IAEA will not have access to footage from Iranian television surveillance cameras


The Iranian flag flies in front of the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Vienna, Austria, on May 23, 2021. REUTERS / Leonhard Foeger / File Photo

DUBAI, Sept.11 (Reuters) – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will not have access to images captured by surveillance cameras at Iranian nuclear sites, Iranian state broadcaster Press TV said on Saturday. .

The channel added that a “knowledgeable source rejects reports suggesting that Iran may reconsider (its) decision on IAEA access restrictions.”

The report, which has yet to be confirmed by the Iranian government, comes as UN nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi prepares to travel to Tehran for talks that could ease a deadlock between Iran and the West. Read more

The IAEA informed member states this week that there has been no progress on two key issues: explaining traces of uranium found at several old, undeclared sites and securing urgent access to monitoring equipment so that the agency can continue to monitor parts of Iran’s nuclear program. .

Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli, editing by Timothy Heritage

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