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Iran thwarts "sabotage" against nuclear facility: officials

English.news.cn   2014-03-16 00:15:38

TEHRAN, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Iran has detected and thwarted " sabotage" against its heavy water Arak reactor facility, a senior Iranian official said on Saturday.

"With the help of Intelligence Ministry and other security agencies of the country, a number of industrial sabotages, including that against part of the Arak site, were thwarted over the past months," Asghar Zarean, deputy chief of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, was quoted as saying by local media.

But Zarean did not provide any detail on the "sabotage" directed at Arak nuclear facility.

Vital and infrastructure industries, including the nuclear industry, are the main sabotage objectives of Iran's enemies, Zarean said, adding Tehran has launched laboratories to deal with the sabotages.

Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced earlier that Iran had detected and thwarted viral attacks at the country's nuclear systems.

In October 2010, Iran said the computer worm, Stuxnet, infected 30,000 IP addresses in Iran, including personal computers of the staff at the country's first nuclear power plant Bushehr. It claimed that Israel was behind the move.

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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