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Upon his return from a two-day visit to Tehran, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi told journalists in Vienna that Iran and the IAEA have reached an agreement and Iran is voluntarily providing the IAEA with access to the two locations specified by the IAEA and facilitating the IAEA verification activities in the country. IAEA

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DATELINE: 26 AUGUST 2020, VIENNA, AUSTRIA

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1. Wide shot, IAEA Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi walks up to microphone and greets journalists
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director-General, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA):
“The statement recognizes that we have agreed on that. The inspectors will have access to these sites. We have agreed on dates for this. We have agreed on the basic modalities for this. This is extremely important. We have also agreed that, or recognized that these activities that we are going to have there are related to nuclear material or possible related nuclear activities.”
3. Wide shot, Grossi at the podium
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director-General, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA):
“This statement contains a lot of flesh and reflects what I believe is a very important understanding, a very important agreement that allows us to continue our inspection work as it should be.”
5. Wide shot, Grossi at the podium
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director-General, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA):
“Our essential work for non-proliferation had found an obstacle and we were having serious difficulties in overcoming these obstacles, for many, many months. And this was not only, I would say, of concern in the specific case of Iran, but also, as I think I’ve said in other occasions, also in terms of the non-proliferation regime. Because it was the first time that request for an access to our inspectors was not being heeded. So, this is why we believe that this is something, as I said to Board of Governors of the agency, something of serious concern.”
7. Wide shot, Grossi walks away

STORYLINE:

Upon his return from a two-day visit to Tehran on Wednesday (26 Aug), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi told journalists in Vienna that Iran and the IAEA have reached an agreement and Iran is voluntarily providing the IAEA with access to the two locations specified by the IAEA and facilitating the IAEA verification activities in the country.

Grossi said, “the inspectors will have access to these sites. We have agreed on dates for this. We have agreed on the basic modalities for this. This is extremely important.”
He said that a joint statement issued by Iran and the IAEA, “contains a lot of flesh and reflects what I believe is a very important understanding, a very important agreement that allows us to continue our inspection work as it should be.”

The Director-General said, “Our essential work for non-proliferation had found an obstacle and we were having serious difficulties in overcoming these obstacles, for many, many months. And this was not only, I would say, of concern in the specific case of Iran, but also, as I think I’ve said in other occasions, also in terms of the non-proliferation regime. Because it was the first time that request for an access to our inspectors was not being heeded. So, this is why we believe that this is something, as I said to Board of Governors of the agency, something of serious concern.”

The statement indicates that the IAEA and Iran agreed to further reinforce their cooperation and enhance mutual trust to facilitate the full implementation of Iran’s Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement (CSA) and the Additional Protocol (AP) thereto, which is provisionally applied by Iran since 16 January 2016.

It says Iran and the IAEA reached an agreement on the resolution of the safeguards implementation issues specified by the IAEA, in good faith, and in this regard, Iran is voluntarily providing the IAEA with access to the two locations specified by the IAEA and facilitating the IAEA verification activities to resolve these issues.
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