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IAEA Says Iran Is In Compliance With Nuclear Deal

AUSTRIA -- Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, addresses the media during a news conference after a meeting of the IAEA board of governors at the International Center in Vienna, March 5, 2018

Iran has kept its nuclear program within the main restrictions imposed by the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers despite the U.S. pullout from the agreement, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on May 24.

In its first such report since U.S. President Donald Trump announced Washington's withdrawal earlier this month, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran had complied with limits on the level to which it can enrich uranium, its stock of enriched uranium and other items.

The IAEA said Iran's stock of enriched uranium has stayed within the 300-kilogramme limit set out in the deal under which Iran limited its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.

The IAEA, however, rebuke Iran for dragging its feet over so-called "complementary access" inspections under the IAEA's Additional Protocol, which Iran is implementing under the deal.

Based on reporting by Reuters and DPA