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UN agency says Iran abiding with terms of nuke deal

PTI Vienna | Updated on November 27, 2017

The UN nuclear agency says that Iran is keeping the commitments it agreed to with six world powers in a pact that temporarily caps its nuclear activities and eliminates material that could be most easily used to make nuclear weapons.

The finding is contained in a restricted International Atomic Energy Agency report released yesterday and obtained by The Associated Press.

Under the agreement reached late last year, Iran agreed not to increase the scope or capacity of its uranium enrichment programme. The country says it needs the programme to make reactor fuel, but uranium can also be used for the fissile component of nuclear warheads if enriched to high levels.

Iran also agreed to eliminate its enriched uranium stockpile closest to weapons grade. It insists that it does not want such arms.

Published on August 21, 2014

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