Iran will keep IAEA cameras turned off until the nuclear deal is restored


Iran IranIran will keep the United Nations-backed International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) cameras turned off until a 2015 nuclear deal is restored. The head of the country’s Atomic Energy Organisation announced this news on Monday.

According to the semi-official Tasnim news agency, Iran removed IAEA equipment, including 27 cameras installed under the 2015 pact, after the agency passed a resolution criticising Iran in June.

Mohammad Eslami, Former Minister of Roads and Urban Development of Iran and the Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation, informed IAEA, the United Nations nuclear watchdog, that the country had removed IAEA equipment. He reportedly said, “We will not turn on the IAEA cameras until the other side returns to the nuclear deal.”

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According to Arab News, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani accused IAEA Chief Rafael Grossi of having “unprofessional, unfair and unconstructive views” on Iran’s nuclear deal. Kanaani said that Iran hopes a return to the 2015 nuclear deal can be reached if the United States shows goodwill.

In June, the United States, Britain, France and Germany submitted a motion to IAEA to censure Iran over its lack of cooperation with the agency to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran nuclear deal

In 2015, Iran signed a nuclear deal with world powers. Under the pact, Tehran confirmed to limit its nuclear activity to civilian purposes, and in return, world powers agreed to drop their economic sanctions against Iran. This deal lifted most of the sanctions imposed on Iran. However, former US President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the deal in 2018, reimposing tough economic sanctions on Iran. Subsequently, Iran’s ruling clerics responded by breaching the deal’s nuclear restrictions.

In April 2021, the negotiations to revive the Iran nuclear deal started between Britain, China, France, Germany, Iran and Russia, with the US taking part indirectly. In April 2022, Iranian lawmakers set their conditions for the revival of the deal.



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