Ambassador / Embassy
January 2014

 

 

Statement by

 

H.E. Ambassador Reza Najafi

 

Permanent/Resident Representative

of the Islamic Republic of Iran

 

Chair of the Vienna Chapter

 of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)

 

 

before the

IAEA Board of Governors

 

On

 

Monitoring and Verification in the

Islamic Republic of Iran

in Relation to the Joint Plan of Action

 

Vienna

24 January 2014

 

 

 

Mr. Chairperson,

 

1.     The Vienna Chapter of the Non-Aligned Movement wishes to thank the Director General, Mr. Yukiya Amano, for his report on the Monitoring and Verification in the Islamic Republic of Iran in Relation to the extension of the Joint Plan of Actionas contained in document GOV/2014/62.

2.     NAM reiterates its principled position that diplomacy and dialogue are the only way for a long term solution of Iran’s nuclear issue. NAM encourages all Member States to contribute positively to that effect.

3.     NAM once again welcomes the Joint Plan of Action agreed between the Islamic Republic of Iran and EU3+3 in Geneva on 24 November 2013 (INCIRCs/855 & 856) and believes that it would contribute to a peaceful solution to Iran’s nuclear issue.

4.     NAM notes that the Agency has an essential role to play in Monitoring and Verification in the Islamic Republic of Iran in relation to the Joint Plan of Action as extended and therefore supports the Agency’s role in this regard.

5.     NAM looks forward to the report of the Director General, as appropriate,on the implementation of nuclear-related measures of the Joint Plan of Action as extendedto the Board of Governors.   

 

Thank you, Mr. Chairperson.

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