The European Union on Monday warned against attempts to derail talks aimed at returning the United States to the Iran nuclear deal, after Tehran accused Israel of an attack on its main Natanz site.
EU spokesman Peter Stano said the reported incident “could have been an act of sabotage” but insisted that there had been no official attribution over who was responsible.
“We still need to clarify the facts in detail as quickly as possible,” he said, adding: “We reject any attempts to undermine or weaken diplomatic efforts on the nuclear agreement.”
The Natanz site near Tehran was hit by a power outage on Sunday that Iran labelled “terrorism”, a day after officials announced the country had started up advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges.
Negotiators in Vienna are trying to find a way to return the United States to the 2015 pact with world powers aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions, after former president Donald Trump withdrew.