In June this year, the IAEA governors adopted a resolution criticising Iran for not disclosing the previous discovery of traces of enriched uranium at three sites. Notably, Tehran did not declare these sites as having hosted nuclear activities. The resolution was passed on June 8. It was approved by 30 countries out of 35.
“We are very serious about safeguard issues, and do not want to allow some of the IAEA’s baseless accusations to remain,” Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said as quoted by state news agency IRNA.
After the resolution criticising Iran was adopted in June, Iran disconnected some cameras that were installed to monitor its nuclear activities by international inspectors. Tehran reportedly removed 27 surveillance cameras at its nuclear facilities. The move was condemned by IAEA.
The deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was signed between Iran and six world powers — Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States in Vienna in July 2015. However, in 2018, the US pulled out of the deal as then-President Donald Trump promised a better negotiation.