Iran Allows UN to Replace Damaged Nuclear Site Cameras

Iran and the UN’s nuclear watchdog announced they have reached an agreement to replace the damaged cameras at an Iranian nuclear complex amid standstill in Vienna talks as Western diplomats warned it’s a last chance for Iran to revive its 2015 nuclear deal.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi in a joint statement with Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Mohammad Eslami, said IAEA would soon install new surveillance cameras at Iran’s Karaj centrifuge component manufacturing workshop.

The IAEA had recently installed cameras to do monitoring of activities at the site near Karaj that was hit by the alleged Israeli act of sabotage. Iran said one of four IAEA cameras there was destroyed in the attack, and it later removed all the cameras.

Iran’s Nour news agency, citing a source from Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, reported Iran is allowing the IAEA to install new cameras to end misunderstandings in its relations with the IAEA.

The breakthrough came a day after diplomats from Britain, France, and Germany among other nations negotiating with Iran, said a real negotiations have yet to start.

Negotiations resumed on Thursday last week to try to revive the 2015 deal under which Iran pledged to reduce its nuclear capabilities under IAEA supervision.

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