Iran deal represents 'significant verification gain'

JCPOA minus U.S

Yukiya Amano, who leads the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said Iran was "subject to the world's most robust nuclear verification regime" under the terms of the 2015 deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA.

The president's announcement was followed this week by the resignation of Richard Johnson, a former top nuclear expert at the State Department, who called the Iran agreement "clearly successful" in a statement announcing his departure.

The International Atomic Energy Agency didn't give a reason for the sudden resignation of Tero Varjoranta, stating Saturday that it doesn't comment on confidential personnel matters, the report said.

The Vienna-based nuclear company says it has no indications Iran is in breach of the accord.

"Mr Tero Varjoranta has resigned effective 11 May 2018", the IAEA announced.

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"The United States will continue to support robust implementation of IAEA inspections in Iran to the full extent of the IAEA's authority", an official at the USA mission to the IAEA in Vienna told dpa.

Trump has pulled out of the 2015 pact and reinstated U.S. sanctions because he does not believe that the agreement prevents Iran from getting atomic weapons.

The other parties to the deal, including Russia, China and European powers, say they want to keep it alive despite Trump's move.

Under the JCPOA deal, the US and other world powers agreed to lift some economic sanctions imposed on Iran in return for the latter agreeing to rein in its nuclear program.

The White House warned European firms they had a six-month deadline to wind up investments in Iran or risk USA sanctions.

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