Jeffrey LewisHeinonen Safeguards Update

Here is the full text of Olli Heinonen’s update brief on Developments in the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran and Agency Verification of Iran’s Suspension of Enrichment-related and Reprocessing Activities.

The document also landed on Paul’s desk. He wrote this fact sheet.


On a related note, Reuters has a draft of the Security Council Resolution asking the

“IAEA Director General to report to the Security Council that these steps are required of Iran by the Board and to report to the Security Council all IAEA reports and resolutions, as adopted, relating to these issues.”

Reuters claims the Russians and Chinese sought the word “report” instead of “refer” to rule out Security Council action on sanctions before the next full IAEA report on Iran, scheduled for March 6.


Gary Samore weighs in with this comment to Chris Nelson:

Just to clarify on Iran, the aim between now and the March IAEA meeting is not to get Iran to accept the Russian proposal, but to get Iran to restore the suspension of its enrichment-related activities as a basis for further discussions of the Russian proposal. It could take months or even years to agree on the details of the Russian proposal, but that’s okay as long as the suspension is restored.