IAEA says Iran in com­pli­ance with N-deal

Muscat Daily - - REGION -

Vi­enna, Aus­tria - Iran re­mains in com­pli­ance with the land­mark 2015 nu­clear deal, a UN watch­dog re­port showed on Mon­day, four weeks af­ter US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump re­fused to cer­tify the agree­ment.

The quar­terly In­ter­na­tional Atomic En­ergy Agency (IAEA) up­date con­firmed that key pa­ram­e­ters of Iran’s nu­clear pro­gramme re­mained within the lim­its of the ac­cord with ma­jor pow­ers.

The re­stricted re­port said Iran ‘has not en­riched’ ura­nium above low lev­els and that its stock­pile of en­riched ura­nium was un­der the agreed limit of 300kg.

Ura­nium when ‘en­riched’ to high pu­ri­ties can be used in a nu­clear weapon.

At low pu­ri­ties it can be used for peace­ful ap­pli­ca­tions such as power gen­er­a­tion, Iran’s stated aim.

The new IAEA re­port said that the num­ber of en­rich­ment cen­trifuges in­stalled at Iran’s Natanz site re­mained below the up­per limit of 5,060 dur­ing the re­port­ing pe­riod.

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