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Chronology of Key Events

January - December 2013

DECEMBER 2013

24, Tuesday. Communication from Iran. The IAEA circulated a communication from the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran (issued as INFCIRC/857), enclosing an explanatory note by the Permanent Mission on the report of the Director General on Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran contained in GOV/2013/56 (14 November 2013). INFCIRC/857

11, Wednesday. Statement by IAEA and Iran Following Technical Talks in Vienna. Following technical talks between IAEA and Iranian experts in Vienna today, here is a transcript of a joint statement by the IAEA and Iran as read by Tero Varjoranta, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards. Full Story | Video: Statement, 11 December 2013

NOVEMBER 2013

29, Friday. Communication from Iran. The IAEA circulated a communication from the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran (issued as INFCIRC/856), enclosing the text of the Joint Plan of Action agreed by the Islamic Republic of Iran and China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, United Kingdom and the United States of America on 24 November 2013. INFCIRC/856

28, Thursday. IAEA Board of Governors Convenes. The IAEA Board of Governors meeting commenced at the Agency's Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The 35-nation Board will discuss various issues, including the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Director General Yukiya Amano opened the meeting with a statement. Full Story | DG Statement | Video: DG Statement | IAEA Board Report, 14 November 2013 | Photo Gallery: Press Briefing | Media Advisory, 21 November 2013

27, Wednesday. Communication from EU High Representative Concerning Joint Plan of Action. The IAEA circulated a communication from the High Representative of the European Union, on behalf of China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States of America (issued as INFCIRC/855), enclosing the text of the Joint Plan of Action agreed with the Islamic Republic of Iran on 24 November 2013. INFCIRC/855

24, Sunday. Statement by IAEA Director General on Geneva Agreement. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano issued the following statement on 24 November 2013, after an agreement was reached during negotiations held in Geneva, Switzerland on 23 November 2013 between the "P5+1" countries (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and Iran on a joint action plan to be implemented over the next six months. DG Statement

14, Thursday. Iran Safeguards Reports Circulated to IAEA Board. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano circulated his report on nuclear safeguards in Iran to the Agency's Board of Governors, the 35-member policymaking body. The Board next convenes in Vienna on 28 November 2013. IAEA Board Report

11, Monday. IAEA, Iran Sign Joint Statement on Framework for Cooperation. The Director General of the IAEA and the Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran signed a Joint Statement on a Framework for Cooperation. Director General Amano also held a News Conference after the signing. A joint statement read by Tero Varjoranta, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards, and H.E. Ambassador Reza Najafi of the Islamic Republic of Iran was also released later in the day. Press Release: IAEA, Iran Sign Joint Statement | Press Release: Director General Comments At News Conference | Press Release: IAEA and Iran Statement Following Technical Talks

OCTOBER 2013

8, Friday. IAEA Director General to Visit Iran. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano will travel to Tehran on 10 November 2013 to meet senior Iranian leaders on Monday, 11 November 2013, with the aim of strengthening dialogue and cooperation. Press Release

29, Tuesday. Joint Statement by IAEA and Islamic Republic of Iran. The following is a transcript of remarks to reporters today by Tero Varjoranta, Deputy Director General for Safeguards, following talks at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna on 28-29 October 2013. Full Story | Video: Joint Statement, 29 October 2013

28, Monday. IAEA-Iran Talks. The latest round of talks between the IAEA and Iran on outstanding issues regarding Iran's nuclear programme started on 28 October 2013. Before the talks got underway, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano met with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister, Abbas Araghchi. DG Statement | Video: DG Statement | Audio: DG Statement [.mp3]

SEPTEMBER 2013

27, Friday. Remarks by Deputy Director General Nackaerts After Talks With Iran. The following is a transcript of remarks to reporters today by Herman Nackaerts, Deputy Director General for Safeguards, following talks at the Iranian Permanent Mission in Vienna. Press Statement

26, Thursday. Communication from Iran. The IAEA circulated a communication from the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran (issued as INFCIRC/854) enclosing an explanatory note by the Permanent Mission on the report of the Director General on Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran contained in GOV/2013/40 (28 August 2013) together with a letter form the REsident Representative of Iran addressed to the Director General. INFCIRC/854

16, Monday. Director General Yukiya Amano Addresses 57th IAEA General Conference. At the opening of the 57th IAEA General Conference, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano addressed the participants and summarized the IAEA's activities in nuclear power, nuclear safety and security, nuclear applications, technical cooperation and non-proliferation. In his address, he provided an update on nuclear verification issues in Iran. Full Story | DG Statement

9, Monday. IAEA Board of Governors Convenes. The IAEA Board of Governors meets at the Agency's Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, this week. The 35-nation Board will discuss various issues, including the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Director General Yukiya Amano opened the meeting with a statement. Full Story | DG Statement | Video: DG Statement | Photo Gallery: Board of Governors | IAEA Board Report, 28 August 2013 | Media Advisory, 2 September 2013

AUGUST 2013

28, Wednesday. Iran Safeguards Reports Circulated to IAEA Board. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano circulated his report on nuclear safeguards in Iran to the Agency's Board of Governors, the 35-member policymaking body. The Board next convenes in Vienna on 9 September 2013. IAEA Board Report

JULY 2013

23, Tuesday. Communication from Iran. The IAEA circulated a communication from the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran (issued as INFCIRC/853) enclosing an explanatory note, dated 5 June 2013, by the Permanent Mission on the report of the Director General on Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran contained in GOV/2013/27 (22 May 2013). INFCIRC/853

JUNE 2013

3, Monday. IAEA Board of Governors Convenes June Meeting. The IAEA Board of Governors began its second meeting of the year at the Agency's headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The 35-nation Board will discuss various issues, including the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Director General Yukiya Amano opened the meeting with a statement. He also briefed the media following the opening of the Board meeting. Full Story | DG Statement | Video: DG Statement | Photo Gallery: Board of Governors | IAEA Board Report, 22 May 2013 | Media Advisory, 20 February 2013

MAY 2013

22, Wednesday. Iran Safeguards Reports Circulated to IAEA Board. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano circulated his report on nuclear safeguards in Iran to the Agency's Board of Governors, the 35-member policymaking body. The Board next convenes in Vienna on 3 June 2013. IAEA Board Report

15, Wednesday. Remarks by Deputy Director General Herman Nackaerts. Transcript of remarks made on 15 May 2013 by Herman Nackaerts, Deputy Director General for Safeguards, at the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Vienna, after talks with Iranian officials. Press Statement

APRIL 2013

16, Tuesday. Iran Informs IAEA Nuclear Facilities are Unharmed by Quake. The IAEA's Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) contacted the Iran Nuclear Regulatory Authority (INRA) concerning the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which occurred at 12:44 UTC today in the south-east of the country. Full Story

9, Tuesday. Iran Informs IAEA on Nuclear Power Plant Following Quake. The IAEA's International Seismic Safety Centre (ISSC) has notified the Agency's Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) that an earthquake struck southern Iran on 9 April 2013 at 11:53 UTC, about 91 kilometres from the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant. Full Story

MARCH 2013

25, Monday. Communications from Iran. The IAEA circulated two communications, dated 18 March 2013, from the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran (issued as INFCIRC/850), enclosing explanatory notes by the Permanent Mision, dated September 2012 and November 2012 respectively, on the reports of the Director General on Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran contained in GOV/2012/37 (30 August 2012) and GOV/2012/55 (16 November 2012). INFCIRC/850

13, Wednesday. Communication from Iran. The IAEA circulated a communication from the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran (issued as INFCIRC/849) enclosing an explanatory note, dated 6 March 2013, by the Permanent Mission on the report of the Director General on Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran contained in GOV/2013/6 (21 February 2013). INFCIRC/849

4, Monday. IAEA Board of Governors Convenes March Meeting. The IAEA Board of Governors began its first meeting of the year at the Agency's headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The 35-nation Board will discuss various issues, including the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Director General Yukiya Amano opened the meeting with a statement. He also briefed the media following the opening of the Board meeting. Full Story | DG Statement | Video: DG Statement | Photo Gallery: Board of Governors | Photo Gallery: Press Conference | IAEA Board Report, 21 February 2013 | Media Advisory, 20 February 2013

FEBRUARY 2013

21, Thursday. Iran Safeguards Reports Circulated to IAEA Board. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano circulated his report on nuclear safeguards in Iran to the Agency's Board of Governors, the 35-member policymaking body. The Board next convenes in Vienna on 4 March 2013. IAEA Board Report

14, Thursday. Remarks by Deputy Director General Herman Nackaerts. Transcript of remarks made on 14 February 2013 by Herman Nackaerts, Deputy Director General for Safeguards, at the Vienna International Airport upon his return from Iran. Press Statement

JANUARY 2013

18, Friday (Updated: 22 January). IAEA Mission to Iran Returns. Returning from a two-day bilateral meeting with Iranian officials held in Tehran, Iran, IAEA Deputy Director General for the Department of Safeguards, Herman Nackaerts, delivered the following remarks to the press that gathered at Vienna International Airport on Friday morning, 18 January 2013. Full Story