3 June 2024

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi told the Board of Governors that “Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium continues to increase, including that enriched up to 60 per cent. The Agency has lost continuity of knowledge in relation to the production and inventory of centrifuges, rotors and bellows, heavy water and uranium ore concentrate”. Grossi also noted “no progress in resolving the outstanding safeguards issues”, adding: “Further public statements made in Iran regarding its technical capabilities to produce nuclear weapons and possible changes to Iran’s nuclear doctrine only increase my concerns about the correctness and completeness of Iran’s safeguards declarations”. He further said: “I deeply regret that Iran has yet to reverse its decision to withdraw the designations for several experienced Agency inspectors. Nevertheless, I welcome Iran’s agreement that the [March 2023] Joint Statement continues to provide a framework for cooperation with the Agency and for addressing the outstanding issues”.

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