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UN atomic watchdog: Iran still in violation of nuclear deal


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The UN atomic watchdog says Iran is still in violation of limitations set by the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers.
In a confidential quarterly report distributed to member states and seen by The Associated Press, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday that Iran's stockpile of low-enriched uranium still exceeds the amount allowed by the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
It said Iran continues to enrich uranium to 4.5 per cent, above the 3.67 per cent allowed.
The violations were announced by Iran, and confirmed by the IAEA last month, and are meant to put pressure on the signatories to the JCPOA to provide new economic incentives to help offset new tough American sanctions.
The IAEA says Iran has continued to permit its inspectors to monitor its nuclear facilities.

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First Published: Aug 30 2019 | 9:20 PM IST

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