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UN nuclear chief: Iran must honor deal ‘for many years’

Latest Update: March 7, 2016 | 283 Views
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VIENNA: The head of the U.N. nuclear agency suggests that Iran’s initial compliance with an atomic deal is only a first step, saying Tehran must continue to honor its commitments in the years ahead.

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International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano spoke Monday at the opening of the organization’s 35-nation board meeting.

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The IAEA is monitoring Iran’s compliance with a nuclear deal with six world powers implemented in December. In its first report last month, it noted that Iran was in — or quickly got into — line with its obligations.

But with the agreement extending to more than a decade, Amano says Iran “has to implement its commitments … for many years to come.”

Iran agreed to crimp its nuclear programs in return for sanctions relief under the deal.

AP