IAEA Board of Governors meeting kicks off in Vienna

IRNA – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors meeting started today.

The meeting started with a speech by Director General of the IAEA Yukiya Amano.

The meeting is to discuss various issues like the latest report on Iran nuclear deal known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Reinforcing international cooperation on nuclear issues, radiation, transportation and security of nuclear materials, safeguards implementation in North Korea, implementation of safeguards agreements in Syria and using IAEA safeguards in the Middle East are among topics to be discussed during the meeting.

The International Atomic Energy Agency in its 8th seasonal report, once again verified Iran’s commitment to the JCPOA.

On 16 May 2017, the Agency verified that the HWPP was shut down. In a letter dated June 11, 2017, Iran informed the Agency that the operator of the HWPP intended to “start up” the plant on June 17, 2017. On August 7, 2017, the Agency verified that the plant was in operation and that Iran’s stock of heavy water was 111.0 metric tonnes,’ IAEA report reads.

‘Iran has continued the enrichment of UF6 at FEP.16 Iran has not enriched uranium above 3.67%
U-235 (para. 28).’

Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi had earlier said that the entity’s new report on Iran’s compliance with nuclear deal reveals that the US officials’ rhetoric and media hype has not impacted its verification activities and reporting on the case.