13 September 2023

The U.S. and 62 other countries, including the E3, jointly issued a statement at the IAEA Board of Governors meeting stressing “the urgent need for Iran to clarify and resolve [safeguards] issues in a manner satisfactory to the IAEA. Iran must provide technically credible answers to the IAEA, as required by its Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement”. They also urged Iran to clarify “the discrepancy in the amount of nuclear material verified by the Agency at the Esfahan Uranium Conversion Facility (originating from the Jabr Ibn Hayan Laboratories), compared to the amount declared… [and] implementation of modified Code 3.1 of the Subsidiary Arrangements to its Safeguards Agreement, including the provision of the required early design information”.

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