IAEA anti-Iran resolution
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran has informed the IAEA of its plans to disconnect 27 cameras of the agency from its nuclear sites. Rafael Grossi said Iran will remove all extra surveillance cameras installed under the 2015 deal. He said the presence of the cameras was beyond a comprehensive Safeguards Agreement. But, according to Grossi, some 40 cameras, which were installed under the safeguards issues, will remain in place. This after Iran switched off two of the IAEA’s surveillance cameras, saying their activity was beyond its commitments under the Safeguards Agreement.
‘Iran won’t back off’
Iran’s President says Tehran stands firm on its positions with regard to an anti-Iranian resolution adopted by the IAEA. Ebrahim Raeisi said Iran will not back off a single step from its positions. Raeisi said Iran’s development in various sectors is not tied to its enemies’ reproaches. This after the UN nuclear agency approved a resolution which accuses Tehran of inadequate cooperation. On Wednesday, the agency passed the resolution submitted by the US and its three European allies. Iran condemned the move, saying the countries that pushed for the resolution put their agenda ahead of the agency’s credibility. Tehran also held those countries responsible for the consequences.
US gun violence
There’s no end in sight to gun violence in the United States. Police say at least three people have been killed in the latest shooting incident in Smithsburg, a town in Washington County, Maryland. The shooting occurred inside a manufacturing facility. Local officials say the suspect was shot and injured during an exchange of fire with the police. Later, police said the suspect was no longer a threat. The gun violence comes as three other cities are still grieving from mass shootings. Recently, at least 35 people were killed in separate incidents in Buffalo, New York; at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas and a medical office building in Tulsa, Oklahoma.