Iran Makes Sweeping Pledge of Cooperation to IAEA Before Board Meeting

March 5, 2023


Francois Murphy



Following a trip to Tehran, Rafael Grossi, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said that Iranian officials had pledged new cooperation in the agency's longstanding investigation into uranium particles found at undeclared sites in Iran. According to Grossi, Iran promised to give the IAEA access to information, locations, and people relevant to the investigation. Grossi also said that Iran agreed to allow the reinstallation of Agency cameras and other monitoring equipment that had been removed from declared sites in June 2022. However, a spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization later said that there had been no agreement regarding the cameras or access to individuals relevant to the IAEA investigation into undeclared sites.