Iran Atomic Inspections Continued at a Record Pace Last Year

May 5, 2020


Jonathan Tirone



According to an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safeguards Implementation Report covering inspections in 2019, IAEA staff spent 1,103 person-days on the ground in Iran completing over 400 inspections. The Agency also conducted 33 "complementary access" or surprise visits to sites in Iran. On-site inspections were bolstered by current and historical satellite imagery, which the report described as "extensive and timely." The IAEA has 269 monitors and analysts focused on Iran.