Tehran skips United Nations conference on nuclear energy in UAE

Tehran skips United Nations conference on nuclear energy in UAE

Tehran skips United Nations conference on nuclear energy in UAE

Amano visited Tehran on Sunday.

Iran has decided not to attend a United Nations conference on nuclear energy being held in the United Arab Emirates.

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.

Amano met with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Iran's Atomic Energy Organization chief Ali Akbar Salehi. He said, "The IAEA can state that such nuclear-related commitments are being implemented".

The US Congress is now considering whether to re-impose sanctions related to Iran's nuclear program, but what it has already approved in recent months are sanctions against entities and individuals linked to Tehran's weapons programmes.

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Al Jazeera describes Amano's latest "verification of compliance" as "a moment of vindication for Iran and another global rebuke of the White House".

In mid-September, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei lambasted the USA for violating the JCPOA, warning that any "wrong move" concerning the nuclear deal would draw reactions from Iran.

Trump has stopped short of withdrawing the United States from an global accord signed with Iran in 2015, which seeks to ensure that Tehran would place limitations on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of some sanctions.

He was speaking on the sidelines of a conference on nuclear power, a day after holding talks in Tehran with Iranian officials on the landmark nuclear deal the Islamic republic struck with world powers. A CNN poll this month revealed that two-thirds of Americans are opposed to the USA ditching the deal.

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