UN nuclear chief in Iran ahead of sanctions deadline Iran’s parliament in December approved a bill that would suspend part of UN inspections of its nuclear facilities if European signatories do not provide relief from oil and banking sanctions by Tuesday, February 23. Road to renewed Iran nuclear deal likely to be long and bumpyIt took seven years from the summer's day in 2008 when a top U.S. diplomat first sat down with his Iranian counterpart until the two sides sealed the 2015 Iran Curbs Nuclear Inspectors, but Appears to Leave Space for a DealThe new limits appeared to be lighter than the country had threatened, giving Western nations three months to see if they can revive the 2015 nuclear agreement. Analysis: Road to renewed Iran nuclear deal likely to be long and bumpyIt took seven years from the summer's day in 2008 when a top U.S. diplomat first sat down with his Iranian counterpart until the two sides sealed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that aimed to keep Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Iranian lawmakers criticise Tehran's deal with IAEA on snap inspectionsIranian lawmakers protested on Monday against Tehran's decision to permit “necessary” monitoring by the U.N. nuclear watchdog for up to three months, saying the move broke a law mandating an end to the agency's snap inspections this week. U.S. seeks to extend, strengthen nuclear pact with Iran, Blinken saysThe United States will seek to strengthen and extend the agreement between world powers and Iran aimed at curbing its nuclear programme, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday. IAEA strikes deal with Iran to cushion coming blow of slashed accessThe U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Sunday it had struck a deal with Iran to cushion the blow of steps Tehran plans to take this week that include ending snap inspections, with both sides agreeing to keep "necessary" monitoring for up to three months. Iran tells IAEA it plans to scale back cooperation in a weekIran has told the U.N. nuclear watchdog it will dramatically scale back cooperation with it in a week, a report by the agency to its member states showed on Tuesday, ratcheting up protests against U.S. sanctions still choking its economy.