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Fleming: IAEA surveillance equipment starts operation in Isfahan's UCF

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Vienna, Aug 9, IRNA
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The surveillance cameras and equipment of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) started operation in the Uranium Conversion Facilities (UCF) of Isfahan Wednesday afternoon.

The IAEA Chief Mohammed ElBaradei's spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told a press conference in the IAEA headquarters in Vienna on Wednesday that in response to the Tuesday's letter of Iran, the IAEA has issued an order allowing Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) to break all the seals of the Facility.

Fleming said the latest data, offered by the IAEA inspectors in the Isfahan UCF, indicate that Iran has started activities there.

She said the cameras installed by the Agency have also started operation when the Facility resumed operation.

She added that the IAEA had already used the equipment in Iran to monitor suspension of nuclear activities but the new equipment and cameras of the Agency are now used to monitor the country's nuclear activities in Isfahan's UCF.

Asked whether the order to unseal Isfahan UCF meant allowing Iran to go ahead with its nuclear programs, Fleming said the move was merely a technical permission and should not be interpreted as a green light to Iran to resume its nuclear activities.

Meanwhile, an Iranian diplomat told IRNA that Iranian technicians upon receipt of the IAEA permission started breaking the seals of Isfahan's UCF.

The diplomat said that following the measure, the part of the facility remaining intact over the past two days will also start operation.

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