IAEA Director General Raphael Grossi briefed the Board of Governors on the agency’s latest quarterly report on Iran’s JCPOA compliance, elaborating on “a number of notable developments related to Iran’s program over the past few months”. On the IAEA’s 21 February technical agreement with Iran, Grossi indicated that “it is to enable the Agency to resume its full verification and monitoring of Iran’s nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA if and when Iran resumes its implementation of those commitments”. He also presented a report on Iran’s safeguard obligations, indicating that “the presence of multiple uranium particles of anthropogenic origin, including isotopically altered particles, at a location which was not declared by Iran, is a clear indication that nuclear material and/or equipment contaminated by nuclear material has been present at this location”. “After eighteen months, Iran has not provided the necessary, full and technically credible explanation”, Grossi added, while noting: “with regard to three other locations, none of which was declared to the Agency, Iran has not answered any of the Agency’s questions relating to the possible presence at these locations of nuclear material”.
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