Today in New Delhi, India
Dec 13, 2018-Thursday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Iran complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog

Iran limited its nuclear program in exchange for an end to nuclear-related sanctions, but legislation now is pending before US Congress.

world Updated: Nov 23, 2017 18:06 IST
Associated Press
Associated Press
Associated Press, Vienna
Iran,Iran Nuclear Deal,International Atomic Energy Agency
A handout photo provided by the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shows him speaking during a meeting in Tehran on November 21, 2017. (AFP)

The head of the UN agency monitoring Iran’s nuclear deal with the US and five other nations says Tehran is living up to its end of the agreement — comments that indirectly oppose President Donald Trump’s view.

The US president refused last month to certify Iran’s compliance, saying the benefits Tehran is getting from the deal are not proportional to its concessions.

Iran limited its nuclear program in exchange for an end to nuclear-related sanctions, but legislation now is pending before Congress that would attach additional conditions for existing US sanctions relief — a move Tehran says would violate the pact.

Speaking Thursday, International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano told the IAEA’s 35-nation board that the “commitments being undertaken by Iran are being implemented.”

First Published: Nov 23, 2017 18:06 IST