Iran carrying its commitments under a nuclear deal with world powers

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano of Japan addresses the media during a news conference after a meeting of the IAEA board of governors at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Vastavam web: The head of the United Nations atomic agency today said Iran was carrying out its commitments made under a landmark nuclear deal with world powers.”As of today, I can state that the nuclear-related commitments made by Iran under the JCPOA (nuclear deal) are being implemented,” Yukiya Amano said at a press conference in Tehran broadcast by state television.This month, US President Donald Trump said a “total termination” of the deal remained possible, after refusing to certify the accord and leaving its fate to the US Congress.
Today, Amani met Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation chief Ali Akbar Salehi.According to the government’s website, Rouhani told the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran wanted to “cooperate with the IAEA long term”.The 2015 accord included a ban on high-level uranium enrichment — 20 per cent or more — that would take Iran close to the level needed for a nuclear weapon.
Salehi said that Iran could resume uranium enrichment of 20 per cent within four days if it wished.Under the deal, Iran is allowed to enrich uranium to low levels of 3.5 per cent, which can be used to power reactors.