IAEA Reports

The IAEA has been applying safeguards in Iran since the mid-1970s, shortly after Iran concluded its first Safeguards Agreement with the Agency in May 1974. General information about IAEA safeguards can be found here.

On June 6, 2003, the IAEA released the first in what have become a series of regular reports on Iran's nuclear program, specifically the status of its safeguards implementation. These reports are rich in detail about Iran's activities and, taken as a whole, provide the single most authoritative set of documents about Iran's nuclear activities. The following cursory annotation of the reports should not be read as an exhaustive summary of each report's contents, but as an abbreviated roadmap to a few key highlights.

2014:

Status of Iran’s Nuclear Program in relation to the Joint Plan of Action, November 24, 2014

November 7, 2014 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in Iran for November 7, 2014 (Corrigenda)

November 7, 2014 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in Iran for November 7, 2014

October 20, 2014 Status of Iran’s Nuclear Programme in Relation to the Joint Plan of Action

September 19, 2014 Status of Iran’s Nuclear Programme in Relation to the Joint Plan of Action

September 5, 2014 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in Iran for September 5, 2014

August 20, 2014 Status of Iran’s Nuclear Programme in Relation to the Joint Plan of Action, August 20, 2014

June 20, 2014 Status of Iran’s Nuclear Programme in relation to the Joint Plan of Action

May 23, 2014 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in Iran for May 23, 2014

April 17, 2014 Status of Iran’s Nuclear Programme in relation to the Joint Plan of Action

March 20, 2014 IAEA Report: Status of Iran’s Nuclear Program under the JPA

February 20, 2014 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in Iran for February 20, 2014

Latest IAEA safeguards report on Iran

2013:

November 14, 2013 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in Iran

August 28, 2013 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in Iran

May 22, 2013 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in Iran

February 21, 2013 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in Iran

2012:

November 26, 2012 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in Iran

August 30, 2012 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran

May 25, 2012 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran

February 24, 2012 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran

2011:

November 8, 2011 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran for November 8, 2011

September 2, 2011 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran for September 2, 2011

May 24, 2011 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran

February 25, 2011 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran

2010:

November 23, 2010 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran

September 6, 2010 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran

May 31, 2010 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran

February 18, 2010 February 18, 2010 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran

2009:

November 16, 2009 Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran

This IAEA safeguards report on Iran contains the first set of inspections information on the Qom underground uranium enrichment plant revealed in late September 2009.

August 28, 2009 IAEA Iran Report

The IAEA has released its long awaited August 2009 Safeguards report on Iran with details regarding the rumored halt in the increase of the number of new centrifuges at Natanz.

June 5, 2009 IAEA Iran Report

The IAEA has released its latest safeguards report on Iran's nuclear program.

February 19, 2009 IAEA Iran Report

2008:

November 19, 2008 IAEA Report

The IAEA has released its November report detailing the status of implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and relevant provisions of United Nations Security Council resolutions 1737, 1747, and 1803 in Iran.

September 15, 2008 IAEA Report

May 26, 2008 IAEA Report

Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement and relevant provisions of UNSC 1737 and 1747 in Iran.

February 25, 2008 IAEA Briefing Notes

Briefing notes from February 2008 IAEA meeting regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

February 22, 2008 IAEA Report

NuclearIran highlights:  very detailed report, covers most “outstanding issues” including Iran’s explanation of procurement by Physics Research center, the uranium metal document, Polonium-210 research, contamination issues, the role of the Gchine mine, some discussion of “alleged studies” on weaponization.  Notes that since February 2007, 1670kg of UF6 has been introduced into the cascades with 75kg of product with a stated enrichment of 3.8 percent U235.  Mentions work on four different centrifuge designs and installation of IR-2 test cascades.

2007:

November 15, 2007 IAEA Report

NuclearIran highlights: Good review of Iran's acquisition of fuel cycle technology between 1972 and 1995; concludes that Iran's explanation of its 1987 and 1993 dealings with the Khan network (referred to as a "supply network") is "consistent with other information available to the Agency." Interesting discussion of procurement efforts for P-2 centrifuge in para 22 (note in subsequent reports P-2 is known as the IR-2). UF6 feed totals 1240 kg since February 2007; 18 cascades running.

August 30, 2007 IAEA Report

NuclearIran highlights: Relatively short report, but does include the text of the so-called Workplan agreement, outlining a timetable for the resolution of a series of outstanding issues between Iran and the IAEA. ISIS issued a report critical of this plan here. Notes that Iran has introduced 690kg of UF6 into the cascades at the Fuel Enrichment plant since February 2007 with 12 cascades operating and three others under various stages of installation.

May 23, 2007 IAEA Report

NuclearIran highlights: Reports that Iran suspended the "implementation of modified Code 3.1" effectively reverting to a 1976 version of the code under which Iran is obligated to inform Iran of new facilities only 180 days prior to the introduction of nuclear material. Notes that 260 kg of UF6 have been fed into a total of eight cascades; five additional cascades were under construction.

February 22, 2007 IAEA Report

NuclearIran highlights: Relatively brief report; reports Iran's intentions to begin feeding UF6 into the cascades installed at the Natanz Fuel Enrichment by the end of February 2007. 66kg total fed into centrifuges at the Pilot Fuel Enrichment plant. IAEA notes desire for remote monitoring at FEP.

February 9, 2007 IAEA Report on Technical Cooperation

NuclearIran highlights: This is not a traditional safeguards report. UN Security Council Resolution 1737 (2006) requires that the IAEA suspend or limit certain technical cooperation with Iran. This report details those programs that the IAEA felt should continue in light of the resolution (related primarily to nuclear medicine or nuclear safety for example) and those that it recommended suspending (programs related to the management or operation of nuclear power facilities).

2006:

November 14, 2006 IAEA Report

August 31, 2006 IAEA Report

June 8, 2006 IAEA Report

April 28, 2006 IAEA Report

February 27, 2006 IAEA Report

January 31, 2006 IAEA Update Brief

2005:

November 18, 2005 IAEA Report

September 2, 2005 IAEA Report

2004:

November 15, 2004 IAEA Report

NuclearIran Highlights: This is one of the most detailed IAEA reports in terms of providing comprehensive background and information about the history of Iran's nuclear program, in particular procurement and R&D for its centrifuge program. It also addresses other areas of the fuel cycle in some detail. A good report to read and reference in conjunction with later reports.

September 1, 2004 IAEA Report

June 1, 2004 IAEA Report

March 30, 2004 IAEA Note

March 5, 2004 IAEA Note

This is not a formal IAEA report, but the IAEA's response to a Note Verbale submitted by Iran taking issue with parts of the November 2003 report

February 24, 2004 IAEA Report

2003:

November 10, 2003 IAEA Report

August 26, 2003 IAEA Report

June 6, 2003 IAEA Report