IAEA Ready to Verify Any Nuclear Deal With Iran

Amano: Inspectors to Confirm Implementation of Any Pact

Fresh off of signing their own cooperation deal with Iran, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s chief Amano Yukiya confirmed the agency’s willingness to help with the implementation of any deal between Iran and the P5+1.

“If there is some agreement between the P5+1 and Iran and if we are requested to implement some verification measures, we are prepared to implement them,” Amano insisted.

The IAEA has been able to repeatedly confirm the non-diversion of any of Iran’s nuclear material from its civilian program to any undeclared activities, and has gained access to additional facilities above and beyond those required by Iran in their safeguards agreement.

Iran is widely expected to agree to additional protocols to their safeguards agreement as part of a final agreement with the P5+1. In years past Iran had voluntarily implemented some of those additional protocols, but never ratified the deal because of international disputes over their program.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.