Statement by Director General Mohamed ElBaradei to the IAEA Board of Governors (Excerpts)

June 12, 2006

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Related Country: 

  • Iran

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Implementation of Safeguards in the Islamic Republic of Iran

The Board has before it a progress report regarding the implementation of safeguards in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The report makes it clear that the Agency has not made much progress in resolving outstanding verification issues. I would continue to urge Iran to provide the cooperation needed to resolve these issues.

I also welcome the recent efforts that aim to reach a comprehensive agreement that would address the need of the international community to establish confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear programme, while also simultaneously addressing Iran's security, technology and economic needs. I remain convinced that the way forward lies through dialogue and mutual accommodation among all concerned parties.

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