Iran will not turn on cameras at the United Nations nuclear watchdog it withdrew in June until the 2015 nuclear deal is reinstated, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said on Monday. according to the semi-official Iranian news agency Tasnim.
Iran told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it had withdrawn IAEA equipment, including 27 cameras installed under the 2015 pact, after the agency passed a resolution criticizing Tehran in June.
“We will not turn on the IAEA cameras until the other side returns to the nuclear deal,” Mohammad Eslami said.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani accused IAEA chief Rafael Grossi of having “unprofessional, unfair and unconstructive views” on Tehran’s nuclear program.
He also added that Tehran hopes that the nuclear deal can be returned to soon if the United States shows good will.
The 2015 nuclear pact imposed curbs on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions. Then-US President Donald Trump pulled his country out of the deal in 2018, reimposing tough economic sanctions on Tehran.
The Government of Iran responded by breaching the nuclear restrictions of the pact.
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