Thursday 1 October, 2020

The Latest: UN monitor says Iran is complying with nuke deal

President Donald Trump walks from the podium after speaking about Iran from the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.

President Donald Trump walks from the podium after speaking about Iran from the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.

The chief of the U.N. agency monitoring the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers says Iran is honoring its commitments.

The statement from Yukiya Amano of the International Atomic Energy Agency was issued Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he could not certify Iran's compliance because the country has committed "multiple violations" of the deal.

Amano says the "nuclear-related commitments undertaken by Iran ... are being implemented" and Tehran is "subject to the world's most robust nuclear verification regime."

Trump is not withdrawing from the deal or re-imposing nuclear sanctions. Instead, he tossed the issue to Congress and the other nations in the accord.

 

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