Statement by Iran on Resumption of Research Activities to the IAEA Board of Governors (GOV/INF/2006/1)

January 3, 2006

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

The Secretariat of the Agency received on 3 January 2006 a Note Verbale of the same date from the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran in which Iran informed the Agency that “in benefiting full privilege and inalienable rights for research and development on nuclear energy as recognised in article 111 of the Agency Statute and article 1V of the NPT, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AFiOI) has decided to resume from 9 January 2006 those R&D on the peaceful 
nuclear energy programme which has been suspended as part of its expanded voluntary and non- legally binding suspension. The Agency is thus requested lo take necessary and timely preparation in this regard. It is to be noted that the said R&D will be conducted in accordance with Iran’s Safeguards Agreement with the IAEA.”