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Us-Uae Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

Opublikowano: Grudzień 19th, 2020 by foto-klinika |

On May 21, 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama presented to Congress the text of a bilateral nuclear cooperation agreement (123 agreements) between the United States and the United Arab Emirates (United Arab Emirates). Congress has until October 17, 2009 to pass a resolution of disapproval, where the agreement will enter into force. Despite lingering concerns about the UAE`s human rights record, lax export controls and relations with Iran, it seems unlikely that Congress will vote against the agreement. The Obama administration and some congressional foreign policy leaders believe that the UAE`s commitment to operational transparency and the promise to forgo uranium enrichment on domestic territory and the reprocessing of spent fuel are strong enough to prevent proliferation and set an important precedent for future U.S. nuclear cooperation agreements in the region. [1] Enrichment and reprocessing can provide fuel for nuclear reactors or fissile material for nuclear weapons. As the chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, MP Howard Berman (D-CA) said at the introduction of a July 14 resolution in support of the agreement, “it is important to note that the non-proliferation conditions of the proposed agreement between the United States and the United Arab Emirates exceed the requirements of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. , beyond those of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, beyond which the nuclear supplier group goes beyond our own laws.” [2] 123 Agreement: A “123 Agreement” refers to Section 123 of the U.S. Atomic Energy Act of 1954, which will establish the legal framework for the peaceful trade in nuclear energy between the United Arab Emirates and the United States. In the United States, there are more than 20 such agreements, including with Egypt and Morocco. WASHINGTON, D.C.

(January 15, 2009) – His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today signed a bilateral agreement on peaceful nuclear cooperation that improves international standards for non-proliferation, security and security. There are also lingering concerns that the Middle East`s interest in nuclear energy is motivated by Iran`s nuclear program and Israel`s nuclear arsenal. Critics doubt the economic and ecological justification of nuclear energy in oil-rich Gulf countries.