Statement of IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano (Excerpts)

December 2, 2010

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

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Islamic Republic of Iran

"As my report on the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran again makes clear, the Agency continues to verify the non-diversion of declared nuclear material in Iran, but Iran has not provided the necessary cooperation to permit the Agency to confirm that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities.

Iran is not implementing the requirements contained in the relevant resolutions of the Board of Governors and the Security Council, including implementation of the Additional Protocol, which are essential to building confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran´s nuclear programme. In particular, the Agency needs Iran´s cooperation in clarifying outstanding issues which give rise to concerns about possible military dimensions to its nuclear programme, including by providing access to all sites, equipment, persons and documents requested by the Agency.

I request Iran to take steps towards the full implementation of its Safeguards Agreement and its other obligations.

I would also like to welcome the forthcoming meeting between Iran and the EU 3 + 3 scheduled for next week in Geneva."

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