US Sees No Indications That Natanz Incident Derailed Iran Nuclear Talks, White House Says

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States has not obtained any indication that an incident at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility over the weekend will change Tehran’s plans to take part in talks to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in Vienna this week, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki stated throughout a briefing on Monday.

On Sunday morning, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) reported that the Natanz facility had suffered an incident involving its electrical energy distribution community. AEOI chief Ali Akbar Salehi described the incident as “nuclear terrorism.”

Psaki emphasised that the United States was by no means concerned in what the AEOI has decided to be an explosion on the nuclear plant. The White House spokesperson additionally declined to assign blame for the incident amid Iranian claims of Israeli involvement within the assault.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stated on Monday that Iran believes Israel was behind the latest energy outage on the Natanz nuclear facility.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated on Monday that Moscow hoped the incident is not going to undermine the negotiations in Vienna.


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