IAEA Director General: The Agency has installed cameras in all but one of the nuclear sites

The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, said today (Tuesday) that the agency was able to install cameras at all nuclear sites in Iran except the Karaj facility. Grossi told reporters he expects to receive updates soon, when he flies to Tehran, ahead of a meeting of agency executives in November.

The facility in Karaj produces components for centrifuges and was damaged in June during an alleged attack, in which one of the four agency cameras there was destroyed. Iran removed the camera, which destroyed the footage.

The facility was one of several sites where Iran agreed to give IAEA inspectors access to monitoring equipment and replace memory cards with cameras. An agreement signed on September 12 helped prevent a diplomatic escalation between Iran and the West.

In June, the New York Times reported that the attack on the Tehran nuclear facility was carried out by a drone launched from Iran. An Iranian source involved in the details of the attack said that the facility was a plant for the production of centrifuges for uranium enrichment. The source further stated that it is not clear whether any damage was caused to the building in the Karj area.

According to the report, the plant, which produces the most advanced centrifuges for Iran’s nuclear program, was on the list of goals that Israel presented to the Trump administration early last year.

The Iranian Atomic Energy Agency said yesterday that an attack on one of its buildings was thwarted, adding that no damage was done and no casualties were reported.

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