Iran implementing 'nuclear-related commitments' under deal: International Atomic Energy Agency

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The United States will not stop funding intense International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections in Iran, despite its pull-out from the nuclear deal with Tehran, a U.S. official says.

"As of today, the IAEA can confirm that the nuclear-related commitments are being implemented by Iran", said Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), refering to the deal.

United Nations, May 10 Iran has stuck to its commitment under the 2015 nuclear deal, the head of the UN's atomic watchdog said, a day after the U.S. withdrew from the worldwide agreement calling it "defective at its core".

Erdoğan also called for development of economic relations, banking cooperation, the use of national currencies in business relations and the expansion of preferential trade between Iran and Turkey following the US' withdrawal from the JCPOA, adding "we should make every effort to protect the economies of our countries from intervention of others".

The 2015 deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was reached by Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the U.S. and the European Union.

Despite US criticism that the accord does not go far enough in monitoring Iran's nuclear activities, the IAEA points to the fact that its inspectors have spent 3,000 man days per year on the ground in Iran.

According to presidential sources, Erdogan and Putin agreed that the US decision on the nuclear deal is "wrong" and pointed out that the nuclear deal was a diplomatic success that should be protected.

The 2015 nuclear agreement placed unprecedented restrictions on Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from worldwide sanctions, but Trump has consistently railed against it since he began his bid for America's highest office, repeatedly claiming it is the "worst deal" he has ever seen.

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