Nuclear chief says Iran will turn on cameras after accusations withdrawn

August 4, 2022

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Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, IRNA – Mohammad Eslami, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said on Thursday that the country will turn on the UN nuclear watchdog’s cameras provided that all accusations levelled against the Islamic Republic are withdrawn.

Eslami made the comment in an interview with IRNA in response to the question that whether Iran would turn on the cameras if an agreement is reached over the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or the JCPOA.

The official explained that the cameras will be switched on again only after all anti-Iran allegations are withdrawn and they return to their commitments under the JCPOA.

He said that the cameras, which were switched off, were ultra-Safeguard ones and had been installed under the JCPOA.

Iran switched them off in mid-June 2022 as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) passed a resolution drafted by the US as well as the UK, Germany, and France – the three European members of the JCPOA.

That resolution accused Iran of insufficient cooperation over its nuclear program.

Iran vehemently dismissed that, saying such allegations have been ongoing against it for over two decades despite the country’s extensive cooperation with the IAEA.