Introductory Statement to the Board of Governors by Director General Yukiya Amano (Excerpts)

November 20, 2014

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

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Implementation of Safeguards in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Madam Chairperson,

As my latest report on safeguards implementation in Iran shows, the Agency continues to verify the non-diversion of nuclear material declared by Iran under its Safeguards Agreement. But we are not in a position 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.

The Agency continues to undertake monitoring and verification in relation to the nuclear-related measures set out in the Joint Plan of Action. I hope that current talks in Vienna between Iran and the E3+3 countries will have a positive outcome.

Since my last report to the Board, Iran and the Agency have held technical meetings on two separate occasions in Tehran to discuss the two outstanding practical measures agreed in May in the third step of the Framework for Cooperation. Iran has not provided any explanations that enable the Agency to clarify the outstanding practical measures, nor has it proposed any new practical measures in the next step of the Framework for Cooperation, despite several requests from the Agency.

The Agency is ready to accelerate the resolution of all outstanding issues under the Framework for Cooperation. I call upon Iran to increase its cooperation with the Agency and to provide timely access to all relevant information, documentation, sites, material and personnel. Once the Agency has established an understanding of the whole picture concerning issues with possible military dimensions, I will present our assessment to the Board.


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