ISLAMABAD, June 08 ( Alliance News): Iran has cut off some of the cameras installed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to monitor its nuclear facilities.
Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) has said in a statement received here after Western nations accused Tehran of non-cooperation, the United Nations Some of the cameras installed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have been disconnected.
The move by Iran comes as Britain, France, Germany and the United States have submitted a resolution to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) condemning Iran’s non-cooperation.
Iran has said the severed cameras were operating in violation of a security agreement reached between Tehran and the IAEA.
Iran’s nuclear watchdog said in a statement that authorities had been instructed to cut off online enrichment monitors and the agency’s flowmeter cameras to date.
The statement said the installed cameras were acting as a “goodwill gesture” which the IAEA considered a responsibility rather than an appreciation.
A statement from Iran’s nuclear watchdog did not specify the number of cameras cut off, but said that 80 percent of the cameras installed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) under the Security Agreement were still being monitored. They will continue to monitor as before.
The statement added that Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for Iran’s nuclear watchdog, monitored the closure of two IAEA cameras at a nuclear facility.
The move comes after Britain, France and Germany issued a joint statement to the IAEA in which they called on Iran to suspend its nuclear program and to abide by the agreement reached. Complete immediately.
The move was seen as a growing impatience of the West following talks in March to restore the 2015 agreement.
According to Iran’s state-run news agency IRNA, Mohammad Aslami, the head of Iran’s nuclear watchdog, had previously said that Iran had no secret or undocumented nuclear activities or unknown sites.
He referred to the economic sanctions imposed by the United States and said that the purpose of such forged documents was to maintain maximum pressure on Iran.
He said the recent move by three European countries and the United States to present a draft resolution against Iran was a political move, adding that Iran had been cooperating closely with the IAEA.
The main reason for the recent condemnation by Western allies was a report released by the IAEA late last month, which said that it still had traces of enriched uranium at three sites. There are concerns.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a meeting with Iranian officials that these questions had not been addressed.
Western governments have said in a joint statement that Iran’s nuclear program is now more advanced than in the past, and that there is no “credible justification” for Iran’s enrichment of enriched uranium.
Negotiations for the resumption of the nuclear deal began in April last year with the aim of bringing the United States back, lifting sanctions and bringing Iran back to the limits on which Iran had agreed on its nuclear activities.
However, talks have stalled in recent months, with EU Ambassador Joseph Borrell warning last week that a return to the agreement was unlikely.
Iran has always maintained that its nuclear program is peaceful and does not want to build a nuclear bomb.