Iran reneges on IAEA access to site where cameras were damaged


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Iran reneges on IAEA access to site where cameras were damaged
Laurence Norman tweeted that the IAEA itself would soon confirm the Islamic Republic’s latest obstruction in the ongoing nuclear standoff.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2021

Iran has reneged on allowing a recent deal with the International Atomic Energy Agency for access to its Karaj nuclear facility, the UN nuclear watchdog said on Sunday. "The (IAEA) Director General (Rafael Grossi) stresses that Iran's decision not to allow agency access to the TESA Karaj centrifuge component manufacturing workshop is contrary to the agreed terms of the joint statement issued on 12 September," the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement.

"Iran from 20–22 September permitted IAEA inspectors to service identified agency monitoring and surveillance equipment and to replace storage media at all necessary locations in Iran with the exception of the centrifuge component manufacturing workshop at the TESA Karaj complex," the IAEA statement said further. In mid-September, IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi announced he had reached a deal with the new Iranian government, which was elected in mid-June, that could break the logjam which had led Tehran to block the agency’s inspections since May.