In Tehran, IAEA Chief Amano Endorses Iran's Compliance With Nuclear Deal

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The visit comes amid a dispute between Washington and Tehran over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision this month not to certify Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.

He said that he has held good negotiations with the IAEA head, underling that Amano's trip at this sensitive juncture has a specific message and IAEA's role is fully certain in this regard. Amano is determined to play his important role in this sensitive period, he said.

Rouhani's vow to push ahead came after the US House of Representatives voted in favor of legislation last week that would hit individuals and entities assisting Iran's missile development with fresh sanctions. "The IAEA believes that the JCPOA is a significant gain for verification", he added.

According to reports, the Trump administration hopes that the threat of renewed sanctions will induce Iran to agree to new restrictions on the missile program.

The U.S. Congress now has fewer than 60 days to decide whether to reimpose economic sanctions on Tehran that were lifted under the deal. So far the agency has released eight reports each time confirming Iran's adherence to the worldwide nuclear pact.

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Section T does not include special inspections, but the United States is making its own special interpretation of the provision, Salehi was quoted as saying by Press TV.

Following the nuclear agreement between Iran and the major world powers in 2015, which was implemented in January 2016, Iran agreed to stop the enrichment of uranium to 20 percent level.

European Union leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to the accord. In exchange, the USA and other countries agreed to curb economic sanctions against Iran.

Referring to the necessity of expanding Iran-Sri Lanka banking relations, the president expressed optimism that Iran and Sri Lanka would deepen relations and cooperation to the benefit of the two nations.

Also, in a meeting with Amano on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasized that all parties to the nuclear deal must remain committed to it.

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