IAEA completes installation of surveillance cameras at Iran’s Natanz – Middle East Monitor

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) yesterday announced the installation of surveillance cameras in a new centrifuge workshop at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility.

The IAEA said in a statement that the “uranium-enriched centrifuges with machines were moved there from their now-closed facility in Karaj.”

“On April 13, 2022, Iran informed the agency that the machines would start operating at the new workshop on the same day,” the statement added.

Iran’s Permanent Representative to the IAEA, Mohammad Reza Ghaib, told reporters that the installed surveillance cameras “will remain in Iran.”

“Until Iran has started implementing the provisions of the nuclear deal, the information on the surveillance cameras will remain with Tehran and will not be shared with the agency,” Ghaib added.

The facility in Natanz is located 260 kilometers from the city of Kashan in the central Iranian province of Isfahan.

The IAEA announcement came as Vienna talks to revive Iran’s nuclear deal were drawing to a close after the parties involved confirmed the final text of the new deal had been reached.

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