Amid rising tensions between Tehran and the UN nuclear watchdog, Iran announced plans to turn off some cameras of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at its nuclear sites on Wednesday.
Saying surveillance cameras of the online enrichment monitor (OLEM) will be turned offline from today, Iran’s nuclear agency accused the IAEA of being “ungrateful for Iran’s extensive cooperation” in a statement released.
Iran had decided to turn off all beyond-safeguards cameras that were recording data at Iran’s nuclear sites, and that no information would be recorded from now on, Atomic Energy Organization spokesperson Behrouz Kamalvandi told state TV.
Tehran “cannot be cooperative” while the IAEA displays “unreasonable behavior,” he said.
The nuclear agency added in the statement that more than 80 percent of the IAEA’s cameras at Iran’s nuclear sites operating under the safeguards agreement will keep functioning as usual.