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Denmark supports IAEA monitoring of Iran atomic deal

Foreign minister urges other nations to follow suit

The government has set aside 4.75 million kroner for the IAEA (photo: iStock)
September 10th, 2015 2:11 pm| by Christian W

Denmark has agreed to contribute 4.75 million kroner to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which has been charged with monitoring Iran’s adherence to the recent nuclear program agreement.

The foreign minister, Kristian Jensen, has urged other nations to also support IAEA, and he expects the EU will also contribute in order to maintain stability in the region and internationally.

“I am pleased Denmark has given almost 5 million kroner to IAEA’s important work,” said Jensen. “The atomic agreement between Iran and EU3+3 concerning Iran’s nuclear program was a breakthrough.”

“But now it’s about seeing it through. Iran must live up to its responsibilities, and IAEA will play an essential role in verifying and ensuring that it happens.”

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Historic agreement
The historic agreement involving Iran’s nuclear program was reached in Vienna in July after more than a decade of negotiations between Iran and EU3+3 (Germany, France, the UK, the US, Russia and China).

The goal of the agreement is to ensure Iran’s nuclear program only has civil purposes. Sanctions against Iran could be lifted should the nation adhere to its responsibilities.

Specifically, Denmark’s funds will go towards paying for the IAEA inspectors deployed in Iran, as well as the taking and testing of samples, and laboratory operations.