Update on IAEA Verification in Iran
31 October 2003 | IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei said today that the Agency's nuclear verification in Iran is making "good progress", with the next report going to the Board of Governors later in November.
"Last week we received what I was assured was a complete and accurate declaration of Iran's past nuclear activities. We immediately started an intensive verification process and are making good progress. Our inspectors are currently in Iran visiting sites, interviewing key personnel and taking samples with a view to verifying the accuracy and completeness of this declaration. Sometime towards the end of the second week of November, I will be issuing a report to the Board of Governors with the results at that time of this verification process. Further, I have been told to expect by next week a letter from the Iranian government accepting the terms of the Additional Protocol. When this happens, it will be a very positive step forward, particularly in terms of enabling us to effectively regulate all future nuclear activities in Iran."
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