Workshops at the TESA Karaj complex make components for centrifuges, a machine that enriches uranium and was sabotaged in June, in which one of the four IAEA cameras there was destroyed. Iran deleted it and the destroyed camera footage was lost.
TESA Karaj is one of several sites where Iran agreed to give IAEA inspectors access to IAEA monitoring equipment services and replace memory cards to be filled with data such as camera footage. The September 12 deal helped avoid a diplomatic escalation between Iran and the West. Also read: Iran denies the killing of its nuclear scientist with advanced weapons Mossad
“We are deeply disturbed by Iran’s refusal to give the IAEA the access it needs to improve its monitoring equipment, as agreed in the September 12 Joint Statement,” the US told the 35-member IAEA Board of Governors, referring to the new Iran and IAEA deal.
“We ask Iran to provide the IAEA with the access it needs without further delay. If Iran fails to do so, we will consult with other board members in the coming days on an appropriate response.” ). Also read: Iran: Embarrassing US Escape from Afghanistan Lessons for Allies
The US statement came shortly after the IAEA said Iran had failed to fully honor the terms of the deal, which allows inspectors to gain access to monitoring equipment in the country, including a workshop at the TESA Karaj complex.