Iran threatens to remove IAEA surveillance cameras ...

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Iran threatens to remove IAEA surveillance cameras 

 International Desk

 Published: 04:39 PM, 27 February 2021  

Photo: Collected

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Iran warned that they planned to cut off all the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) surveillance cameras from its nuclear sites if sanctions are not lifted in the next three months. 

Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Iran Atomic Energy Organisation and Former Foreign Minister, made the warning on a television talk show on Friday night.

He said, "Iran had recently stopped implementing a protocol to the NPT in accordance with a law passed in parliament, however, under a bilateral agreement with the IAEA, the agency's cameras are still installed at Iran's nuclear sites, and all of their activities are being recorded on these cameras." 

But UN nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi said in a recent visit to Tehran, " IAEA has a three-month truce with Iran. If the United States does not lift its sanctions on Iran within three months, the IAEA will not be allowed to view any of the images or videos on the cameras and will permanently delete these." 

He said all IAEA cameras would then be removed from Iran's nuclear facilities.