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AP Interview: Trump yet to call UN atomic chief on Iran deal

  • Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano arrives for a panel discussion during the last day of the World Government Summit, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. The head of the United Nations' atomic agency said the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to be in touch with him or others about their criticism of the Iran nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano arrives for a panel discussion during the last day of the World Government Summit, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. The head of the United Nations' atomic agency said the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to be in touch with him or others about their criticism of the Iran nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (The Associated Press)

  • Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano, left, talks next to Philippe Jamet, Commissioner of France Nuclear Safety Authority, ASN, during the last day of the World Government Summit, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. The head of the United Nations' atomic agency says the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to be in touch with him or others about their criticism of the Iran nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano, left, talks next to Philippe Jamet, Commissioner of France Nuclear Safety Authority, ASN, during the last day of the World Government Summit, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. The head of the United Nations' atomic agency says the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to be in touch with him or others about their criticism of the Iran nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (The Associated Press)

  • Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano, middle, listens to Philippe Jamet, right, Commissioner of France Nuclear Safety Authority, during a discussion moderated by Ambassador Hamad Al Kabbi, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the IAEA, on the last day of the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. The head of the United Nations' atomic agency says the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to be in touch with him or others about their criticism of the Iran nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano, middle, listens to Philippe Jamet, right, Commissioner of France Nuclear Safety Authority, during a discussion moderated by Ambassador Hamad Al Kabbi, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the IAEA, on the last day of the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. The head of the United Nations' atomic agency says the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to be in touch with him or others about their criticism of the Iran nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)  (The Associated Press)

The head of the United Nations' atomic agency says the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to be in touch with him or others about their criticism of the Iran nuclear deal.

Yukiya Amano, the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his organization was "in constant touch" with the U.S., but had yet to hear from the new administration on their concerns.

Amano said: "I'm expecting to have direct contact with the new administration very soon."

During his campaign, Trump said he wanted to renegotiate the Iran deal, without elaborating. The accord limits Iran's ability to enrich uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.

Amano was in Dubai as part of the annual World Government Summit.