Iran has received nearly two snap nuclear inspections a month and almost double the overall number of visits it had just five years ago.
International Atomic Energy Agency monitors conducted 402 site visits and 25 snap inspections in the first 12 months since the deal was enacted in early 2016, according to data from reports to IAEA members. The figures may help dispel doubts over the adequacy of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement (JCPOA) involving the US, China, France, Germany, Russia and the UK.
according to Bloomberg, the future of the deal has been under threat since US President Donald Trump took office. He pledged to tear up the agreement in his election campaign, and his United Nations envoy Nikki Haley last week questioned what the U.S. gets out of it. The IAEA reported Aug. 31 that Iran stuck to its commitments under the pact, which capped nuclear work in exchange for sanctions relief, and Trump has until Oct. 15 to decide whether to certify Iran’s compliance.