12 September 2022

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi told the Board of Governors that since February 2021, JCPOA-related nuclear monitoring and verification activities “have been seriously affected by Iran’s decision to stop the implementation of those commitments, including its commitments under the Additional Protocol”, and noted “considerable challenges… in order to confirm the consistency of the situation” even if the deal were restored. Grossi also presented his reports on the Agency’s safeguards investigations in Iran and maintained: “Iran has not engaged with the Agency… Therefore, all of these safeguards issues remain outstanding”.  Stressing the need for Iran to provide  “technically credible explanations”, he added: “Because it has not yet done so, the Agency is not in a position to provide assurance that Iran’s nuclear program is exclusively peaceful”.

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