Since the Palestinian Authority has no nuclear reactors nor does the PA have sovereignty as an independent state, the absurdity of the recognition makes a mockery of the international organization.
– Emmanuel Nahshon, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said the agreement was a “violation of international conventions.”
By YOSSI MELMAN/MAARIV, JERUSALEM POST STAFF
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. Continue Reading »