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How will Iran respond to the Natanz nuclear site incident?

Iran is blaming Israel for a power blackout at its main nuclear facility, calling it ‘an act of nuclear terrorism’.

Iran is promising revenge for Sunday’s power blackout at the Natanz nuclear facility.

Iran’s foreign minister says it was sabotage.

And Israeli media outlets are quoting unnamed intelligence sources saying Israel’s Mossad spy agency was behind it.

The incident came the day after advanced centrifuges for uranium enrichment were unveiled.

It also comes as the Iranians re-engage in indirect talks with the US to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.

Israel has long opposed the accord.

So, how will this incident affect US-Iran negotiations?

Presenter: Dareen Abughaida


Mohammad Marandi – chair of American studies, University of Tehran

Meir Javedanfar – Iranian politics lecturer at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya

Hillary Mann Leverett – former US diplomat and co-author of Going to Tehran