All the words in the world do not mean anything when the person saying them cannot be trusted. It is this mentality as to why many in the world will remain skeptical that Iran will fulfill its commitment to only use nuclear technology for its country’s energy needs. Canada is the most recent country that is joining majorities of world powers that is taking a “wait and see” approach to the deal brokered last month that would lift sanctions on Iran and allow them to legal develops nuclear technology. However, for those sanctions to be lifted, Iran’s nuclear programs will come under major scrutiny from the International Atomic Energy Agency sanctioned by the United Nations.
Most people like Gianfrancesco Genoso will remember the IAEA from before the most recent Iraq war. They were the agency that could not verify whether former leader Sadaam Hussein and the Iraqi government had disposed of their nuclear material or were hiding it from the inspectors. After that debacle it is hard to believe they would be trusted to verify anything, and as far as the Iranians are concerned this will probably become a never ending struggle to prove themselves. As for Canada it has promised to keep their sanctions in place as long as it takes to verify Iran’s commitment to the world. It has also decided to give $3 million to the IAEA as funding to oversee the implementation of the nuclear deal.