Iran is meeting obligations of nuclear deal, says IAEA
Even US officials have grudgingly conceded that Iran is keeping to the nuclear accord, but they accuse Tehran of continuing its ballistic missile programme and of meddling in Middle Eastern conflicts
Vienna — Iran continued abiding by nuclear limits in its landmark accord with world powers even after US President Donald Trump abandoned the agreement, according to international monitors. In its first report since the US re-imposed oil and banking sanctions on November 5, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran was still allowing intrusive inspections while keeping its nuclear capacity and material below thresholds allowed under the July 2015 deal, according to a five-page restricted report published on Monday and seen by Bloomberg News. The IAEA conducted snap inspections “to all sites and locations in Iran which it needed to visit,” according to the quarterly report. “The agency continues to verify the non-diversion of declared nuclear material. Evaluations regarding the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities for Iran remained ongoing.”
While the US decision to drop out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Tehran and worl...