New York

14 November 2003

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Iran

The Secretary-General welcomes the recent decision by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to conclude the Additional Protocol, to act in accordance with its provisions until its entry into force, and to suspend all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities.

He encourages the IAEA, the government of Iran and the other Governments that have been working with Iran on this matter to continue their efforts in this respect.