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UN nuclear chief: Iran must honor deal for years

Posted: 7:11 AM, Mar 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-07 12:11:51Z
UN nuclear chief: Iran must honor deal for years

VIENNA (AP) — The head of the U.N. nuclear agency suggests that Iran's initial compliance with an atomic deal is only a first step, saying Tehran must continue to honor its commitments in the years ahead.

International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano spoke Monday at the opening of the organization's 35-nation board meeting.

The IAEA is monitoring Iran's compliance with a nuclear deal with six world powers implemented in December. In its first report last month, it noted that Iran was in — or quickly got into — line with its obligations.

But with the agreement extending to more than a decade, Amano says Iran "has to implement its commitments ... for many years to come."

Iran agreed to crimp its nuclear programs in return for sanctions relief under the deal.