The United Nations atomic watchdog says Iran continues to keep its side of the 2015 nuclear agreement, even as new USA sanctions raise concerns about whether the deal can survive.
According to the International Atomic Energy Agency's latest report, Iran had been complying with the restrictions to its nuclear program laid down in the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as of early November, AFP reported.
"There is nothing that indicates that Iranian cooperation or the Iranian attitude has changed since the 5th of November", the senior diplomat stated.
In its last quarterly report, it concluded Iran had stayed within key limitations set by the JCPOA.
Iran's stock of heavy water, a chemical used as a moderator in a type of nuclear reactor that can produce plutonium, was roughly unchanged at 122.8 tonnes.
On that date, the U.S.re-imposed further oil and banking sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 deal but granted waivers to eight countries, including Japan and Turkey, to continue buying Iranian petroleum products without penalty for another six months.
US President Donald J. Trump signs an executive order on Iran Sanctions at Trump National Golf Club, August 6, 2018, in Bedminster Township, New Jersey.
Saudi Arabia has announced a major cut in oil production to rebalance global markets and prop up plunging oil prices, citing US sanctions waivers that are enabling Iran to keep exporting oil to most of its top customers.
Britain, Germany and France have been scrambling to shield companies from the effects of new U.S. sanctions and protect Iranian oil revenues.
However, the behavior of the US President Donald Trump not only has caused issues for Iran but also for European countries, while creating a bad situation in the worldwide field, Larijani said.
The IAEA, which is the UN's nuclear watchdog, reported on Monday that Iran has been abiding by the terms of the nuclear deal.