In early June, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released two reports on the Iranian nuclear program. They make for worrisome reading. A year into its decision to start breaching the constraints imposed by the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran has begun crossing some important thresholds that dangerously reduce its breakout time for developing a nuclear weapon. As it does so, the specter of a possible military strike to destroy Iran’s nuclear project will inevitably re-emerge.
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Mysterious Explosion and Fire Damage Iranian Nuclear Enrichment Facility. Iran released a photograph showing evidence of what appeared to be a major explosion at the site. Early evidence suggests it was most likely an act of sabotage.
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Is Iran covering up a nuclear blast? Mystery fire hit its new centrifuge factory, claim experts – but Tehran denies any damage or casualties.
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An explosion yesterday rocked Iran’s main uranium enrichment plant which the West believes is part of the country’s nuclear weapons programme. It was the second blast at a key Iranian military production facility in a week. The authorities in the Islamic republic released photographs of a brick building at the plant, in the city of Natanz in central Iran, damaged by scorch marks, but played down the seriousness of the explosion and subsequent fire. Nevertheless, the incident will fuel suspicions that either Israel or the United States has sabotaged the regime’s facilities.
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