The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan, in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), hosted the National Training Course (NTC) on Safeguards (SG) Implementation in Iran at Tokai-mura, Japan. The course was held from 9 to 13 July 2018.
The training course was conducted through the assistance and support provided by the Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security (ISCN) of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA). The purpose of the course is to demonstrate how necessary information can be collected and provided to the IAEA in accordance with a State’s Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement (CSA) and Additional Protocol (AP), including information on: 1) reporting obligations under the AP related to research and development not involving nuclear material; 2) export and import reporting obligations under the CSA and the AP; 3) termination of, exemption from and re-application of safeguards on nuclear material, and 4) experience and practices concerning the establishment of an SSAC information management system. The course also addressed the following topics: 1) determination of hold-up and material unaccounted for (MUF) for bulk handling facilities; 2) international target values; 3) shipper receiver difference; and 4) tools for collecting data from facilities and reporting to the IAEA. These topics were requested by the Government of Iran and discussed with the experienced safeguards officials who participated in the course.