Iran implementing its nuclear deal commitments: IAEA

The Iranian authorities on Sunday said that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has not requested fresh inspections to verify Tehran's compliance with its international nuclear agreement and asked the organisation not to bow to pressure from the USA to do so.

Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano visited Tehran on Sunday, but did not mention Iran in his speech to the conference.

Amano echoed the statement on Monday in Abu Dhabi, where a United Nations conference on nuclear energy is taking place.

"Since January 2016, the IAEA has been monitoring and verifying the nuclear-related commitments made by Iran under the JCPOA".

"As of today, I can state that the nuclear-related commitments made by Iran under the JCPOA (nuclear deal) are being implemented", Yukiya Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said at a Tehran press conference broadcast by state television.

Al Jazeera describes Amano's latest "verification of compliance" as "a moment of vindication for Iran and another worldwide rebuke of the White House".

The US has asked the IAEA to carry out further inspections in Iran, specifically in its military installations, under the JCPOA nuclear deal. The 2015 accord, signed by the Islamic republic as well as Germany, Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States, saw economic sanctions on Iran lifted in exchange for it curbing its nuclear activities.

The visitor showed interest in playing a more protagonist role in relation to the Comprehensive Plan of Joint Action or nuclear pact, especially after the statements by United States president, Donald Trump against the deal.

The administration's apparent position is also out of step with the American public's.