UN Nuclear Agency Endorses Iran Deal Monitoring

Amano: Nations Pledge Extra Funding for Monitors

During a Friday vote, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) unanimously endorsed their role in monitoring the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran.

IAEA chief Amano Yukiya said he was encouraged by the pledges from nations for extra funding to pay for the additional monitors, as the deal will essentially have the IAEA doing daily inspections in the country.

The interim deal came into effect last Monday, and the IAEA confirmed at the time that Iran is complying with the terms of the deal, halting the last of its 20 percent uranium enrichment.

The IAEA had estimated the additional monitoring would cost $7.5 million in 2014, and while they didn’t say exactly how much was pledged, Amano says he is confident the goal will be reached.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of Antiwar.com.