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IAEA denies its cameras had role in alleged Israeli attack on Iran nuclear site

The alleged Karaj centrifuge parts plant near Karaj, Iran, seen in a photo posted online by Google user Edward Majnoonian, in May 2019. (Screenshot/Google Maps)
The alleged Karaj centrifuge parts plant near Karaj, Iran, seen in a photo posted online by Google user Edward Majnoonian, in May 2019. (Screenshot/Google Maps)

VIENNA — The UN nuclear watchdog “categorically” denies its cameras played a part in an alleged Israeli attack on an Iranian nuclear facility, after Tehran said it was investigating the possibility.

The IAEA “Director General categorically rejects the idea that Agency cameras played a role in assisting any third party to launch an attack on the TESA Karaj complex,” says a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seen by AFP.

Iran has told the IAEA that “its ‘security and judicial authorities’ were ‘investigating whether the terrorists have used the Agency cameras to launch an attack on the complex,'” the report says, referring to a building near Karaj about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the capital Tehran that was targeted in June.

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