5 June 2023

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi told the Board of Governors that “Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium has risen by over a quarter in three months. This includes its stockpile of uranium enriched up to 20 per cent U-235, which is approaching half a ton, and its stockpile of high enriched uranium – enriched up to 60 per cent U-235 – which is well over 100kg”. He also reported on the “implementation of the Joint Statement of 4 March”, which he described as “a fraction of what we envisaged”, emphasising: “What needs to happen now is a sustained and uninterrupted process that leads to all the commitments contained in the Joint Statement being fulfilled without further delay”. Grossi further elaborated on his safeguards report and noted that “Iran has provided a possible explanation for the presence of depleted uranium in one part of the location known as Marivan… Our assessment for the location still stands and I reiterate that the remaining outstanding safeguards issues… still need to be resolved for the Agency to be in a position to provide assurance that Iran’s nuclear program is exclusively peaceful”.

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