The Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi welcomed the agreement between the agency and Iran, hoping it will reinforce cooperation and enhance mutual trust.

Iran PressEurope: Rafael Grossi made the remarks on Monday, September 14, 2020, at the beginning of the Board of Governors’ meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

“My report on Verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 covers our activities in the last few months in verifying and monitoring Iran’s implementation of its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action," Grossi said.

The IAEA head added the agency continues to verify the non-diversion of nuclear material declared by Iran under its Safeguards Agreement.

“Evaluations regarding the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities for Iran continue," he noted.

The official further referred to his previous report entitled NPT Safeguards Agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran, saying: “It describes the agency’s efforts to clarify questions relating to the correctness and completeness of Iran’s declarations under its Safeguards Agreement and Additional Protocol."

Grossi pointed to his discussions in Tehran with President Rouhani and other senior officials last month, saying the talks were “aimed at making concrete progress in addressing the agency’s outstanding questions, and in particular at resolving the issue of access to two locations in Iran.”

“We reached an agreement on the resolution of the safeguards implementation issues raised by the agency,” he said. “The agency subsequently conducted complimentary access, under the Additional Protocol, at one of the two locations specified by us. Our inspectors took environmental samples which will be analyzed. Complimentary access at the second specified location will take place later this month.”

“I welcome the agreement between the agency and Iran, which I hope will reinforce cooperation and enhance mutual trust,” the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency concluded.

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