Iran Accuses Israel of June Attack on Civilian Nuclear Site

July 6, 2021

Author: 

Isabel Debre and Nasser Karimi

Publication: 

Associated Press

Related Country: 

  • Israel

On July 6, Iran accused Israel of orchestrating a failed attempt late last month to sabotage a nuclear facility in the Iranian city of Karaj. Ali Rabiei, a spokesman for Iran's cabinet, said that the attack caused a hole in a building's ceiling and a "not remarkable" level of damage to equipment, contradicting earlier Iranian claims that the alleged sabotage had resulted in no casualties or damage. Rabiei added that Iranian authorities had removed the building's roof for repairs. He alleged that the Israeli operatives were trying to undermine ongoing negotiations in Vienna to restore the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).