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IAEA has not requested new inspections, says Iran

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano made the remarks in Tehran, where he met with high-level officials including Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency visited Iran on Sunday as opposition from the United States continues to undermine the landmark international accord over Iran's nuclear program.

The International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century opened in Abu Dhabi on Monday, with the participation of experts and leaders in the field of peaceful nuclear energy.

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

The U.S. Congress now has less than 60 days to decide whether to reimpose economic sanctions on Tehran that were lifted under the deal in exchange for restrictions on Iran's nuclear activities.

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Amano said in September IAEA inspections verifying Iran's side of the deal are the world's toughest.

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 U.S. president, Donald Trump against the deal.

As Reuters previously noted, "none of the other signatories to the deal-Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China, Iran, and the European Union-have cited serious concerns, leaving the United States isolated".

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered in December 2016 the development of a nuclear-propulsion system for vessels in response to US sanctions against Iran.

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

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