February 22, 2012. The IAEA team of experts is returning from Iran. Sustained efforts have been made to reach agreement on a document facilitating the resolution of unresolved issues concerning Iran`s nuclear program. Press release 15 June 2020. Despite the lockdown, the IAEA is continuing the nuclear review and supporting countries fighting COVID-19 in the largest operation of all time, said the Director General of the Agency`s Board of Directors. In his statement to the Agency`s Board of Governors on the implementation of security measures in Iran, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said: “I note with deep concern that Iran has been denying us access to two sites for more than four months and that it has not had substantive discussions for nearly a year to clarify our questions regarding possible nuclear and undeclared nuclear activities. This undermines the Agency`s ability to resolve problems and credibly ensure that there are no undeclared or undeclared nuclear materials at these sites in Iran. I call on Iran to cooperate without delay and without reservation with the Agency, including by quickly accessing the sites we have defined. History | Statement by Director General | Photo Gallery: Board of Governors | Media Advice, June 15, 2020 | The IAEA Board Report, June 5, 2020 Modified Code 3.1 requires countries to submit information on the design of new nuclear facilities to the IAEA as soon as the decision to build or approve the facility is made. The amended Code 3.1 was introduced in the early 1990s to replace the 1976 code, which required only states to notify the IAEA of the new facilities no later than 180 days after work began. States applying the amended Code 3.1 give the IAEA additional time to respond to a state`s extension of their nuclear program and adapt protection arrangements if necessary. The IAEA and Canada concluded the first safeguard agreement in 1959, and in 1961 the IAEA Board of Governors approved a document out of the principles of protection. Since 1961, the scope and application of safeguards have changed.
If the IAEA draws a broader conclusion for a state, it can put in place “integrated security measures” tailored to each state. As a result, the resulting security measures will be less cumbersome and less costly for the state. The IAEA will continue to address Iran`s security concerns by protecting all confidential information, in accordance with IAEA status, relevant CSA and PA provisions, and the IAEA`s privacy system, standards and procedures.