Iran allowed IAEA inspectors to replace memory cards in most equipment, as agreed on September 12. But, the IAEA said, Tehran would not allow that to happen in a workshop that makes centrifuge components at the TESA Karaj complex. Also read: IRGC Commander: The US Is No Longer a Threat
“IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi stressed that Iran’s decision not to allow access to the TESA Karaj centrifugal components manufacturing workshop contradicts the agreed terms of the Joint Statement issued on September 12,” the IAEA said, as reported by Al Arabiya on Monday (27/9). /2021).
“Iran from 20-22 September allowed IAEA inspectors to service the identified agency’s monitoring and surveillance equipment and to replace storage media at all required locations in Iran with the exception of the centrifugal components manufacturing workshop at the TESA Karaj complex,” he continued.
The workshop fell victim to sabotage in June where one of the four IAEA cameras there was destroyed. Read also: Reply to Soleimani’s killing, Iran and Hezbollah are planning attacks on the US
Iran has not returned the camera’s “data storage medium” and the IAEA said in a report this month that it had asked Iran to find it and explain it. Under the agreement, the IAEA will replace the camera.