5 June 2024

With 20 votes in favour, two against and twelve abstentions, the IAEA Board of Governors adopted an E3-drafted resolution urging Iran to cooperate with the Agency over safeguards matters. The U.S. voted in favour, with its envoy noting: “This resolution should be a first step in a strategy aimed at achieving a sustainable, effective solution to Iran’s nuclear program that includes full cooperation with the IAEA, especially as we look ahead to October 2025, when the UN Security Council could close consideration of Iran’s nuclear issue under Security Council Resolution 2231. This will be a natural inflection point for the international community’s quest to make certain that Iran’s program remains exclusively peaceful”. Iran’s foreign ministry condemned the resolution as “a politically-motivated and unconstructive move”.

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