IAEA's Amano to testify at closed Senate session
IAEA Chairman Yukiya Amano will appear at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting on Wednesday to privately brief members of the committee on the nuclear sellout to Iran
The director general’s visit to Washington comes amid questions from
many in Congress over separate agreements between Iran and the
Vienna-based IAEA that are linked to the overall nuclear deal negotiated
between Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers.
the talks with the longtime U.S. nemesis have cast the agreements as
“secret side deals” and have demanded that their contents be revealed.
State Department has described the documents as “technical arrangements
with the IAEA [that] are as a matter of standard practice not released
publicly or to other states” but added that U.S. officials have been
briefed on them.
Some lawmakers also have questioned whether the
U.S. should have a more direct role in inspecting Iran’s nuclear
facilities, even though the Islamist-led government in Tehran doesn’t
want American inspectors on its soil.
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