UN atomic watchdog to issue report on Iran’s nuclear program

VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. atomic watchdog is preparing to release its latest report on whether Iran continues to comply with the 2015 deal aimed at keeping Tehran from building nuclear weapons in exchange for incentives.

The issue has grown more complicated since the U.S. withdrew unilaterally in May from the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and then re-imposed sanctions. Iran’s economy has been struggling ever since and its currency has plummeted in value.

The other signatories to the deal — Germany, Britain, France, Russia and China — are continuing to try and make it work.

The International Atomic Energy Agency will issue its latest quarterly assessment Monday.

In its last quarterly report, it concluded Iran had stayed within key limitations set by the JCPOA.

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