Monday, October 10, 2016

IAEA chief: Iran deal is still fragile

The implementation of the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers is still fragile, the head of the UN agency that polices Iran's side of the deal said on Friday, according to Reuters.
Iran and six major powers, including the United States, struck the agreement last year. It restricts Tehran's nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

"The implementation of the agreement is still fragile," said International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano. He was speaking in an interview with the German news agency DPA and quoted by Reuters.

"Small technical mistakes, small failures in implementation can become big political issues that could have a large negative influence on the agreement," he added.

The IAEA said last month that Iran has kept the nuclear deal so far and did not point to any violations in Tehran's observance of the deal. READ MORE