Iran sticks to nuclear deal limits agreed with world powers, says UN

Iranians shop in Teheran's ancient Grand Bazaar on July 11, 2016. Iran made its nuclear commitments in 2015 in exchange for sanctions relief.
Iranians shop in Teheran's ancient Grand Bazaar on July 11, 2016. Iran made its nuclear commitments in 2015 in exchange for sanctions relief.PHOTO: AFP

VIENNA (REUTERS) - Iran has stayed within the limits of a nuclear deal it agreed with six world powers last year on its stockpiles of uranium and heavy water, two chemicals that could be used in an atomic weapons programme, the UN nuclear agency said on Thursday (Sept 8).

In exchange for sanctions relief, Iran in 2015 committed to keeping its stockpile of uranium enriched to up to 3.67 per cent purity below 300kg and its stock of heavy water, a non-radioactive product, at less than 130 metric tonnes.

"Throughout the reporting period, Iran had no more than 130 metric tonnes of heavy water... Iran's total (low) enriched uranium stockpile did not exceed 300 kg," the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a quarterly report on Iran.

The IAEA is in charge of policing the nuclear deal.