Iran blames Israel after nuclear site attacked

One of the country's major nuclear sites was hit by an explosion that has set back its ability to enrich uranium.
1:22 | 04/12/21

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Iran where one of the country's major nuclear sites has been hit by an explosion that has set back Iran's ability to enrich uranium. Ian Pannell is in London with the latest. Good morning, Ian. Reporter: Yeah. Good morning, George. That's right. Iran pointing the finger of blame directly as Israel this morning, accusing it of sabotage and promising revenge. The blast of the nuclear site on Sunday is believed to have dealt a severe blow to the country's ability to enrich uranium, and that's according to American and Israeli intelligence sources speaking to "The times." This something Iran has consistently denied, and they say they know who's responsible for this incident, and they're calling it a terrorist attack. Now the Israelis making no comment as expected, but U.S. Secretary of defense Lloyd Austin who is in Israel for meetings this morning says he plans to reassure the Israelis of America's commitment as a strategic partner. Now this isn't the first incident of its kind at that same facility, and it could risk derailing efforts this morning between the U.S. And Iran on rejoining that crucial nuclear deal. George? Ian Pannell, thanks very much.

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