NBCNEWS – The United Nations nuclear watchdog (IAEA) on Wednesday (Nov 17) vehemently denied Iran’s accusations that its cameras played a role in the attack on the country’s nuclear facilities.
The nuclear watchdog’s statement came in the form of a report after Tehran said it was investigating the possibility.
“The Director General categorically rejects the idea that the Agency’s cameras played a role in assisting third parties to launch an attack on the TESA Karaj compound,” the statement said.
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The report also contained Iran’s statement to the IAEA that “its security and judicial authorities are ‘investigating whether terrorists have used Agency cameras to carry out attacks on the ‘complex’.
The complex refers to a building near the city of Karaj about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the capital Tehran.
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The latest report comes just days before talks are due to restart in Vienna to revive the 2015 deal on Iran’s nuclear program.
IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi is also scheduled to visit Iran on Monday (21/11)
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Iran has called the Karaj incident “sabotage” and accused its arch-foe Israel of doing so.
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