U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Chief Says Iran Playing By the Rules

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Chief Says Iran Playing By the Rules

The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Monday (September 11) Iran was abiding by the rules set out in a nuclear accord it signed with six world powers in 2015, after Washington suggested it was not adhering to the deal.

The State Department must notify Congress every 90 days of Iran's compliance with the deal.

The next deadline is October and U.S. President Donald Trump has said he thinks by then the United States will declare Iran non-compliant.

Yukiya Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said Iran had not broken any promises and was not receiving special treatment.

"We will continue to implement the additional protocol in Iran, including carrying out complementary access to sites and other locations as we do in other countries with additional protocols,” Amano continued.

“I cannot tell you how many complementary accesses we have planned, but I can tell you that we have had many complementary accesses and that we have had access to locations more frequently than in many other countries with extensive nuclear programs,” he added.