Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, held meetings in Vienna, Austria, today with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials responsible for monitoring and verifying Iran’s nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
In her meetings with IAEA experts from the Office for Safeguards Verification in Iran, Ambassador Haley conveyed the United States’ appreciation for the experienced inspectors and analysts conducting the vital monitoring and verification of nuclear-related activities in Iran. They discussed the importance of robust and sustained efforts by the IAEA to fulfill its monitoring role in Iran. Ambassador Haley noted that access to facilities in Iran would be crucial to fulfilling this mandate, including obtaining access to any locations in Iran where the IAEA has information regarding activities related to the JCPOA. She reiterated U.S. appreciation for the IAEA’s work and the United States’ determination to ensure that the IAEA has the resources it needs to carry out the full range of its authorities for robust verification of nuclear-related activities in Iran. Ambassador Haley also received a tour of IAEA facilities to view an array of specialized safeguards equipment currently being used on the ground in Iran.
Ambassador Haley also met with staff from the United States Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna and thanked them for the critical role they play in representing U.S. interests at the IAEA.