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UN nuclear chief to visit Iran

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano [IAEA Imagebank/Flickr]
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano [IAEA Imagebank/Flickr]

The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog will visit Iran on Sunday for talks with senior officials there, as opposition from the United States threatens to undermine an international accord to curtail Iran’s nuclear programme.

Yukiya Amano, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, will discuss Iran’s implementation of the 2015 agreement, the IAEA said today.

The visit comes during a dispute between Washington and Tehran over US President Donald Trump’s decision this month not to certify Iranian compliance with the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.

The US Congress now has less than 60 days to decide whether to re-impose economic sanctions on Tehran that were lifted under the deal, in exchange for restrictions on Iran’s nuclear activities.

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Amano, whose agency is in charge of policing those restrictions, has defended the agreement as a “net gain” for nuclear verification and said Iran’s commitments under the deal are being implemented.

The IAEA did not mention Trump’s refusal to certify Iran was complying with the agreement. European Union leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to the accord, hoping that Congress will prevent the deal from collapsing.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said Tehran will stick to the agreement as long as the other signatories do, but will “shred” the deal if Washington pulls out, as Trump has threatened to do.

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  • Meifumado

    However you idiots allowed no inspections of their military nuclear research sites………..

    Remember that Iran signed and then broke the NPT many times, why would they be trusted this way?

    Oh and what was the big news this week?
    Iran trying to procure materials for nuclear and ballistic missiles….

    So I hope the UN is about to rip them a new one for lying and breaking the treaty but I doubt they will….

    • nooraza othman

      Go back to yr MOSSAD camp there, uZio PSYCHO!

  • nooraza othman

    What evil jokers these ZioNAZI Tru*p and the ZioNazi slave, Jap*n, and this ZioEAIA here are! Playing evil “Good Cop, Bad Cop” MO here as usual!

    Terrorist ZioNa*i ISrael’s regime has 400 NUCLEAR warheads (ILLEGAL), & 20 US NUCLEAR bombs are based in GERMANY under terrorist NATO – so where is the evil & hypocrite ZioNa*i-controlled UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and ZioNa*i-controlled Mainstream media (MSM) like CNN, Fox News, Reuters, BBC, Al-Jazeera; Sky News etc. ?!!

    Looks like only the ever warmongering Genocide-worshipper and predator, the ZioNazi New World Order (ZNWO) – is allowed to have Nuclear weapons! Sick!

    See –

    1. The Israel Lobby and Its Disproportionate Influence over the US Congress. Israel, An Undeclared Nuclear Weapons State

    By Anthony Bellchambers

    Global Research, August 17, 2017;

    2. at –

    Israel Submarine Capabilities

    NTI

    July 30, 2015; and

    3. at – US stations new nuclear weapons in Germany

    By Johannes Stern

    World Socialist Website

    26 September 2015