Ms Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden, at the IAEA General Conference,

IAEA General Conference 16 September 2019

[…]Sweden has full confidence in the Agency’s impartial and professional work to verify Iran’s nuclear programme, and we have made an additional extra-budgetary contribution of SEK 3 million to facilitate those efforts. We urge Iran to cooperate fully – and in a timely manner – with the IAEA in the implementation of its NPT Safeguards Agreement.

Together with our partners in the EU, Sweden remains a steadfast supporter of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). A disintegration of the agreement would be seriously damaging for the global non-proliferation regime. In this context, Sweden, and the EU, deeply regret the withdrawal of the United States from the JCPOA and the re-imposition of sanctions. Like the EU, we are deeply concerned about Iran’s recent breeches of the JCPOA. We note Iran’s stated intention to remain within the JCPOA and urge Iran to reverse these steps and to return to full compliance without delay. We underline the importance of Iran’s early ratification of the Additional Protocol as a crucial confidence-building measure. Läs talet