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Iran blames Israel for nuclear plant attack

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (pictured) accused Israel of being responsible for the incident at the Natanz nuclear facility, IRNA reported on Monday.

Speaking at a meeting of the Iranian parliament's National Security Commission, Zarif stated that "the political and military officials of the Zionist regime had explicitly stated that they would not allow progress in lifting the oppressive sanctions and now they think that they will achieve their goal, but the Zionists will get their answer in further nuclear progress," adding that the Natanz facility will be rebuilt and "be stronger than ever with more advanced machines."

Zarif asserted that Israel attacked the facility over Iran's advances in the lifting of sanctions imposed on the country and stated that the country will retaliate somehow. Yesterday, Iran designated the Natanz incident as a "terror attack," and the New York Times reported that it would take at least nine months for the facility to be back in production, citing sources familiar with the matter.

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