Statement by U.S. Ambassador Kenneth C. Brill to the IAEA Board of Governors on the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in Iran

September 8, 2003

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

My delegation welcomes and takes note of the Director General's August 26 report on the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The report sets out important information both on Iran's nuclear program and on the nature of its responses to the Agency's efforts to achieve a coherent picture of that program. I regret to say that my delegation found the August 26 report less effectively organized and less clear in some respects in stating the results of its analysis than was the June 6 report. But it nonetheless made plain that - after an additional two months of intensive work - the unanswered questions have only grown in both number and significance. The Director General's introductory statement to the Board on Monday confirmed the need for "much urgent and essential work" to bring all outstanding issues to a definitive conclusion.