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11/16/07

IAEA chief says Iran response supports documentation

Vienna, Nov 15, IRNA - IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei said that the agency received written answers to the questions supporting documentation and interview with officials involved in the P-1 and P-2 uranium enrichment program.

The agency continued discussions with the Iranian authorities on the centrifuge enrichment program, Iran provided additional supporting documentation and written amplification and the agency held discussions and interviews with the Iranian officials in nuclear activities in the 1980s and 1990s.

On November 5-12, 2007, Iran provided in writing its response to the agency's questions about the P-1 and P-2 uranium enrichment program, it said.

ElBaradei urged Iran to implement the Additional Protocol at the earliest possible date.

He said in his report that Iran's active cooperation and full transparency are indispensable for full and prompt implementation of the work plan.

"Iran needs to continue to build confidence about scope and nature of its present program. Confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program requires that the Agency be able to provide assurances not only regarding declared nuclear material, but, equally importantly, regarding the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran."

He said that although the Agency has no concrete information, other than the addressed through the work plan, about possible current undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran, the Agency is not in a position to provide credible assurances about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran without full implementation of the Additional Protocol.

This is especially important in the light of Iran's undeclared activities for almost two decades and the need to restore confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of its nuclear program.

Therefore, the Director-General again urges Iran to implement the Additional Protocol at the earliest possible date.

IAEA verifies non-diversion of declared nuclear material in Iran

IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei says his agency has been able to verify the "non-diversion of declared nuclear material in Iran."

"Iran has provided the Agency with access to declared nuclear material, and has provided the required nuclear material accountancy eports in connection with declared nuclear material and activities," ElBaradei said in his report to the IAEA Governing Board.

The report said that the agency received written answers to the questions supporting documentation and interview with officials involved in the P-1 and P-2 uranium enrichment program.

The agency continued discussions with the Iranian authorities on the centrifuge enrichment program, Iran provided additional supporting documentation and written amplification and the agency held discussions and interviews with the Iranian officials in nuclear activities in the 1980s and 1990s.

On November 5-12, 2007, Iran provided in writing its response to the agency's questions about the P-1 and P-2 uranium enrichment program, it said.

ElBaradei said in his latest report that Iran has accomplished installtion of 3,000 centrifuges and injected UF6 to all centrifuges.

ElBaradei said that Iran has provided sufficient access to individuals and has responded in a timely manner to questions and provided clarifications and amplifications on issues raised in the context of he work plan.

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