IAEA chief Amano renews call for Tehran to cooperate on inspections

The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog, Yukiya Amano, renewed calls for Tehran to cooperate with inspections on Monday. They are part of the deal meant to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Last month, in its first report since the US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran continues to stay below the maximum level of uranium that the deal allows it to enrich. The IAEA director general told the agency’s board of governors in Vienna on Monday that “timely and proactive cooperation by Iran in providing such access would facilitate implementation… and enhance confidence.” At a news conference later, Amano said that his statement was “not an expression of concerns or complaints, but rather an encouragement to Iran.”