U.N. watchdog says Iran is endangering support for nuclear deal

VIENNA - The UN nuclear watchdog said on Thursday that Iran was endangering support for a landmark deal with major powers by twice overstepping a "soft" limit on sensitive material.


The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a report last week that Iran had slightly exceeded the 130-tonne limit on its stock
of heavy water for a second time since the deal was put in place in January, although it had not concealed the fact and had proposed remedial action.


The six other countries that signed the deal, including the United States, have been muted in their criticism. But there are questions about how U.S. President-elect Donald Trump - who has strongly criticised the deal and said he will "police that contract so tough they (the Iranians) don't have a chance" - would handle any similar case once he takes office.


פרסום ראשון: 11.17.16, 19:43