Director General of the IAEA, Yukiya Amano of Japan, addresses the media in Vienna, March 7, 2016.
"The IAEA’s Latest Report Falls Short"
Op-Ed, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
March 4, 2016
Author: Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
The International Atomic Energy Agency’s most recent report on Iran’s nuclear activities provides insufficient details on important verification and monitoring issues. The report does not list inventories of nuclear materials and equipment or the status of key sites and facilities. Without detailed reporting, the international community cannot be sure that Iran is upholding its commitments under the nuclear deal. Over the longer term, this will hamper efforts to reach a “broader conclusion” that all nuclear material and activities are accounted for and for peaceful use.
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