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Iran’s vice president and the chief of its nuclear-energy agency Fereydoon Abbasi

Iran’s nuclear chief said the country’s nuclear program had been attacked twice by elements related to the U.S. military.

Iran’s vice president and the chief of its nuclear-energy agency Fereydoun Abbasi said that power lines between the holy city of Qom and the underground Fordow nuclear centrifuge facility as well as other lines leading to the Natanz facilities were blown up with explosives in August.

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He claimed that ‘Terrorists and saboteurs might have intruded the agency and might be making decisions covertly’ in an effort to derail Iran’s atomic program.

Speaking at the IAEA’s 155-nation general conference, Abbasi declared that Iran is determined to protect its interests against such assaults.

Abbasi added that IAEA inspectors turned up to inspect an underground enrichment plant soon after its power lines had been blown up. He asked: “Does this visit have any connection to that detonation?”

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