UN atomic watchdog confirms Iran is complying with nuclear deal

Iran is sticking to the 2015 nuclear deal with major world powers, the UN atomic watchdog reported Friday, as the CIA named a new hardline chief to lead its Iran operations, according to a US media report.

The report was the second since the January inauguration of US President Donald Trump, who has called the pact between six powers and Iran “the worst deal ever negotiated” and in contrast with his predecessor, Barack Obama, branded Tehran an enemy.

Trump has vowed to dismantle the “disastrous” deal and has ratcheted up US sanctions, calling for Iran to be isolated and throwing his weight behind Tehran’s arch- rival Saudi Arabia.

But the latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) showed Iran’s nuclear activities remain reduced, making any push to an atomic bomb much harder than before the agreement.

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