E3 Statement at the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, March 2020, on the Agreement with Iran


E3 Statement at the IAEA Board of Governors, March 2020

Agenda Item: 6(e) NPT Safeguards Agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran

Thank you, Madam Chair.

1. I have the honor of speaking on behalf of France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

2. We would like to thank the Director General for his report contained in document GOV/2020/15 on the NPT Safeguards Agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

3. We commend the Director General and the Secretariat for their continued professional, technical and impartial work in verifying Iran's safeguards obligations. We welcome that the IAEA makes use of all safeguards relevant information, in line with standard practice, and we encourage it to continue to do so.

4. We note that the Agency has a number of unanswered questions related to possible undeclared nuclear material and nuclear-related activities and requested clarifications from Iran.

5. We express concern that Iran has neither provided access to the two locations as requested by the Agency nor has Iran offered other means to resolve the Agency’s questions.

6. We support the Agency's efforts to implement its mandate and commend the IAEA for continuing intensive dialogue with Iran on these issues at all appropriate levels.

7. We call upon Iran to cooperate fully with the Agency, including by providing clarifications as requested and prompt access to the locations indicated by the Agency.

8. We note that the Director General will continue to report to the Board of Governors as appropriate.

Thank you, Madam Chair.

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