The IAEA continues to monitor Iran’s nuclear activities without camera footage


The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said Saturday that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) continues to monitor activities at Iran’s nuclear facilities but does not have access to the recorded information in its cameras.

“Surveillance continues, but until a (nuclear) deal is reached, the information will remain with us and will likely be deleted,” Behrooz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the AEOI, was quoted as saying by Iran‘s Arabic-language news channel Al-Alam.

Regarding the relocation of some nuclear facilities at Karaj, near the capital Tehran, to the Natanz complex in central Iran, he said: “Unfortunately, due to the terrorist operation against Karaj facilities, we had to strengthen security measures and relocate an important part of these machines. “

“Centrifuge machines have been moved to a safer location because of their importance and are now operational,” he noted.

On April 4, Iran informed the UN nuclear watchdog of its plan to move production machinery for centrifuge parts from Karaj to Natanz.

The AEOI spokesman added that with the agreement reached with the IAEA, the issues related to Iran’s past activities would be resolved by June.

“We don’t have any technical issues at the moment, although there may be some small issues that will be resolved,” he said.

In 2015, Iran signed a nuclear deal officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with world powers, including the United States. However, former US President Donald Trump pulled Washington out of the deal in May 2018 and re-imposed sanctions on Iran, prompting the latter to drop some of its nuclear commitments.

Since April 2021, eight rounds of talks between Iran and the remaining JCPOA parties have been held in the Austrian capital Vienna to revive the deal.

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