IAEA Director General Grossi told the Board of Governors that “Iran’s failure to respond to the Agency’s requests for access to its monitoring equipment was seriously compromising the Agency’s technical capability to maintain continuity of knowledge… The Agency’s confidence that it could maintain continuity of knowledge had been declining over time and had recently significantly further declined. This confidence could continue to decline unless the situation were immediately rectified by Iran”. Grossi further expressed concern that “after some two years, the safeguards issues… in relation to the four locations in Iran not declared to the Agency, remain unresolved”. He also reported on “constructive discussions” on his trip to Iran a day earlier, and expressed hope that “through a direct, cooperative and productive dialogue with the new Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran these urgent matters can be addressed”.
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