UN nuclear watchdog ‘categorically’ denies role in attack on Iran

UN nuclear watchdog ‘categorically’ denies role in attack on Iran

Iran has called the incident in Karaj a “sabotage” and has accused its nemesis Israel of it.

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The UN nuclear watchdog “categorically” denied on Wednesday that its cameras played a role in a June attack on an Iranian nuclear facility, after Tehran said it was investigating the possibility.

In a report seen by AFP, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said its “Director General categorically rejects the idea that the Agency’s cameras played a role in aiding a third party in launching an attack.” at the TESA Karaj complex.”

Iran has told the IAEA that “its ‘security and judicial authorities’ are “investigating whether the terrorists used the Agency’s cameras to carry out an attack on the complex,” the report said, citing a building in near the city of Karaj about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the capital Tehran.

The latest report comes just days before talks are due to restart in Vienna on reviving the 2015 agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

Iran’s nuclear agency said IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi will also visit Iran on Monday.

Iran has called the incident in Karaj a “sabotage” and has accused its nemesis Israel of it.

Also in Wednesday’s report, the IAEA said Iran has increased its stockpile of highly enriched uranium, defying commitments made under the 2015 nuclear deal.

The estimate of Iran’s stockpile, as of November 6, was 2,489.7 kilograms, many times more than the limit set in the 2015 agreement with world powers.

The total amount now includes 113.8kg spiked to 20 percent, up from 84.3kg in September, and 17.7kg spiked to 60 percent, up 10kg, the report said.

(This story was not edited by NDTV staff and was generated automatically from a syndicated feed.)

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