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.

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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)