A bipartisan organization of distinguished leaders in the United
States has voiced strong support for the IAEA´s work for safe, secure
and peaceful nuclear development.
Specifically, the organization - Partnership for a Secure America - this week urged the US Administration to:
- Support the IAEA safeguards mission through an increase in
resources, training, equipment and personnel, and assistance to other
States in using peaceful nuclear applications to address poverty and
the challenges associated with under-development;
- Work with Member States of the IAEA and of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
to increase the IAEA´s authority for greater access to suspect nuclear
sites and universal implementation of the Additional Protocol.
"Without the IAEA, which has functioned as the indispensable
watchdog monitoring civilian nuclear activities and reporting on
potential violations of IAEA safeguards, the world would certainly be
more dangerous," the organization said in a statement.