Israeli attack at Natanz
Israel’s attack on Iran’s Natanz nuclear enrichment facility comes as talks are underway here in Vienna regarding revival of the 2015 nuclear deal. Richard Medhurst latest ft. Sharmine Narwani
An attack on Iran’s Natanz nuclear enrichment facility. Dubbed by Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as an act of “nuclear terrorism”, some suspect the move was meant to derail talks underway in Vienna regarding the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal. Israel’s role was all but confirmed by several reports in Israeli media with an aptly timed visit by the US secretary of defense Lloyd Austin to Netanyahu. Israel and the United States have targeted the Natanz facility in the past using the Stuxnet virus, a joint project between the two countries, as well as several assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists and a blast at Natanz a year before in July 2020.