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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Meeting with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice hosted International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano at the White House today.  Ambassador Rice reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to the IAEA and the important missions it undertakes in furtherance of international security and promoting the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.  She conveyed the President’s appreciation for Director General Amano’s leadership on a broad range of technically complex challenges facing the international community.  The two discussed nuclear nonproliferation goals, joint efforts on nuclear security, U.S. support for the IAEA’s Peaceful Uses Initiative, and the important work the IAEA is doing to combat Ebola.

Ambassador Rice highlighted the exemplary work of the IAEA to implement safeguards on Iran’s nuclear program and relevant measures under the Joint Plan of Action.  They discussed the status of the IAEA’s investigation into the Possible Military Dimensions (PMD) of Iran’s nuclear program.  Ambassador Rice emphasized the U.S. government’s support to the IAEA in resolving all outstanding questions about Iran’s nuclear program.  Both Ambassador Rice and Director General Amano agreed to remain in close contact and continue our deep cooperation on the important issues they discussed today