MEDIA NOTE: Statement by the U.S. Mission Spokesperson following the July 25 IAEA Board of Governors Meeting

Statement by the U.S. Mission Spokesperson following the July 25 IAEA Board of Governors Meeting Vienna, Austria July 25, 2019   The International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors met today in Vienna to pay tribute to the Agency’s late Director General Yukiya Amano and discuss procedures for the appointment of the next Director General.  ...
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MEDIA NOTE: Statement by the U.S. Mission Spokesperson on Special IAEA Board of Governors Meeting on Iran

Statement by the U.S. Mission Spokesperson on the Special IAEA Board of Governors Meeting Agenda Item 1: Verification and Monitoring in Iran in light of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015) July 10, 2019 Vienna, Austria FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In the past ten days, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano twice ...
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Special IAEA Board of Governors Meeting on Iran: U.S. Statement

U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on Verification and Monitoring in Iran As delivered by Ambassador Jackie Wolcott Vienna, July 10, 2019   Thank you, Madam Chair. The United States appreciates your efforts to convene this special meeting of the Board of Governors today. The United States called for this important meeting in ...
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IAEA BoG – U.S. Statement on Other Items of Business

U.S. Consolidated Statement on Agenda Item 10: Any Other Business As delivered by Alternate Permanent Representative Keith Anderton Vienna, June 12, 2019   Thank you Madam Chair, The United States welcomes the decisions of this year’s NPT Preparatory Committee meeting, which should lay the groundwork for a successful Review Conference next year.  To that end, ...
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IAEA BoG – U.S. Statement on Implementation of NPT safeguards in Syria

U.S. Statement on Agenda Item 6(c): Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic As delivered by Ambassador Jackie Wolcott Vienna, June 12, 2019   Thank you Madam Chair, We thank the DG for his update and for his commitment to resolving Syria’s safeguards noncompliance.  We applaud the DG and the Department ...
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IAEA BoG – Join Statement on behalf of the Group of Friends for Women in Nuclear

Join Statement under Agenda Item 10 on behalf of the Group of Friends for Women in Nuclear As prepared for delivery by HE Dr Brendon Hammer, Resident Representative of Australia to the IAEA Vienna, June 12, 2019   Thank you, Chair Australia – as Co-Chair – is pleased to deliver this statement on behalf of ...
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IAEA BoG – U.S. Statement on DPRK Safeguards

U.S. Statement on Agenda Item 6(b): Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea As delivered by Ambassador Jackie Wolcott Vienna, June 12, 2019 Thank you, Madam Chair. Since committing to work towards complete denuclearization at the June 2018 Singapore summit, the DPRK has yet to take significant, concrete steps to demonstrate that ...
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IAEA BoG – U.S. Statement on Verification and Monitoring in Iran

U.S. Statement to the IAEA Board of Governors on Agenda Item 5: Verification and Monitoring in Iran As delivered by U.S. Ambassador Jackie Wolcott Vienna, June 11, 2019   Madam Chair, The United States welcomes the Director General’s May 31 report on verification and monitoring in Iran. We once again extend our appreciation to the ...
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IAEA BoG – U.S. Statement on Strengthening the Agency’s Technical Cooperation Activities: Technical Cooperation Report for 2018

Statement on Agenda Item 3:  Strengthening the Agency’s Technical Cooperation Activities: Technical Cooperation Report for 2018. U.S. Statement as delivered by Alternate Permanent Representative Keith Anderton Vienna, June 10, 2019   Thank you, Madam Chair, The United States thanks the IAEA for preparing the Technical Cooperation Report for 2018, which provides useful examples of how ...
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IAEA Board of Governors: U.S. Statement on the Annual Report for 2018

Statement under Agenda Item 2: The Annual Report for 2018 As delivered by U.S. Alternate Permanent Representative Keith Anderton Vienna, June 10, 2019 Thank you, Madam Chair, The Annual Report for 2018, as drafted, is an effective instrument to showcase how the IAEA benefits countries around the world. I will highlight just a few areas ...
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U.S. on the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic at the IAEA BoG, Agenda Item 5(d)

Statement under Agenda Item 5(d): Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic.
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U.S. on Nuclear Safety at the IAEA BoG, Agenda Item 2(a) & (b)

Statement under Agenda Item 2(a) and (b): Strengthening the Agency’s Activities Related to Nuclear, Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety: Nuclear Safety Review 2018 and Draft Safety Requirements: Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material 2018 Edition.
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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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