IAEA chief praises deal on Iran's nuclear program

Courtesy of the IAEA
 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano released a statement on Tuesday praising the international agreement between Iran and the international community.

"I am confident in our ability to do this important work," Amano said. "The IAEA stands ready to undertake the necessary monitoring and verification activities when requested."
Amano said earlier this week that he and Atomic Energy Organization of Iran President  Ali Akbar Salehi signed a "road map" agreement that will begin the process of verification of outstanding issues as the agreement is implemented. This process allows Iran's officials to explain any issues, such as discrepancies, that are found and how they plan to address them.

Negotiations took place in Austria and included the U.S., China, France, Russia, the U.K., Germany and Iran. In exchange for the lifting of certain economic sanctions against Iran, the country agreed to its nuclear program being strictly evaluated and limited by the IAEA and the international community.

The IAEA will be tasked with verifying that the country is eliminating its current stocks of enriched uranium and will evaluate all aspects of current nuclear operations to prevent  nuclear weapons development.

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