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Iran says 60% uranium enrichment an answer to attack

President Hassan Rouhani says the recent decision to enrich uranium to 60% is in response to the alleged Israeli attack on Iran's Natanz nuclear facility. 
Men view the covers of local newspapers laid out at a stall in the Shemiran district of Iran's capital, Tehran, on April 14, 2021. Iran warned it would start enriching uranium up to 60% purity after an explosion it blamed on archenemy Israel hit its key nuclear facility in Natanz.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed today the recent attack on Iran’s nuclear facility at Natanz and the country’s announcement that it would enrich uranium up to 60%.

Speaking at a Cabinet meeting, Rouhani said the intelligence agencies of the country would have to produce reports about the latest attack on the Natanz nuclear facility. However, Iran believes it to be the work of Israel, Rouhani said, adding that Iran “will respond.” He continued, “Our first response is to use IR6 centrifuges instead of IR1 centrifuges so that they understand that they cannot hold us from this power.”

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