Tehran said that Iran will not transfer data from its nuclear facilities to the IAEA

The monitoring agreement expired on June 24.

Iran will no longer transfer information from its nuclear facilities to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This was stated on Sunday by the speaker of the Iranian parliament, Mohammad Ghalibaf.

“The agreement with the IAEA has ended, and we (the Iranian authorities). We will not transmit any data and information from surveillance cameras at nuclear facilities to [the agency],” Ghalibaf said, quoted by Al-Hadath TV channel.

Earlier on Friday, the IAEA said that Tehran should immediately respond to the issue of extending the technical agreement on monitoring at Iranian nuclear facilities, which expired at midnight on June 24. According to the agency’s Director-General, Rafael Grossi, the continuation of data collection on Iran’s nuclear activities is vital.

At the end of May, the IAEA and Iran reached an agreement to extend for three months the temporary technical agreement on monitoring at the country’s nuclear facilities, the validity of which ended on May 23, but was then extended until June 24. The initial agreement was agreed on February 23 after the entry into force of a new Iranian law that suspended the additional protocol to the safeguards agreement with the IAEA. As a result, the agency lost access to surveillance cameras at nuclear facilities in Iran. Tehran stated that the information from the cameras will be erased after the expiration of three months if the United States does not lift sanctions against Iran.

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Author: Steve Cowan
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