IAEA Chief Calls for Clarity on Disputed Section of Iran Nuclear Deal

September 26, 2017


Francois Murphy



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  • Russia

International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano has requested clarification about how to verify Section T of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which bans "activities which could contribute to the development of a nuclear explosive device." Russia believes the IAEA does not have the authority to verify this part of the agreement. Amano expressed hope that the Joint Commission would discuss the issue in order to clarify the specific technology referred to in Section T and the IAEA's related inspection mandate.