U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic

Thank you Madam Chair, The United States thanks Director General Amano for his update and for his continued commitment to ensuring that all outstanding questions regarding Syria’s ongoing safeguards noncompliance are fully addressed. We applaud the DG and Secretariat for their unwavering professionalism in implementing the Agency’s safeguards responsibilities in Syria, despite more than a ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Thank you, Madam Chair. Since the historic June summit in Singapore between President Trump and Chairman Kim, the United States has been ready to engage the DPRK in the necessary negotiations to achieve the goals set forth in Singapore, including the final, fully verified denuclearization of DPRK. We have approached the DPRK in seriousness and ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Verification and Monitoring in Iran

Madam Chair, The United States welcomes the Director General’s November 12th report on verification and monitoring in Iran. We once again extend our appreciation to the Director General, the Deputy Director General for Safeguards, and their staff for their continued professionalism and dedication in carrying out their responsibilities in Iran. The Secretariat can continue to ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Report of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee 2018

Madam Chair, I would like to extend my appreciation to the Friends of the Rapporteur for their work in preparing this year’s Report of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee (TACC) for the Board’s approval. The United States appreciated the opportunity to serve as Rapporteur on behalf of the North America Group, and we would ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic

Chair, The United States thanks the Director General for his latest report on the implementation of safeguards in Syria, and for the Secretariat’s continued professionalism in addressing Syria’s longstanding safeguards noncompliance in the face of persistent obstruction by the Assad regime and its patrons.
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Since this Board last convened, the international community has had reason for cautious optimism concerning the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK, as agreed to by Chairman Kim. The summit meetings between the United States and the DPRK, and the Republic of Korea and the DPRK, opened up new possibilities for a diplomatic resolution ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Implementation of State-level Safeguards Approaches for States under Integrated Safeguards

The United States welcomes the Director General’s clear and concise report on the Implementation of State-level Safeguards Approaches for States under Integrated Safeguards – Experience Gained and Lessons Learned (GOV/2018/20), as well as the Secretariat’s technical briefing for Member States last month on this same matter.  The Director General’s report fully responds to the request ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Verification and Monitoring in Iran

The United States welcomes the Director General’s August 30 report on verification and monitoring in Iran. We once again extend our appreciation to the Director General, the Deputy Director General for Safeguards, and their staff, for their continued professionalism and dedication in carrying out their responsibilities in Iran. The Director General’s thorough and professional reporting ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Strengthening the Agency’s Activities related to Nuclear Science, Technology, and Applications

The United States thanks the Secretariat for its useful report on the IAEA’s activities related to nuclear science, technology, and applications in 2017. We look forward to the November 2018 Nuclear Science and Technology Ministerial Conference, an event that will allow the Agency to highlight the successes mentioned in the DG’s report and to identify ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Nuclear Security

The IAEA’s Division of Nuclear Security continues to provide critical assistance to Member States and plays a central role in coordinating international efforts to strengthen nuclear security worldwide. The 2018 Nuclear Security Report clearly demonstrates how much work one division can accomplish in assisting Member States to access the many benefits of peaceful uses of ...
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U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors: Measures to Strengthen International Cooperation in Nuclear, Radiation, Transport & Waste Safety

The United States takes this opportunity to thank the Director General and the Secretariat for the Agency’s accomplishments in the field of nuclear safety.  We endorse the Secretariat’s recommendation that the Board of Governors consider and take note of this report.
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