Statement by the European Union to the IAEA Board of Governors on the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in Iran

September 8, 2003

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

1) I am speaking on behalf of the European Union. The Acceding Countries Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia, the Associated Countries Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey associate themselves with this statement.

2) The new report of the Director General on Iran, contained in document GOV/2003/63 of 26th August 2003, reaffirms the relevant questions already outlined in the previous report in document GOV/2003/40 of 6th June 2003. While we acknowledge the Director General's statement that Iran has recently demonstrated an increased degree of co-operation, there are questions which remain largely unresolved and that add further reason for concern, from a non-proliferation point of view.