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Iran investigating cause behind Natanz nuclear facility incident: Kamalvandi

Iran has reported an incident at the Natanz nuclear complex in the central part of the country, but there has been no damage to the main uranium enrichment facility.

The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Behrouz Kamalvandi, said Thursday that“one of the sheds under construction in the open area of ​​the Natanz site suffered damage this morning following an incident that is being investigated.”

This incident caused no casualties and did not affect the activities at the complex, said Kamalvandi, without elaborating on the nature of the incident.

The Iranian official ruled out the possibility of contamination in the aftermath of the incident, saying expert teams of the AEOI were present at the scene to investigate its causes.

Natanz is a uranium enrichment center located in the city of the same name in Esfahan Province, some 250 kilometers south of the capital, Tehran.

It is among the sites now being monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency under a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and five other countries.

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