IAEA: Iran Continues to Comply With Nuclear Deal Limits

Iran remains far under uranium stockpile limit

The IAEA has issued their latest regular statement on the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, confirming that once again Iran remains in full compliance with all of the limits on the deal. This has consistently been the case since the deal went into effect.

Even with Iran removing some voluntary limits on production and boosting the number of advanced centrifuges in use, Iran remained below stockpile limits on heavy water, and far below the stockpile limits on low-enriched uranium.

The language on centrifuge limits int he deal is somewhat vague, with respect to swapping out older centrifuges for better ones. The IAEA did say they have questions what the terms of the deal actually mean, though they have no reason to believe that anything so far was a violation.

The US has been keen to spin Iran as being in violation, and sometimes explicitly claim violations that don’t exist. The IAEA, particularly since the US withdrew from the pact, has been particularly determined to point out that Iran remains in compliance.

Author: Jason Ditz

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