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Iran's initial compliance only first step, must honor deal 'for many years': UN nuclear chief


Vienna: The head of the UN nuclear agency suggests that Iran's initial compliance with an atomic deal is only a first step, saying Tehran must continue to honor its commitments in the years ahead.

View of the board of governors meeting of the IAEA, at the International Center in Vienna. AP

View of the board of governors meeting of the IAEA, at the International Center in Vienna. AP

International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano spoke Monday at the opening of the organization's 35-nation board meeting.

The IAEA is monitoring Iran's compliance with a nuclear deal with six world powers implemented in December. In its first report last month, it noted that Iran was in — or quickly got into — line with its obligations.

But with the agreement extending to more than a decade, Amano says Iran "has to implement its commitments... for many years to come."

Iran agreed to crimp its nuclear programs in return for sanctions relief under the deal.

AP

First Published On : Mar 7, 2016 18:09 IST

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