IAEA recognizes Palestine: “This act is seen by Israel as a push by the PA for international recognition, similar to when the PA joined UNESCO in 2011”

JERUSALEM POST
International Atomic Energy Agency recognizes Palestine as a state
by Yossi Melman, Staff
June 19, 2019

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) signed an agreement to recognize Palestine, as a state as it joined the international body as a observer on Tuesday. While it is not a member, it can attend meetings as an observer, an IAEA spokesperson said.  The agreement, which was signed by the agency’s director general Yukiya Amano and the Palestinian Ambassador in Vienna Salah Abdul Shafi, gives the IAEA inspectors the ability to check the safety of radioactive materials and fissile nuclear materials, such as uranium. Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said that the agreement was a “violation of international conventions.” READ MORE

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