Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano said on Tuesday that Iran's nuclear deal, also known as JCPOA, represents a significant gain for the nuclear verification.

Since implementation of the JCPOA began in January 2016, we have been verifying and monitoring Iran’s implementation of its nuclear-related commitments under the agreement, Amano said in a statement to Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).

'Today IAEA inspectors have more information about Iran’s nuclear program,' said the IAEA chief, adding that Iran is provisionally implementing the additional protocol to its safeguards agreement with the Agency.

“The IAEA will continue to implement safeguards in Iran with a view to being able to draw, in due course, what we call the ‘broader conclusion’ that all nuclear material remains in peaceful activities. This is likely to take many years.”

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