IAEA has not requested new inspections, says Iran

The conference will focus on the challenges in developing nuclear power infrastructure, including financing and public acceptance for nuclear energy programmes.

Under the terms of the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA, Tehran agreed to curb certain nuclear activities in exchange for a lifting of sanctions.

"Our inspectors (in Iran) are discharging their responsibilities without problem", Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told reporters in Abu Dhabi.

The general director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, reiterated here that Iran fulfills its commitments to the nuclear agreement, local media reported today. The agency head also met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, reiterating the IAEA's position that the Islamic Republic has continued to hold up its end of the nuclear deal.

However, if the sanctions return, it will make no sense to stay in the JCPOA, he added.

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"I requested that Iran. fully implement the nuclear-related commitments".

In mid-September, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei lambasted the United States for violating the JCPOA, warning that any "wrong move" concerning the nuclear deal would draw reactions from Iran.

Among other statements, Trump asked the IAEA for inspections of Iranian military centers that are not included in the Tehran agreement with the 5 + 1 Group (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia and China plus Germany).

Prior to the meeting with Amano, Iran's president excoriated USA policies before his country's parliament. And we will not hesitate to use them in the appropriate time to defend ourselves.

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  • Adam Floyd