CIMUN Chronicle / Article / 2016

International Atomic Energy Agency in debates on Nuclear non-proliferation

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By: Brandon Lawrence, Euronews 

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons. The IAEA is currently in a debate concerning nuclear non-proliferation in Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

The body is specifically debating a solution to the growth of the nuclear programs in Iran and the DPRK. “The IAEA is trying to find a solution that keeps the world safe," says the representative from Croatia, “no one wants war, war is devastating." The representative from Croatia also stated that The European Union (E.U.) supports the Iran Deal and that the E.U. wants to build trust with Iran.

The representative from Iran stated that is is still in compliance with the Joint Comprehension Plan of Actions, an agreement amongst the Permanent 5 and Iran intended to majorly denuclearize Iran in exchange for reductions on sanctions. The representative also said there is no evidence that they are currently creating nuclear weapons.

The Ukrainian representative concurs with the sentiments of the Iranian representative. Ukraine stated, “We need to push for more approval of the Iran Nuclear Deal, as there is no research or evidence that proves Iran does have Nuclear Weapons."  The debates are still ongoing and new developments may follow.