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Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office

Annual Report 2000-2001

The IAEAs Safeguards Statement for 2000

The following is extracted from the IAEA's Annual Report for 2000 (page 97):

In fulfilling the safeguards obligations of the Agency in 2000, the Secretariat having evaluated all the information acquired in implementing safeguards agreements and all other information available to the Agency found no indication of diversion of nuclear material placed under safeguards or of misuse of facilities, equipment or non-nuclear material placed under safeguards. On this basis, the Secretariat concluded that the nuclear material and other items placed under safeguards remained in peaceful nuclear activities or were otherwise adequately accounted for.

In 2000, in respect of seven States[1], the Secretariat having evaluated all the information obtained through activities pursuant to these States comprehensive safeguards agreements and additional protocols as well as all other information available to the Agency found no indication either of diversion of nuclear material placed under safeguards or of the presence of undeclared nuclear material or activities in those States. On this basis, the Secretariat concluded that all nuclear material in those States had been placed under safeguards and remained in peaceful nuclear activities or was otherwise adequately accounted for. In the case of the twelve other States with comprehensive safeguards agreements and additional protocols in force, no such conclusion could so far be drawn on the basis of the evaluation of the information available to the Agency.

The Agency is still unable to verify the correctness and completeness of the initial report of nuclear material made by the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) and is, therefore, unable to conclude that there has been no diversion of nuclear material in that State. The DPRK remains in non-compliance with its safeguards agreement. Although the safeguards agreement between the DPRK and the Agency remains binding and in force, the Agency is able to implement only some of the required safeguards measures in the DPRK. The Agency has, however, been able to monitor the freeze on the DPRKs graphite moderated reactors and related facilities, as requested by the United Nations Security Council and as foreseen in the Agreed Framework of October 1994 between the United States of America and the DPRK.


[1]. Note by ASNO: The seven states were Australia, Ghana, the Holy See, Jordan, Monaco, New Zealand and Uzbekistan.

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