Last month, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran has continually blocked United Nations investigations. Iran rejected the UN agency report and denounced the agency’s authority.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks with Martin Savidge about the authority of the IAEA and what Ahmadinejad calls a double standard.
The IAEA aims to ensure safe and secure atomic technology. Although it works closely with United Nations members, the IAEA is an independent international organization.
Recently, the head of the agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, said that the IAEA is at a crossroads and needs more funds.
Dr. K. S. Parthasarathy, a former secretary of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, writes about the future of the IAEA.