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UN watchdog: Access to key Iranian data lacking since Feb 23

The United Nations’ atomic watchdog has not been able to access data important to monitoring Iran’s nuclear program since late February when the Islamic Republic started restricting international inspections of its facilities, the agency says.

The International Atomic Energy Agency reports in a confidential document distributed to member countries and seen by The Associated Press that it has “not had access to the data from its online enrichment monitors and electronic seals, or had access to the measurement recordings registered by its installed measurement devices” since February 23.

While the IAEA and Iran earlier acknowledged the restrictions limited access to surveillance cameras at Iranian facilities, Monday’s report indicated they went much further. The IAEA acknowledges it can only provide an estimate of Iran’s overall nuclear stockpile, as it continues to enrich uranium at its highest level ever.

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