4 March 2024

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi told the Board of Governors that “Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium continues to increase, even though the level of uranium enriched up to 60 per cent has fallen slightly”, adding: “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. It is three years since Iran stopped provisionally applying its Additional Protocol”. Grossi further noted that “no progress in resolving the outstanding safeguards issues... Public statements made in Iran regarding its technical capabilities to produce nuclear weapons only increase my concerns about the correctness and completeness of Iran’s safeguards declarations”. He also raised concerns about Iran having “unilaterally stopped implementing the [March 2023] Joint Statement”, adding “that Iran has yet to reverse its decision to withdraw the designations for several experienced Agency inspectors”.

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