UN to issue first Iran report since nuke deal implementation

VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. agency monitoring Iran’s compliance to its landmark nuclear deal with six world powers is set to issue its first report since the agreement was implemented last month.

On Jan. 16, the International Atomic Agency said Iran had met its commitments crimping activities that could be used to make a nuclear weapon. The deal unlocked billions of dollars in sanctions relief for Tehran.

A follow-up, expected Friday, will focus on potential violations and monitor further commitments from Tehran that were due to kick in later.

Iran denies any interest in nuclear weapons and says its programs are meant only to generate energy, scientific research and medical applications.