Brazil faces resistance to nuclear submarine at UN agency

On June 6, Brazil made a formal request to the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency, linked to the UN) to negotiate a package of safeguards to use enriched uranium in the submarine's reactor - whose prototype began to be built in 2021 by the Navy, in Iperó (São Paulo).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's claim to have a nuclear submarine, which has cost billions of reais in 43 years, now faces one of its biggest challenges: obtaining international approval for the use of the vessel's fuel, thus avoiding the risk of sanctions for fear of atomic proliferation.

On June 6, Brazil made a formal request to the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?