IAEA?s resolution criticizing Iran

IAEA’s resolution criticizing Iran

News: The International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors has passed a resolution calling on Iran to fully cooperate with the UN inspectors’ investigation into three undeclared sites.
• The resolution was submitted by the UK, France, Germany and the US to the IAEA and was backed by 30 countries.
• Only Russia and China opposed the move. Iran condemned the resolution.

IAEA and its Functions:
• Set up as the world’s ‘Atoms for Peace’ organization in 1957 within the United Nations family.
• It reports to both the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council.
• Its headquarters is in Vienna, Austria.
• It works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technologies.
• Seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons.

What are the various programs on which IAEA work on?
• Program of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT).
• Human Health Program.
• Water Availability Enhancement Project.
• International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles, 2000.
From Prelims perspective do read about the JCPOA and its signatories. As Iran is in news have a thorough knowledge about countries which share border with Iran and India’s relation with the Iran.  

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