UN watchdog: Iran complying with nuclear deal

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The UN atomic watchdog has said Iran is complying with the nuclear deal reached with international powers. The IAEA also said verification had continued in line with the agreement.

Iran is complying with the nuclear deal reached with international powers in 2015, the UN atomic watchdog said in its latest quarterly report on Friday.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that Iran’s stock of low-enriched uranium was 101.7 kilograms (225 pounds), far below the 300 kilograms limited by the deal.

Low-enriched uranium can be used for nuclear power and other peaceful purposes, but when further enriched can be used to make a nuclear weapon.

The United States, Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia reached the accord with Iran in 2015. In exchange for Iran limiting its nuclear program punishing international sanctions against Iran were dropped. Tehran says it never intended to create nuclear weapons.

The IAEA report also said that Iran was complying with the 130-ton limit on so-called heavy water, at 124.2 tons, and has not enriched uranium above a 3.67 percent limit…

Read more : Deutsche Welle, 25.02.2017