09/01/2017, 09.17
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UN: Iran respects nuclear agreements

The atomic energy agency's report published yesterday. Tehran welcomes the results as a "vindication" that will surprise the US administration. The US ambassador to the UN had called for tighter controls and inspections at military sites. But the US has never provided a list of suspicious bases.

Vienna (AsiaNews / Agencies) - Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement signed two years ago with the 5 + 1 Group (United States, United Kingdom, China, Russia, France and Germany) state International Atomic Energy Agency (Iaea) inspectors. The IAEA's latest report, sent yesterday to member states, contradicted US President Donald Trump's position that the Islamic Republic is in breach of the treaty.

A week ago, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley had gone to Vienna to push the agency to be stricter and ask for access to Iranian military sites. The agency has the power to conduct inspections only in the event of reasonable suspicion of illicit behavior. At the time the United States did not provide the agency with any list of suspicious bases.

Haley did not comment on the report's remarks, welcomed by Iran as a "vindication". Iran's official press agency Irna has made public the main conclusions, adding that "it could be a surprise for US administration."

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