IAEA Board of Governors Meeting: 8 June 2016
Statement by HE Mr David Stuart, Resident Representative to the IAEA
Item 7: Verification and Monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015)
The Australian delegation thanks the Director General for his 27 May report (GOV2016/23) entitled, ‘Verification and Monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015)’.
The Director General advises in the report that activities being carried out in Iran are within the scope agreed under the E3/EU+3-Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
We welcome the inclusion of some additional statistical information in the report, and during the Technical Briefing, which is highly appreciated and in keeping with the clear expectation of the Board - including its resolution of 15 December - for transparency on Iran’s implementation of its commitments under the JCPOA.
The Director General’s reports will help build and maintain the trust of the Board, and of Member States more generally, that the JCPOA is being faithfully implemented. They should demonstrate the continuing attention of the parties to their commitments. In our view, they should provide enough information to build confidence and follow the record of implementation of the JCPOA over many years.
We have come a long way in the last few years; all sides have worked hard to build trust to the point where we have the prospect of implementing the JCPOA fully. This is in our collective interest.
Australia supports the public release of the Director General’s report GOV/INF/2016/23.