The attack was halted “before causing damage to the building,” news agencies said.
An attempt to sabotage a building of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization was thwarted on Wednesday, Iranian media reported.
An Iranian news site close to the security services said authorities thwarted a “sabotage attack” on the country’s civilian nuclear program, without providing further information.
Social media channels linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) said a drone attempted to attack the building.
Nournews, a website believed to be close to Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, reported that the attack was stopped “before causing damage to the building.”
“Investigations are underway to identify the perpetrators and determine the facts surrounding the incident,” Nournews said.
When asked for comments, an Iranian official referred to the Nournews report. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity, as they were not authorized to discuss the matter with the media.
Iranian English-language television reported that “the hostile attempt took place in the early hours of Wednesday, but did not cause any casualties or damage due to security precautions taken after similar acts of sabotage against the sites. nuclear and Iranian scientists “.
Iran has done it accused Israel of several attacks on facilities linked to its nuclear program and killing its nuclear scientists in recent years. Israel has not denied or confirmed the allegations.
The semi-official ISNA news agency said the attacked building was located near the city of Karaj, 40 km west of the capital Tehran.
The state-owned IRAN newspaper website published the same report without providing the location or other details.