UN Watchdog Again Confirms Iran in Compliance With P5+1 Nuclear Deal

Iran continues to respect all nuclear limits

The UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has issued a statement Friday confirming once again that Iran remains fully in compliance with the P5+1 nuclear deal, and is in line with all nuclear limits contained within that pact.

Since the deal went into effect, the IAEA has issued monthly reports repeatedly confirming that Iran has remained in full compliance. To the extent that there has been difficulty in keeping levels of material below the caps, it was related to the US reneging on a promise to buy heavy water from Iran, and even that was quickly resolved.

Since the US withdrew outright from the nuclear deal in 2018, they have been pressuring the other signatories to also abandon the deal. The IAEA, however, has defended the terms of the deal, and has been increasingly public about Iran’s compliance continuing in good faith.

The US maintains that Iran is in some non-specific way in violation of the deal, though when pressed on the matter it appears to simply boil down to the Trump Administration objecting to the deal’s terms, not that Iran isn’t keeping its word.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of Antiwar.com.