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Iran tensions

Iran to allow new memory cards in UN nuclear site cameras

IAEA chief says major communication breakdown 'solved'

Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Mohammad Eslami, left, and International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Grossi attend a news conference in Tehran on Sept. 12.   © Reuters

TEHRAN (AP) -- Iran agreed Sunday to allow international inspectors to install new memory cards into surveillance cameras at its sensitive nuclear sites and to continue filming there, potentially averting a diplomatic showdown this week.

The announcement by Mohammad Eslami of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran after a meeting he held with the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, in Tehran still leaves the watchdog in the same position it has faced since February, however.

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