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Iran Claims it Foiled Attempt to Sabotage Heavy Water Tanks Used for Nuclear Reactor

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The Iran nuclear program's Arak heavy water reactor. Photo: Nanking2012/Wikimedia Commons.

ABC News/AP – Iranian authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors, an Iranian newspaper reported on Thursday.

The independent Arman daily quoted Asghar Zarean, deputy head of Iran’s nuclear department, as saying that Iranian nuclear experts thwarted the sabotage attempt “in recent weeks” but did not provide a more specific timing.

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