Investigation of 12 years on Iran Nuclear Weapon probe has been ended by IAEA [ Current Affairs ]


Investigation of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which is concerns that Iran might be developing nuclear weapons has been ended now after 12 years. Regarding this IAEA Board of Governors have ended its long-running inquiry against Ian but still it allowing inspectors to continue to police the country’s nuclear programme.

  • Previously IAEA has determined that Iran had conducted nuclear weapons-related research until 2003 and to a lesser extent until 2009, but regarding this they do not found any evidence.
  • And this shows the symbolic victory of Iran as a key step towards lifting UN, EU and
  • Iran and P5 + 1 nation were agreed for Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to lift the sanctions in July 2015.
  • The Iran would be boosted over a series of years in exchange for decrease its nuclear programme under the JCPOA sanctions.
  • But still Iran has strongly denied underground tracking of nuclear weapons programme. And with this Iran has clearly positioned itself that its nuclear programme civilian purpose and not for military purpose.

About International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

  • IAEA is an international organization which main objective is to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and also to prevent its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons.
  • In 1957 it has been established as an autonomous organization through its own international treaty, the IAEA Statute.
  • It’s headquarter is located at Vienna, Austria.
  • It is not a part of the United Nations but still it reports to both the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and Security Council (UNSC) .

- Published on: December 16, 2015