West worried, Iran names Natanz suspect

The report on Saturday named the suspect as Reza Karimi.

It showed a passport-style photograph of a man it identified as Karimi.

The report also aired what appeared to be an Interpol ‘red notice’ seeking the man’s arrest.

The arrest notice was not immediately accessible on Interpol’s public-facing database.

Interpol, based in Lyon, France, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The attack on April 11, for which Iran has blamed Israel, has inflamed a shadow war between the two nations.

Iran has begun enriching a small amount of uranium up to 60 per cent purity – its highest level ever – amid talks in Vienna aimed at saving its tattered nuclear deal with world powers.

The threat of higher enrichment has drawn criticism from the US and three European nations in the deal – France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

On Friday, European Union spokesman Peter Stano called Iran’s decision “a very worrisome development”.

“There is no credible explanation or civilian justification for such an action on the side of Iran,” Stano said.

The narrow scope of the new enrichment provides Iran with a way to quickly de-escalate if it chooses, experts say, but time is narrowing.

Read the article in The Canberra Times (AAP).