Iran's Nuclear Program: Tehran's Compliance with International Obligations04 October 2011
In 2002, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) began investigating allegations that Iran had conducted clandestine nuclear activities.
Iran and the IAEA agreed in August 2007 on a work plan to clarify the outstanding questions regarding Tehran's nuclear programme.
The UN Security Council since February 2006 has adopted five resolutions that required Iran to take appropriate steps to alleviate international concerns about its nuclear programme.
This report provides a brief overview of Iran's nuclear programme and describes the legal basis for the actions taken by the IAEA board and the Security Council.
The report also provides a brief on Iran's "failure on many occasions to co-operate to facilitate the implementation of safeguards, through concealment" of its nuclear activities.
Iran's Nuclear Program: Tehran's Compliance with International Obligations