U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on Iran Resolution

February 4, 2006

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Related Country: 

  • Iran

My government is pleased to have joined an overwhelming majority of Board members in signaling to Iran through adoption of this resolution the Board’s firm determination that Iran must meet its nonproliferation obligations. 

The Board’s September 24, 2005 resolution found Iran in noncompliance with its safeguards obligations pursuant to Article XII.C.

That resolution also found that pursuant to Article III.B.4, Iran’s nuclear program raises questions that fall within the competence of the UNSC. 

At that time and again in November, we deferred reporting Iran to the Council to give Iran yet another opportunity to choose diplomacy over confrontation.