Statement by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano (Excerpts)

June 4, 2012

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

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Implementation of Safeguards in Islamic Republic of Iran

I will now turn to my report on Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran. In an effort to intensify dialogue with Iran, as requested by the Board, I had meetings with senior officials in Tehran on 21 May 2012 on a number of issues of mutual interest, including the clarification of issues relating to possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear programme. During these meetings, Iran and the Agency decided to agree on a Structured Approach document. I was assured that agreement on the structured approach would be expedited and that the remaining differences between Iran and the Agency would not be an obstacle to reaching agreement.

I wish to inform the Board that a meeting between Iran and the Agency has been scheduled for 8 June in Vienna. I invite Iran to sign and implement the Structured Approach document as soon as possible and to provide early access to the Parchin site.

The Agency continues to verify the non-diversion of nuclear material declared by Iran under its Safeguards Agreement. However, Iran is not providing the necessary cooperation to enable the Agency to provide credible assurance about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran, and therefore to conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities. I urge Iran to take steps towards the full implementation of all relevant obligations in order to establish international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of its nuclear programme.

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