Iranian television said Iran’s intelligence ministry identified the suspect in the attack on the Natanz nuclear facility – located in central Isfahan province – which took place last Sunday.
Television published a photo of the suspect, adding that he was named Reza Karimi, was a worker at the facility and had left the country a few days before the attack.
The television said that “the necessary and legal steps to arrest him and send him back to the country are under way”.
Al-Jazeera correspondent in Tehran, Noureddin Al-Dagheer, said the suspect was a 43-year-old Iranian, indicating that Iran may ask the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) to arrest him and to extradite him, which could take a long time. legal route.
The American newspaper “The New York Times” reported that American and Israeli officials have confirmed Israel’s role in the Natanz installation incident.
On Sunday, the nuclear facility was hit by an attack that damaged its power grid, at a time when Tehran accused Tel Aviv of “the act of sabotage” and vowed to respond.