Source: International Atomic Energy Agency – IAEA
The IAEA Board of Governors meeting at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)
The IAEA Board of Governors today adopted a resolution calling on the Islamic Republic of Iran to fully cooperate with the IAEA in implementing its NPT Safeguards Agreement and Additional Protocol and satisfy the IAEA’s requests without further delay. (NPT refers to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons).
The resolution, submitted by France, Germany and the United Kingdom, was adopted by a vote of 25 to 2 with 7 abstentions.
The resolution follows reports in March and June by the IAEA Director General describing the Agency’s efforts and interactions with Iran to clarify information relating to the correctness and completeness of Iran’s declarations under its Safeguards Agreement and Additional Protocol, including denial of access to two locations specified by the IAEA under the Additional Protocol and continued lack of clarification regarding Agency questions related to possible undeclared nuclear material and nuclear related activities in Iran.
The resolution stressed the importance of States complying fully with their safeguards obligations and facilitating access as required when notified by the IAEA. It emphasized the “essential and independent role” of the IAEA in verifying Iran’s compliance with its safeguards obligations to provide credible assurance of the exclusively peaceful nature of the country’s nuclear programme.