FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Iran atomic sites targeted by diplomacy, sabotage” – below is their description.
#Iran’s #nuclear program has been targeted by diplomatic efforts and #sabotage attacks over the last decade, with the latest incident striking its underground Natanz facility. The attack Sunday at Natanz comes as world powers try to negotiate a return by Iran and the US to Tehran’s atomic accord. The sabotage threatens to upend those negotiations and further heighten regional tensions across the Mideast. FRANCE 24’s International Affairs Editor Armen Georgian tells us more.
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