(MENAFN - Jordan Times) Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have recommended the inclusion of all the Kingdom's obligations related to nuclear safety, which are derived from agreements signed with the IAEA, in the provisions of the nuclear law.
The experts, whose one-week visit concludes today, are reviewing the nuclear law currently being drafted by the Jordan Nuclear Regulatory Commission (JNRC) and held meetings with officials from the foreign and justice ministries.
In a press conference on Wednesday, JNRC President Jamal Sharaf said that the experts had encouraged Jordan to join the Civil Liability Agreement for Nuclear Damage, which is related to compensation given to victims of nuclear accidents within and outside countries' borders.
"The Kingdom cannot enter the nuclear club without the legal framework that is based on the requirements of the IAEA regarding nuclear safety and security," Sharaf said, adding that the delegation's visit was part of the agency's commitment to ensure that Jordan's nuclear law regulates the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
He noted that the JNRC would refer the draft law to the government after completing it.
Sharaf said the commission was currently conducting studies related to licensing the nuclear research reactor to be established at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, stressing that these studies take time.