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Iran Says July Blast at Nuclear Facility Was Act of Sabotage

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Iran said a blast that caused significant damage to a compound near the country’s largest uranium enrichment facility was a deliberate act of sabotage, the state-run Al Alam TV reported, citing an interview with a top nuclear official.

Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, didn’t give more details. He said an investigation into the July 2 incident at the Natanz facility in central Iran will be released by security officials in due course, Al Alam -- an Arabic-language TV network run by Iranian state TV -- reported on its website.