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UN atomic energy watchdog needs $10m a year to monitor Iranian nuclear programme

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) needs €9.2 million ($10.5 million) a year to inspect Iran's nuclear programme, the agency's Director General Yukiya Amano said.

Amano was reported as saying that the agency needs about €3 million ($3.4 million) for the implementation of the agency's Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement as well as another €6.2 million ($7.1 million) to monitor transparency measures and access uranium mines and storing locations.

Meanwhile, Amano told reporters that the agency has received a "substantive volume" of information on Iran's nuclear programme from Tehran on 15 August.

"At this stage it is premature to say if there is any new information or not… We are now analysing it," Amano said. "It could be even misleading to provide a partial assessment."

Under the deal between Tehran and six world powers reached on 14 July, sanctions relief for Iran depends on an IAEA report on its past and present nuclear programme.

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