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EU3 Draft resolution submitted to IAEA Board of Governors

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 11, IRNA
Iran-Nuclear-Draft Resolution
The draft resolution drawn up by the three European states of Germany, France and Britain was submitted to the UN watchdog on Wednesday.

According to a press release issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors on Thursday, the document is as following:
a) Recalling the resolutions adopted by the Board on November 29, 2004 (GOV/2004/90), September 18, 2004 (GOV/2004/79), June 18, 2004 (GOV/2004/49), March 13, 2004 (GOV/2004/21), November 26, 2003 (GOVOR.1072).

b) Recalling that in the resolution adopted on September 2004 (GOV/2004/79) the board considered it necessary to promote confidence that Iran immediately suspend all enrichment related activities, including the production of feed material through tests or production at the UCF.

c) Recalling that in its resolution adopted on November 29, 2004 (GOV/2004/90) the board noted with interest the agreement between Iran, France, Germany and Britain with the support of the high representative of EU, made public on November 15, 2004
(INFCIRC/673).

d) Reaffirming that, as underlined in the resolution adopted on November 29, 2004 (GOV/2004/90), the full and sustained
implementation of the suspension notified by Iran to the
director-general on November 14, as a further voluntary, non-legally binding confidence-building measure, to be verified by the agency is essential to addressing outstanding issues.

e) Noting that outstanding issues relating to Iran's nuclear program have yet to be resolved and that the agency is not yet in position to conclude that there are no undeclared unclear materials or activities in Iran.

f) Recognizing the right of states to the development and practical application of atomic energy for peaceful purposes, including the production of electric power, consistent with their treaty obligations with due consideration for the needs of developing countries.

g) Stressing the need for effective safeguards to prevent nuclear material being used for prohibited purposes, in
contravention of agreements and underlining the vital importance of effective safeguards for facilitating cooperation in the field of nuclear energy.

1. Expresses serious concern at the August 1, 2005 notification to the IAEA of Iran's decision to resume activities at the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) at the director-general's report that on August 8 Iran started to feed uranium ore concentrate into the first part of the process line at this facility and at the
director-general's report that on August 10 Iran removed seals on the process lines and the UF4 at this facility,
2. Underlines the importance of rectifying the situation resulting from the developments reported by the director-general and of allowing for the possibility of further discussions in relation to that situation,
3. Urges Iran to re-establish full suspension of all enrichment related activities including the production of feed material, through tests or production at the UCF, on the same voluntary basis as requested in previous board resolutions and to permit the director-general to re-instate the seals that have been remove at the facility,
4) Request the director-general to continue to monitor closely the situation and inform the board of any further developments as appropriate,
5) Requests the director-general to provide a comprehensive report on the implementation of Iran's NPT Safeguard Agreement and this resolution by September 3, 2005, and
6) Decides to remain seized of the matter.

2326/1412

 



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