IAEA Board of Governors Resolution on Iran Reflects World Opinion

The United States of America today welcomed the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors Resolution on Iran.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today said the world has sent a clear and unified message to Tehran that it is deeply troubled by the evidence revealed in last week’s report by Director General Amano.

“This report supplied the clearest confirmation of what the United States has long believed – that, despite its constant denials, Iran’s government has pursued technologies and equipment that could only be applied to a nuclear weapons program.”

– Ms. Clinton

She noted that Iran has said that it seeks nuclear power solely for peaceful purposes. However, the Director General’s report and today’s action by the IAEA Board of Governors underscore that the international community does not find Iran’s claims credible.

“The P5+1 countries have affirmed Iran’s right to a peaceful nuclear program but make clear that with that right comes responsibilities that Iran has yet to fulfill.”

– Ms. Clinton

She noted that the P5+1 remains ready to engage with Iran if Iran is genuinely prepared to engage in serious negotiations, where Iran can choose to rebuild international confidence in the nature of its nuclear program.

“We commend the Director General and his staff for their thorough, detailed and professional report. In the coming weeks, we will work with our international partners to increase the pressure on Iran’s government until it decides to meet its international obligations.”

– Ms. Clinton

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