The Jerusalem Post | ‘Mossad behind cyber attack against Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility’ | 11-04-21
— “The Mossad was reportedly behind the cyber attack at the Natanz nuclear plant on Sunday which has caused extensive damage to Iran’s main uranium enrichment facility. Western sources quoted in Israeli media said that the attack – initially referred to as an “accident” by Iran – was carried out by the Mossad
Israel 13 Channel says that the attack on the Natanz facility in Iran was not cyber and was carried out with an explosive charge.Intelligence officials briefed on the Natanz incident have said that the large explosion completely destroyed the independent internal power system that supplies the underground centrifuges. It could take at least nine months to restore Natanz’s production.
The Jerusalem Post says the incident at the Natanz nuclear facility was very large.
Salehi also says: What happened today in Natanz was nuclear terrorism.
Kamalvandi, who had traveled to Kashan to visit the Natanz enrichment complex incident, had an accident during the visit and his ankle and head were broken.
Iran said on Sunday evening that the so-called “accident” was the result of a “terrorist” act. The country’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said that the international community and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) needed to deal with what he called nuclear terrorism. He added that Iran reserves the right to take action against the perpetrators, TV reported.”
“Intelligence sources in the West: The Mossad carried out the attack that caused severe damage to the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in Iran a day after the operation of advanced centrifuges.
Serious damage to the heart of the enrichment project in Iran. Enthusiasm enrichment was halted until further notice. Someone stopped the power at the main branch.”
STATEMENT FROM IRAN
According to the nuclear correspondent of the Radio and Television Agency , Dr. Ali Akbar Salehi added: “The action taken against the Natanz enrichment center shows the failure of the opponents of the country’s industrial and political progress to prevent the significant development of the nuclear industry on the one hand and negotiations.”
A day after announcing the reopening of the Natanz Advanced Centrifuge Assembly Center, the government confirmed that “an accident occurred in part of the electricity distribution network of the Natanz enrichment facility.”
…reserves the right to take action against the perpetrators, commanders and supervisors. The terrorist movement, the Islamic Republic of Iran, will continue to seriously expand nuclear technology on the one hand and to lift oppressive sanctions on the other.
Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization, said:
What happened in Natanz today was nuclear terrorism
The process of UF6 gas enrichment and the arrangement of centrifuges in enrichment chains is a complex subject and involves many technical details. Not only can a short-term shutdown delay the process for weeks, but some sudden equipment or centrifuges can be damaged by sudden power outages or severe power fluctuations.
Cyber-attacks against industrial control equipment in the electricity distribution network with the aim or effects of severe disruptions and sudden outages are not new or completely beyond scientific and technical limitations, but similar incidents have already been observed in Venezuela.