The IAEA reported that “Iran from 20 to 22 September permitted IAEA inspectors to service identified agency monitoring and surveillance equipment and to replace storage media at all necessary locations in Iran with the exception of the centrifuge component manufacturing workshop at the TESA Karaj complex”, which Director General Rafael Gossi described as “contrary to the agreed terms of the [Iran-IAEA] joint statement issued on 12 September”. Iran’s IAEA representative maintained “since TESA Karaj Complex is still under security and judicial investigations, equipment related to this Complex are not included for servicing”, and contended that the IAEA’s characterisation “isn’t accurate and goes beyond the agreed terms of the Joint Statement”. The U.S. representative told the Board of Governors that Washington was “deeply troubled” by Iran’s lack of cooperation and underscored that “Iran should provide the IAEA with required cooperation on an urgent basis”. “If Iran fails to do so, we will be closely consulting with other Board Members in the coming days on an appropriate response”, the U.S. official warned.
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