IAEA Says It’s Running Out of Money to Monitor Iran

Article posted on August 27th, 2015 by WhatAmIMissingHere

WAIMH Red ArrowEDITOR’S COMMENT: Sounds about right! Let’s see. The Security Council of the UN approved the basic agreement, when asked by President Obama, as he went around Congress, but none of these geniuses checked to see if the funding was in place to carry out the vital required inspections and monitoring. Also, why does it always seem that the American taxpayer is saddled with these extra financial burdens. Iran is about to receive the benefit of $159 billion in restricted finds, and no one at the State Department thought to include this financing as part of their negotiations?

By Adelle Nazarian

The world’s nuclear watch dog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), says it is strapped for cash and needs at least $10 million to carry out the critical monitoring required of them in the Iranian nuclear deal.

“The Agency has immediate funding needs related to the continuing costs of implementing monitoring and verification under the existing Joint Plan of Action,” Yukiya Amano, director general of the IAEA, said in remarks presented to the agency’s Board of Directors this week.

“These total $800,000 euros per month. The extra-budgetary contributions which we have previously received for this purpose will be exhausted by the end of September,” Amano said.

In response to the IAEA’s financial woes, the United States’ mission in Vienna reportedly said on Tuesday that it would make sure the agency has enough money to report on Iran’s past, present, and future nuclear programs.

Amano elaborated that, in addition to the necessary $10 million annually, the IAEA will require more than 160,000 euros per month “between the Adoption Day and Implementation Day of the JCPOA, as they carry out the preparatory work necessary for the verification and monitoring process.”   (my emphasis)

READ all of Adelle Nazarian’s comments from Breitbart here.

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