The New York Times quoted an unnamed U.S. official who confirmed an Israeli role in the power outage, but said “details were still very sketchy.”
Now Reports say that Kamalvandi, hours after the incident in Natanz, visited the site with the head of the AEOI Ali Akbar Salehi and sustained an injury while doing an inspection.
The head of the medical university in the nearby city of Kashan, Alireza Moraveji told local media that the incident happened during inspection and Kamalvandi fell from a height of seven meters (23 feet). He added that Kamalvadi’s overall health is satisfactory, but his ankle and head have sustained fractures.
In the evening, former Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Mohsen Rezaei tweeted that a blaze occurred in Natanz and questioned if this incident and the mysterious attack in July 2020 were not the work of “infiltrators”. He also did not disclose the extent of the blaze in his short tweet.
In June and July 2020, a series of unusual incidents happened in several Iranian military and sensitive sites, including at one part of the Natanz facility on July 2, where uranium enrichment machines were being assembled.
Hours after the July incident, the official government news agency (IRNA) said there was a possibility of Israel’s involvement in the incident. Besides explosions in Iran’s military and nuclear facilities, Israel has also been blamed for the assassination of several of Iran’s nuclear scientist including Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on November 26, 2020 outside Tehran.