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Iran shuts down two UN nuclear surveillance cameras, what is Tehran’s strategy?


Iran has shut down two surveillance cameras of the United Nations’ Nuclear Watchdog, which were monitoring one of its nuclear sites. state television reported on Wednesday. The report did not reveal the identity of the site, but it appears to be a new pressure technique by Tehran as Western nations seek to condemn Iran at a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency this week. Huh.

The Iranian state television report described the two cameras as “monitoring the OLEM enrichment levels and flowmeters”. This appears to refer to the IAEA’s Online Enrichment Monitors, which look at the enrichment of uranium gas through piping at enrichment facilities.

Agreement between Iran and world powers was signed in 2015
Iran and world powers agreed to a nuclear deal in 2015, in which Tehran substantially limits its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.

In 2018, then US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from the accord, raising tensions in the wider Middle East and sparking a series of attacks and incidents.

IAEA did not accept Iran’s move
The Vienna-based IAEA did not immediately accept this move of Iran. The agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment, according to the Associated Press.

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