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IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Iran says to remain committed to safeguards

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Jun 8, 2022

London, IRNA -- Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said on Wednesday that 80 percent of the IAEA cameras installed in the Iranian nuclear facilities are related to safeguards and Iran will continue to honor its safeguards commitments and these cameras will keep operating.

Speaking during a speech broadcasted on Iranian state television, Kamalvandi however said that Iran plans to halt the operation of cameras installed beyond safeguards commitments and has did so in some of its facilities.

He said that Iran's wide cooperation with the UN nuclear agency were not reciprocated and the agency's behavior did match the cooperation made by Iran.

The AEOI spokesman added that Iran therefore decided to halt part of its cooperation with the agency that were beyond its safeguards commitments and were solely based on good will, such as recording some of the activities by IAEA cameras that were installed beyond nuclear commitments.

Noting that the data were not going to be delivered to the agency unless the Iranian demands were fulfilled, he said that the data will not even be recorded from now on.

Kamalvandi expressed hope that the agency and the Western countries will change their approach towards Iran.

"We had meetings with the agency but unfortunately the report by the director-general is not reflective of (Iran's) cooperation and good will and we hope that this approach will change."

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