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Chronology of Key Events

(January - December 2007)

DECEMBER 2007

4 December, Tuesday. IAEA Chief on New U.S. Intelligence Estimate on Iran. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei received with great interest the new U.S. National Intelligence Estimate about Iran´s nuclear program which concludes that there has been no on-going nuclear weapons program in Iran since the fall of 2003. Press Release

NOVEMBER 2007

15, Thursday. Report on Iran Safeguards Sent to IAEA Board. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei has circulated his latest report to the upcoming meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors on the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions 1737 (2006) and 1747 (2007) in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Full Story | SC Resolution 1747 (2007) | SC Resolution 1737 (2006) | IAEA Board Report

OCTOBER 2007

28, Sunday. Director General Interview with CNN. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei spoke with Washington Posts' Lally Weymouth about nuclear activities in Iran. Interview, CNN

SEPTEMBER 2007

12, Wednesday. IAEA Board Considers Safeguards Implementation in Iran. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei talked to media representatives about the Board of Governors´ consideration of safeguards implementation in Iran. The Board derestricted the latest report on Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions 1737 (2006) and 1747 (2007) in the Islamic Republic of Iran submitted by Dr. ElBaradei. Full Story | Press Briefing: Video | Press Briefing: Audio | IAEA Board Report and Corrigendum, 30 August 2007 | SC Resolution 1747 (2007) | SC Resolution 1737 (2006)

AUGUST 2007

30, Thursday. Report on Iran Safeguards Sent to IAEA Board. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei has circulated his latest report to the upcoming meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors on the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The report covers developments since Dr. ElBaradei´s report of 23 May 2007. Full Story | IAEA Board Report and Corrigendum | IAEA-Iran Workplan Released (Update from 27 August) | IAEA-Iran Workplan (INFCIRC/711), 27 August 2007

27, Monday. Workplan to Resolve Outstanding Issues Released. The Islamic Repulic of Iran today requested the IAEA Secretariat to release the text of a work plan agreed between Iran and the IAEA titled Understandings of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the IAEA on the Modalities of Resolution of the Outstanding Issues. Full Story (Updated 30 August) | IAEA-Iran Workplan (INFCIRC/711)

JULY 2007

25, Wednesday. 25 July 2007 | IAEA - Iran: Arak Visit Announced. IAEA inspectors will visit Iran´s Arak reactor early next week and more talks are planned for August. Full Story | Press Briefing

13, Friday. IAEA Team Returns from Tehran Meetings on Iran´s Nuclear Programme. Following the June 2007 meeting between Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, IAEA Director General, and Dr. Ali Larijani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, an Agency delegation, headed by Mr. Olli Heinonen, Deputy Director General for Safeguards, visited Iran from 11 - 12 July 2007. Full Story | Press Release

9, Monday. Director General Briefs Press on Iran and Other Issues. IAEA Inspectors will return to monitor and verify the shutdown of the Yongbyon nuclear facilities in the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea, after a report outlining the modalities reached between the Agency and the DPRK was approved by the IAEA Board of Governors meeting in Vienna, Austria. Full Story

JUNE 2007

25, Monday. IAEA Chief, Iran´s Larijani Hold Second Meeting. Dr. Ali Larijani, Secretary of Iran´s Supreme National Security Council, flew to Vienna Sunday evening, 24 June, to hold another meeting with Director General Mohamed ElBaradei. Press Release

22, Friday. IAEA and Iran Agree to Start Drafting "Work Plan". Iran and the IAEA could soom start work on drafting a plan of action that will address all outstanding issues regarding Iran´s nuclear programme. Full Story

14, Thursday. Director General Briefs Press on Iran´s Nuclear Programme. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei spoke to the press about Iran´s nuclear programme, saying the next few months were "crucial" and that "diplomacy and negotiation" provided the only durable solution. The IAEA Board derestricted the latest report on the implementation of safeguards and relevant provisions of Security Council Resolutions in Iran submitted by Dr. ElBaradei. Full Story | Audio: DG Speaks on Iran | IAEA Board Report, 23 May 2007 [pdf] | SC Resolutions: 1747 (2007); 1737 (2006); 1696 (2006) [pdf]

MAY 2007

23, Wednesday. Report on Iran Safeguards Sent to IAEA Board, Security Council. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei has circulated his latest report to the upcoming meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors on the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Full Story | IAEA Board Report [pdf]

MARCH 2007

24, Saturday. UN Security Council Adopts Resolution on Iran. The UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1747 on 24 March 2007. As reported by the UN press office, the resolution imposes further sanctions on Iran and reaffirms that Iran must take the steps required by the IAEA Board. UNSG Urges Compliance | SC Resolution 1747 (2007) [pdf] | IAEA Board Report, 22 February 2007 [pdf] | IAEA Board Report, 9 February 2007 [pdf]

5, Monday. Director General Briefs Press On Iran. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei spoke to the press about Iran´s nuclear programme and his visit to the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK/North Korea) next week, following the opening of the Agency´s Board of Governors meeting in Vienna. Full Story

FEBRUARY 2007

22, Thursday. Report on Iran Safeguards Sent to IAEA Board, Security Council. IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei has circulated his latest report to the upcoming meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors on the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolution 1737 (2006) in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Full Story | Press Release | Security Council Report [pdf] | IAEA Board Report [pdf]

9, Friday. Director General Reports to IAEA Board on Technical Cooperation with Iran. IAEA Director General ElBaradei today circulated a report to the Agency´s Board of Governors on cooperation between Iran and the IAEA in light of UN Security Council Resolution 1737. The 35-member Board will consider the report at its next meetings beginning in Vienna 5 March. The report´s circulation is restricted and unless the IAEA Board decides otherwise it cannot be released to the public. IAEA Board Report [pdf] | IAEA Board of Governors

JANUARY 2007

22, Monday. Statement by IAEA Spokesperson, Melissa Fleming on Iran. Details of inspector designation is a confidential matter between the IAEA and the country concerned. Press Release