Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan met with the top of the world’s main nuclear watchdog at the moment.
Al Nahyan held a gathering with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director-general Rafael Mariano Grossi on the Expo 2020 Dubai. The two mentioned cooperation and the United Arab Emirates’ nuclear program, the official Emirates News Agency reported.
The UAE started working a nuclear energy plant final yr, changing into the primary nation within the Arab world to take action. The nuclear energy program is peaceable, and Abu Dhabi was partly motivated by a need to diversify away from oil.
The timing of the assembly is notable given the ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear power program in Vienna. Grossi warned yesterday that Iran’s current nuclear capabilities are completely different from 2015, when the Iran nuclear deal got here into impact. The IAEA and Iran additionally agreed at the moment to put in new cameras at a centrifuge web site. The cameras are there for the IAEA to observe Iran’s nuclear power program.