Canada Contributes to IAEA’s Efforts to Verify Iran’s Nuclear Program

January 24, 2014 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada remains deeply skeptical of Iran’s intentions regarding its nuclear program, particularly in light of the years of secretive nuclear activities, the potential military dimension of the program and selective disclosure by the Iranian authorities.

“The International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA]’s verification of Iran’s nuclear program will be an essential part of a comprehensive solution. To that end, Canada is pleased to contribute $1-million to support the Agency’s robust monitoring and verification efforts in relation to the implementation of the Joint Plan of Action.

“Much more needs to be done to address the long-standing issues surrounding Iran’s nuclear program. Canada stands ready to assist the IAEA and the P5+1 group as they attempt to definitively verify the nature of Iran’s nuclear program.”

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