Iran Says It Doesn’t Provide Nuclear Site Data to IAEA For Now

Behrouz Kamalvandi told al-Alam news channel that only after an agreement in Vienna will Iran hand over the data to the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA.

He noted that it is likely that the data will be erased. Kamalvandi added that equipment from the centrifuge production site near Tehran known as Tessa Karaj has been moved to the Natanz nuclear facility for safety reasons.

He referenced the terrorist attack that happened at Tessa’s workshop and caused damage to the site. Iran says Israel was behind the attack.

The AEOI spokesperson also referred to IAEA chief Rafael Grossi’s visit to Tehran as well as the talks in Vienna.

He said he once visited Vienna for talks on safeguards issues with the head of the IAEA and the two sides offered a framework to quickly resolve the remaining issues.

He said Iran expects that following an agreement in Vienna, no issues will remain regarding Iran’s past activities.

Iran and the P4+1 group of countries have held numerous rounds of talks over the past few months to revive the 2015 nuclear deal and pave the way for the United States to return to the deal, also known as the name of JCPOA. But the talks have stalled due to what Iran describes as excessive demands from the United States.

Washington unilaterally left the JCPOA under former President Donald Trump in 2018 and reinstated sanctions on Iran.