UAE “will have nuclear energy plant in 2015” – IAEA

22 May 2009 – The United Arab Emirates would have its first nuclear power plant ready in 2015, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

“They are on a fast track to developing the plant, and we have been giving technical advice and so far they have been responsive,” Ali Boussaha, a director at the IAEA, told reporters on the sidelines of a conference in Dubai. “UAE will have a nuclear energy plant in 2015.”

US President Barack Obama agreed to a nuclear energy deal with the UAE potentially worth billions to US energy companies despite protests from some quarters regarding the UAE’s record on human rights.