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UN's top nuclear inspector resigns suddenly UN's top nuclear inspector resigns suddenly

AP  |  Berlin 

The UN's nuclear watchdog says its top has quit with immediate effect, just as the agency's work in is once again in focus.

The didn't give a reason for the sudden resignation of Tero Varjoranta, stating today that it doesn't comment on confidential personnel matters.

Varjoranta, who was in the role for almost five years, will be replaced temporarily by Massimo Aparo, an Italian who was most recently the agency's top for

The move comes just days after US announced the would withdraw from the 2015 nuclear accord designed to keep Tehran's atomic weapons program in check.

The Vienna-based nuclear agency says it has no indications Iran is in breach of the accord.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 13:15 IST