IAEA: a “reaction force for the good,” says Director General

IAEA: a “reaction force for the good,” says Director General



Mr Grossi stressed that, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the IAEA remained committed to verifying that nuclear material was not diverted from peaceful uses and continued to conduct its most time-sensitive verification work around the world. “More than a year ago when the world was closed, when air traffic was banned, when ports and airports were closed, we said we wouldn’t stop for a minute and we didn’t,” Grossi told delegates. “Despite this situation, we continued to inspect facilities around the world and there was no risk of proliferation due to the absence.” the IAEA inspectors. “

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Mr Grossi stressed that, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the IAEA remained committed to verifying that nuclear material was not diverted from peaceful uses and continued to conduct its most time-sensitive verification work around the world. “More than a year ago when the world was closed, when air traffic was banned, when ports and airports were closed, we said we wouldn’t stop for a minute and we didn’t,” Grossi told delegates. “Despite this situation, we continued to inspect facilities around the world and there was no risk of proliferation due to the absence.” the IAEA inspectors. “

He spoke of the “constructive talks” he had had in Tehran earlier this month and the joint statement. (Read more on this topic in this article.) Regarding the Safeguards Agreement of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) with Iran, he noted that there were still unresolved problems and reiterated “the requirement for Iran to address these problems without to clarify and resolve further delay ”. .

With grave concern over the continuation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) nuclear program, Mr Grossi urged the country to fully comply with its obligations under relevant UN Security Council resolutions and to work immediately with the IAEA to resolve any outstanding issues related to issues the full and effective implementation of its NPT Security Agreement. The IAEA monitors the country’s nuclear program, also known as North Korea, using open source information, including satellite imagery. The IAEA continues to maintain its increased readiness to play its essential role in the review of the DPRK’s nuclear program, Mr. Grossi said.

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