US secretly makes concessions to Iran on nuclear deal: report
The US and Iran have reached a secret agreement that allows Tehran not to implement several parts of its nuclear deal with Western powers, according to a Reuters report on a study carried out by the Institute for Science and International Security. The US is said to have made the concessions so that Iran can meet the deal's deadlines and that sanctions can be lifted. The institute's president David Albright, a former inspector for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said the report is based on information that he received from a number of American officials who participated in the talks with Tehran. According to the institute, the secret agreement allows Iran to exceed the limitations on the amount of low-enriched uranium (LEU) that it can possess. The study points out that the cancellation of the monitoring of the amount of LEU will prevent IAEA inspectors from keeping track of Iran's enriched uranium that could be used for manufacturing nuclear weapons.