Iran is withdrawing the IAEA’s access to the safety images of its nuclear power plants

The President of the Iranian Parliament, Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, announced this Sunday that the UN Nuclear Agency will no longer have access to the safety images of the power plants of the Islamic Republic after the expiry of the protocol it regulates.

“The International Atomic Energy Agency no longer has access to the footage from the cameras or the related information from our own nuclear agency because the minutes expired on Saturday,” said the President of Parliament during this Sunday session.

This “additional protocol” enabled the UN nuclear agency to collect hundreds of thousands of images from surveillance cameras at Iranian factories as part of the 2015 nuclear agreement signed between Iran and the international powers.

Iran is withdrawing the IAEA’s access to the safety images of its nuclear power plants
Iran is withdrawing the IAEA’s access to the safety images of its nuclear power plants

In February of this year, the IAEA managed to sign a three-month interim agreement with Iran to keep the surveillance material, as the agreement had already deteriorated significantly with the unilateral withdrawal of the United States in 2018.

Before the appearance of the President of Parliament and according to the Iranian news agency Mehr, around 200 members of the Iranian Parliament declared in full talks in Vienna with the international community “decided that they decidedly oppose any harm to the Iranian nuclear industry” in an attempt to do so Restore agreement.

In comments made this Sunday, the country’s President Hasan Rohani has assured that Iran will do everything possible to continue talks pending an agreement with US authorities.

“The United States has clearly stated its readiness to lift the sanctions that are on Iran under the nuclear deal and we will continue negotiations until we reach a final agreement,” he said in a statement posted on the Presidency website has been.

The President did not mention the statement by the Iranian Parliament.

Iran has so far announced the withdrawal of its commitments on several points of the agreement, which has sparked fear among the other signatories of a possible collapse of the pact. However, Tehran has consistently argued that these moves can be reversed if the United States withdraws sanctions and reverts to the agreement.

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