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UN atomic agency chief says Iran sticking to nuclear deal

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Oct 2, IRNA -- Iran has kept to a nuclear deal it agreed with six world powers last year limiting its enriched Uranium, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told French daily Le Monde.

The IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano said Tehran had observed the deal which was opposed by some inside Iran and by skeptics in the West.

'The deal is being implemented since January without any particular problem,' he told Le Monde in an interview published on Saturday.

'There was a small incident in February: the stock of heavy water very slightly exceeded the limit set - 130 tones. But we immediately signaled that to Iran which took all the necessary measures,' he said.

Under its July deal with the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany, Iran is allowed to have 130 tones of heavy water, a moderator in reactors like the one it has disabled at Arak and a chemical it produces itself.

The stock briefly reached 130.9 tones, the agency reported in February.

'Apart from that, I can certify that Tehran respects its commitments to the letter. The Iranians are doing what they promised to the international community,' Amano said.


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