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Iran complying with nuclear deal, says UN watchdog

Published on Jul 21, 2014 4:24 PM

VIENNA (AFP) - Iran has diluted its entire stock of medium-enriched uranium as required under a November deal with world powers, the UN atomic agency said in its latest report seen by AFP Monday.

Even as talks to reach a nuclear deal with Iran were extended beyond an initial July 20 deadline, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Teheran was standing by its international commitments.

As agreed under a so-called Joint Plan of Action reached in November, the Islamic Republic has cut half of its stock of 20-per cent enriched uranium down to five-per cent purity. The rest was being converted into uranium oxide.

Teheran also refrained from enriching above the five-per cent level at any of its nuclear facilities, the IAEA report said.

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