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Iran Seen Honoring Nuclear Deal But Stockpile May Grow: Diplomats

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February 17, 2014 AT 10:13 AM
A monthly update by the United Nations atomic watchdog is expected to show later this week that Iran is complying with last year's landmark nuclear agreement with six world powers, diplomats said on Monday. But the International Atomic Energy Agency is also likely to report that Iran's stockpile of lower-grade refined uranium has increased in recent months, one of them said. Iran's holding of uranium - which Tehran says it needs to fuel a planned network of nuclear power plants - is closely watched in the West as it could provide weapons-suitable material if refined much further. Iran denies any such aim.