IAEA Director General's Introductory Statement to the Board of Governors (Excerpts)

November 22, 2018

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Madam Chairperson,

Let me begin by thanking Member States for their continuing strong support for the Agency's technical cooperation activities, as expressed during the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee meeting this week.

We are nearing the end of the first year of the 2018–2019 TC programme cycle. Delivery of the TC programme has made good progress.


Verification and Monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Madam Chairperson,

My report on Verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of United Nations Security Council resolution 2231 (2015) covers relevant activities of the Agency in that country in the last few months.

Iran is implementing its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. It is essential that Iran continues to fully implement those commitments.

The Agency continues to verify the non-diversion of nuclear material declared by Iran under its Safeguards Agreement. Evaluations regarding the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran continue.