Vienna — Iran has stayed within the main curbs on its nuclear activity imposed by its deal with major powers despite the US pullout from the pact but could be quicker to provide extra access to inspectors, the UN atomic watchdog said on Thursday. In its first such report since President Donald Trump announced Washington’s withdrawal on May 8, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran had complied with limits on the level to which it can enrich uranium, enriched uranium and other items. It did, however, rebuke Iran for dragging its feet over so-called "complementary access" inspections under the IAEA’s additional protocol, which Iran is implementing under the deal. "The agency … has conducted complementary accesses under the additional protocol to all the sites and locations in Iran which it needed to visit," the IAEA said. "Timely and proactive co-operation by Iran in providing such access would facilitate implementation of the additional protocol and enhance confidenc...

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