Iran continues to develop technologies that “could be applicable to nuclear weapons,” including ballistic missiles, at the same time it’s working to complete a deal to curb its nuclear program, the U.S. Defense Department said.

Iran has “fulfilled its obligations” under the Joint Plan of Action reached with the U.S. and five other world powers and has “paused progress” in parts of its nuclear program, according to an unclassified summary from a Pentagon assessment of Iran’s military capability.

The conclusions are similar to those in last year’s version of the annual report mandated by Congress, but the new summary took into account the nuclear talks that are heading toward a self-imposed June 30 deadline. The full report, dated in January and including classified details, was submitted last week to congressional defense committees. […]