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Iran denies IAEA access to nuclear site it says was sabotaged by Israel – report

18 14 10

Iran reportedly denied access to UN inspectors who were seeking to visit the Karaj centrifuge assembly site on Sunday, several months after a sabotage incident at the facility, which Tehran blamed on Israel.

Citing several unnamed sources, the the Wall Street Journal reported that International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors were seeking to replace and fix up cameras at the site as part of a deal struck earlier this month.

Iran is preparing to send a note to the IAEA explaining that the denial of access was due to safety issues at the site and the ongoing collection of forensic evidence there, the report said.

However, the report cast doubt on the response, citing sources as saying that Iran has continued some activities at Karaj, a city about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Tehran.

The sources predicted that the incident would not lead to a new push for an IAEA resolution against Iran. By agreeing........

© The Times of Israel

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