online at around midnight on Thursday, according to reports by state-run IRIB news agency.

Locals reported hearing three or four mortar-like sounds similar to anti-aircraft weapons, reported government-run Press TV.

A small number of social media accounts claiming to be from Garmdareh reported hearing sounds, according to analysis by BBC News, but images of fire and damaged buildings circulating online were found to be old.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-53362127

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:14 PM

18. What a shame.

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