Iran Fails to Fully Honour Agreement on Monitoring Equipment, IAEA Says

September 26, 2021


Francois Murphy



The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement on September 26 that Iran has violated an agreement with the Agency by continuing to block IAEA inspectors from accessing equipment at a centrifuge manufacturing plant in Karaj. The agreement, reached two weeks earlier, would have allowed the IAEA to service monitoring equipment and replace memory cards. According to the IAEA, Iran allowed the Agency access to all necessary sites except the Karaj facility. Iran's ambassador to the IAEA claimed that access to the Karaj site was not part of the agreement. In June, the Karaj complex suffered a possible sabotage event that destroyed an IAEA camera there.