Press Release: Ambassador Haley on IAEA Inspections

September 28, 2017

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

As reported in Reuters, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano confirmed that the IAEA seeks more clarification on inspection and verification of “Section T” of the JCPOA, the provision that bans activities that could contribute to the design and development of a nuclear explosive device. In response to reporting that Russia does not believe these inspections are within the mandate of the IAEA, Ambassador Haley made the following statement:

“If the Iran nuclear deal is to have any meaning, the parties must have a common understanding of its terms. Iranian officials have already said they will refuse to allow inspections at military sites, even though the IAEA‎ says there must be no distinction between military and non-military sites. Now it appears that some countries are attempting to shield Iran from even more inspections. Without inspections, the Iran deal is an empty promise.”