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Iran, the IAEA, and American Power I


According to footnote 3 (p. 2) of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s February 27, 2006 report to its Board of Governors on the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran (GOV/2006/15), this report constituted no less than the 17th written report in the current series, the very first report "on this matter" having been "provided by the Director General orally at the Board’s meeting on 17 March 2003" (GOV/OR.1062), the first written report to the Board (GOV/2003/40) having come next in the series, on June 6, 2003. 

Thus, sticking to the 17 written reports "on this matter" to the IAEA Board of Governors, the IAEA&undefined;s various investigations of the Iranian Government&undefined;s implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement (and clearly much more beyond this) have produced the following fairly exhaustive series (and please note that I am providing the weblinks to each of these documents wherever this is possible):

1. GOV/2003/40 (June 6, 2003) – 9
2. GOV/2003/63 (August 26, 2003) – 10
3. GOV/2003/75 (November 10, 2003) – 29   
4. GOV/2004/11 (February 24, 2004) – 13
5. GOV/2004/34 (June 1, 2004 [and Corrigendum 1, June 18 2004]) – 21
6. GOV/2004/60 (September 1, 2004) – 24
7. GOV/2004/83 (November 15, 2004) – 32
8. INFCIRC/648 (August 1, 2005) 
9. GOV/2005/61 (August 8, 2005) –
10. GOV/2005/62 (August 10, 2005) –
11. GOV/2005/67 (September 2, 2005) – 15
12. GOV/INF/2005/13 (November 2, 2005) –
13. 
GOV/2005/87 (November 18, 2005) – 5
14. GOV/INF/2006/1 (January 3, 2006) –
15. GOV/INF/2006/2 (January 10, 2006) –
16. GOV/INF/2006/3 (February 6, 2006) –
17.
GOV/2006/15 (February 27, 2006) – 11

Footnote 3 of the February 27 report also tells us that the "Deputy Director General for Safeguards made oral statements to the Board on 1 March 2005 (GOV/OR.1119), 16 June 2005 (GOV/OR.1130) and 2 February 2006."  So, adding the single oral statement by the Director General (GOV/OR.1062) to the three oral statements by the Deputy Director General, we know of at least four different oral statements before the IAEA Board, on top of the 17 written reports produced for it:

A) March 17, 2003 (GOV/OR.1062)
B) March 1, 2005 (GOV/OR.1119)
C) June 16, 2005 (GOV/OR.1130)
D) February 2, 2006

I also know of a very long and comprehensive document archived within the United Nations Bibliographic Information System (S/2006/80) in which the UN Secretary-General transmitted to the President of the Security Council “all IAEA reports and resolutions, as adopted, relating to the implementation of the Safeguards Agreement between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency in connection with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons…."

This document (to which I won&undefined;t hazard to give a title other than S/2006/80) very well may be the single best place to look for all of the most relevant documents bound together (some 216 pages in all)—including copies of IAEA Board of Governors’ resolutions on the Iranian nuclear program.  It contains the following set of enclosures:

- Update brief by the Deputy Director General for Safeguards dated 31 January 2006

- Report GOV/INF/2006/2 (January 10, 2006)
- Report GOV/INF/2006/1 (January, 3 2006)
- Report GOV/2005/87 (November 18, 2005)
- Report GOV/lNF/2005/13 (November 2, 2005)
- Report GOV/2005/67 (September 2, 2005)
- Report GOV/2005/62 (August 10, 2005)
- Extract (paras. 48-61) from meeting record GOV/OR.I 130  (June 16, 2005)
- Report GOV/2005/61 (August 8, 2005)
- Extract (paras. 102-121) from meeting record G0VIOR.I 119 (March 1, 2005)
- Report GOV/2004/83 (November 15, 2004)
- Report GOV/2004/60 (September 1, 2004)
- Report GOV/2004/34/Corr.l   (June 18, 2004)
- ReportGOV/2004/34 (June 1, 2004)
- Report GOV/2004/11 (February 24, 2004)
- Report GOV/2003/75 (November 10, 2003)
- Report GOV/2003/63 (August 26, 2003)
- ReportGOV/2003/40  (June 6, 2003)
- Extract (para. 24) from meeting record GOV/OR.1062  (March 17, 2003)

- Resolution GOV/2006/14 (February 4, 2006)
- Result of roll-call vote taken on February 4, 2006 on draft resolution GOV/ZO06/12/Rev.l
- Resolution GOV/2005/77 (September 24, 2005)
- Result of roll-call vote taken on September 24, 2005 on draft resolution GOV/2005/76
- Resolution GOV/2005/64 (August 11, 2005)
- Information circular INFCIRC/648 (August 1, 2005)
- Resolution GOV/2004/79 (September 18, 2004)
- Resolution GOVI2004190 (November 29, 2004)
- Resolution GOV/2004/49 (June 18, 2004)
- Resolution GOV/2004/21 (March 13, 2004) 
- Resolution GOV/2003/81 (November 26, 2003)
- Resolution GOV/2003/69 (September 12, 2003)
- Extract (paras . 52-58) from meeting record GOV/OR.1072  (June 19, 2003)



Last, of course, is the webpage that the IAEA devotes to its work on the Iranian nuclear program, another valuable resource for original material:

In Focus: IAEA and Iran   

Anybody concerned with resisting and even countering the American-driven sense of "crisis" that attends the Iranian nuclear program—but a "crisis" largely because the Americans have insisted on treating it as one for so long, that much of the world mistakenly believes so—needs to keep sources such as these at hand.

Presidential Statement on Iran (S/PRST/2006/15), UN Security Council, March 29, 2006

Press Conference by the Islamic Republic of Iran&undefined;s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (not a verbatim record), March 29, 2006

Presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Homepage)

Islamic Republic News Agency (Homepage) 

Iranian Students News Agency (Homepage)

 

 

 

 

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