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UN chief nuke inspector: Iran complying with nuclear deal

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano of Japan waits for the start of the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
VIENNA, Austria: 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.”

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