No evidence of diversion in Iran’s nuclear program: IAEA

March 8, 2016

The International Atomic Energy Agency has said “no evidence of diversion” has been seen in Iran’s nuclear program.

In a report published on Monday, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said “Additional Protocol has been provisionally implemented in Iran since January 16”, the date that July 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major powers went into force.

Following is excerpt of Amano’s report:

You have received my first report on Verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of United Nations Security Council resolution 2231 (2015).

The Agency has found no indication of the diversion of declared nuclear material from peaceful nuclear activities in Iran. Iran’s Additional Protocol has been provisionally implemented since January 16th, 2016.

The Agency was requested by both the Board of Governors and the Security Council to undertake verification and monitoring of Iran’s nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA, and to report to the Board and, in parallel, to the Security Council.

Implementation of the JCPOA has just started. Iran has to implement its commitments under the JCPOA for many years to come, and the Agency has to verify, monitor and report on its implementation.

I will continue to report in an objective and factual manner, including details which the Agency considers necessary to meet our responsibilities under Security Council Resolution 2231 and the Board resolution of December 2015.

I established a new Office of Safeguards Verification in Iran in the Department of Safeguards on March 1st