International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano gestures during an interview with Reuters at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 26, 2017. (Reuters Photo)
TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- The UN nuclear watchdog has pledged to remain "impartial" in its reports about Iran's nuclear program subject to the 2015 nuclear deal between the Islamic republic and the world powers, Press TV reported Tuesday.
Amano reassured Iran that political developments, particularly in the United States, will not influence the organization's reporting on the Islamic republic and his agency's reports would be based on the objective assessments.
The announcement came during the Monday meeting between Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, at the Iranian Embassy in Rome.
During the meeting, they exchanged views on the latest political developments related to the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers sealed in July 2015 and implemented in December 2016.
They also discussed the recent U.S. stances against the deal, as U.S. President Donald Trump has said the deal, which was signed during former U.S. President Barack Obama, is "the worst deal ever" and an "embarrassment" to his country.
Trump also claimed that Iran is not committed to the spirit of the deal, while Iran has dismissed the charges and repeatedly stressed its adherence to all obligations.
Under the deal, the IAEA is tasked to monitor Iran's nuclear activities and assures the parties of Iran's commitments to the accord.
"What is important to us is objectively assessing countries' nuclear activities and obligations toward the IAEA, which forms and will form the basis of statements and reports by the agency," Amano stressed.
"From that standpoint, political developments will not be affecting the agency's assessment," he added.
Amano and Salehi are in Italy's capital Rome to attend the 20th Edoardo Amaldi Conference, which is held under the theme of "International Cooperation for Enhancing Nuclear Safety, Security, Safeguards and Non-Proliferation."