Safeguard Agreement Iaea Iran

Following intensive bilateral consultations, Iran and the IAEA have reached agreement in good faith on the resolution of the issues identified by the IAEA concerning the implementation of safeguard measures. In this context, Iran gives the IAEA voluntary access to the two sites defined by the IAEA and facilitates IAEA verification activities to resolve these problems. Dates for access to iaea and verification activities have been agreed. IAEA verification activities are conducted in accordance with the CFS and PA, as well as IAEA standard verification practices, implemented on an equal basis and without discrimination for all States with CSAs and P.-Cs. In the context of the board of governors meeting of 15 Resolution GOV/2015/72, adopted on 12 December 2015, recognizes that, in the implementation of precautionary measures, these issues relate exclusively to nuclear material and activities subject to CFS and PA safeguards. The Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) closed a chapter of its months-long investigation into Iran`s alleged nuclear program and on November 26 adopted a resolution condemning Iran`s continued covert nuclear activities in violation of its IAEA security agreement. The resolution follows a November 10 report detailing Iran`s actions. The resolution was finalized after a lengthy debate on the appropriate wording to condemn Tehran`s behavior. A State Department official said Arms Control Today on Nov. 21, the United States, along with countries like Australia and Canada, felt that a draft resolution drafted by several European countries was too weak in their criticism of Iran. Washington originally wanted the resolution to state that Iran was not required to abide by its safeguard agreement, which would have forced the board to refer the matter to the UN Security Council. ==Official said several countries, including Germany, had assured Iran that the issue would be dealt with exclusively by the IAEA.

As a result, the U.S. has cooperated with other board members to develop alternative language, to make it clear that Iran has violated its guarantee agreement. The resolution notes with “concern” that Iran has demonstrated a “pattern of concealment that leads to breaches of security obligations.” It also includes a “trigger mechanism” — a key U.S. requirement — that requires the board to meet immediately to consider any options at its disposal if “other serious Iranian failures are revealed.” Such measures could include referral to the Security Council. . . .