Talk #72, 5/23/12

IAEA Safeguards in Iran

James Larrimore

Former senior advisor to IAEA Deputy Director General for Safeguards
Consultant on international safeguards

The Iran nuclear program continues to be a headline story. The technical element in that story is the activities of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Building on a quarter-century involvement with international safeguards, including 14 years in senior positions in the Department of Safeguards at the IAEA in Vienna, Austria, Jim Larrimore will give the Lynceans an insiders look at what the IAEA has been doing in Iran. Starting with a brief introduction to IAEA safeguards under the Non Proliferation Treaty and to Iran, the talk will discuss IAEA safeguards in Iran at the time of the Islamic Revolution in 1979; as clandestine facilities were declared in 2003; under IAEA Resolutions in 2003-2006; in the stalemate under UN Security council Resolutions in 2006-2011, and today in 2012. The talk will address: What is the status of nuclear facilities and uranium enrichment in Iran? How far along is Iran? Does Iran seek nuclear capability or nuclear weapons? Where do the IAEA and the UN Security Council stand? What are the prospects for 2012?


The following is a link to the PowerPoint presentation