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  • 23 February, 2021

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International Atomic Energy Agency

International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Iran will continue to give access to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to its declared nuclear sites for 3 months.
  • IAEA’s genesis was U.S. President Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” address to the United Nations General Assembly in 1953.
  • It was established in 1957 as an autonomous organization which is not under the direct control of the UN.
  • Headquartered in Vienna, IAEA seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and inhibit its use for any military purpose.
  • But it reports to both the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
  • IAEA Safeguards are a set of technical measures applied by IAEA and countries accept them through the conclusion of safeguards agreements.
  • It is an essential component of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (NPT), which states that each Non-Nuclear Weapon State is required to conclude a safeguards agreement with the IAEA.

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