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Agency aware of construction of underground tunnels at Natanz facility – UA News

A spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization on Saturday reacted to a US newspaper report on the construction of an underground tunnel network at the Natanz nuclear facility, claiming that the International Atomic Energy Agency was aware of the Islamic Republic’s move.

The New York Times recently reported on the construction of large underground tunnels at the Natanz nuclear facility in an article entitled “Tehran’s construction of underground tunnel network increases fears of Iran’s nuclear program.”

In response to the report, Behrouz Kamalvandi told Nornews, a news site close to the Secretariat of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, “Natanz informed the agency.”

In early July of this year, a centrifuge component factory at Iran Centrifuge Technology Company (Tessa) in Karaj was targeted by a drone, which Iran attributed to Israel.

A spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Friday that the International Atomic Energy Agency had failed to carry out its “safeguarding duties” and had refused to condemn attacks on Iran’s nuclear facilities. .

The New York Times reported on Friday that with the completion of the tunnels, Iran would move its main uranium enrichment site to the heart of the earth and deep into the mountains to protect it from rock-breaking bombs and cyber-attacks.

Unnamed Israeli officials told the American newspaper that the new hall in Natanz was built very large and with high resistance.

However, US officials have told the New York Times that they do not deny Israeli claims about the new equipment at Natanz, but there is no certainty about it.

In an interview with the New York Times, the officials stated that in any case, Iran’s decision to underground the Natanz site does not worry the United States, especially since the completion of these tunnels will take years.


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