The International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran refused entry to its inspectors who were trying to provide services related to security cameras at the Karaj nuclear power plant.
In the face of such a situation [da AIEA, Rafael Grossi] Emphasizes that Iran’s decision not to allow the IAEA to enter the TESA Karaj centrifuge component manufacturing workshop is inconsistent with the terms agreed in the September 12 joint declaration,” mentioned above by The Times of Israel.
“Between September 20-22, Tehran allowed IAEA inspectors to inspect monitoring and surveillance equipment in designated areas, replacing storage facilities in all necessary locations in Iran, except for the centrifuge component manufacturing workshop in Iran. The TESA Karaj complex,” according to the agency’s statement. international atomic energy, quoted Reuters.
This workshop was supposed to be a victim of sabotage In June of this year, one of the four cameras of the International Atomic Energy Agency was destroyed. However, the Islamic Republic did not return the “data storage medium” for this camera, so the agency indicated in its report this month that it had asked Iran to determine its location and provide explanations, because under the agreement the International Atomic Energy Agency must replace the security cameras.
Such an event takes place amid tense and stalled negotiations to revitalize Global Joint Action Plan (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), signed in 2015, which limited Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for easing sanctions on the country.
However, this is not the first time that the International Atomic Energy Agency has encountered problems with inspections of Persian nuclear power plants. Earlier this month, the agency in question criticized the Islamic Republic for obstructing an investigation into past activities and jeopardizing important monitoring work, which could complicate efforts to resume negotiations. About the nuclear deal.
In its reports, the IAEA said there had been no progress on two key issues: explaining traces of uranium found in 2020 at several undeclared ancient sites, and obtaining urgent access to some monitoring equipment.
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