IAEA says needs $5.7 million for monitoring extended Iran atom deal

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Posted: Dec 03, 2014 6:55 AM

VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. atomic agency says it needs about 4.6 million euros ($5.67 million) in additional funding from member states to help pay for its monitoring of an extended nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, a document seen by Reuters said on Wednesday.

Iran and the United States, France, Germany, Britain, China, and Russia failed to meet a Nov. 24 deadline for resolving a 12-year dispute over Iran's nuclear program and gave themselves until the end of June for further negotiations.

As a result, a preliminary agreement reached late last year, under which Iran halted its most sensitive nuclear activity in exchange for limited sanctions easing, will remain in force.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is tasked with checking that Iran meets its commitments under the accord.

(Reporting by Fredrik Dahl; Editing by Alison Williams)