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SUBJECT: IAEA: GUIDANCE FOR USDEL TO IAEA BOARD OF
GOVERNORS MEETING, MARCH 1-5, 2010

REF: A. UNVIE 49
B. U.S. POSITION PAPERS SENT VIA E-MAIL TO UNVIE

1. The Department appreciates Mission,s analysis and
recommendations for the March IAEA Board of Governors (BoG)
meeting (reftel). Instructions for U.S. delegation (USDEL)
follow. U.S. position papers and any statements may be
modified as the USDEL believes appropriate. USDEL should
also deliver statements sent by e-mail. The agenda for this
BOG is found in document GOV/2010/1, January 25, 2010.

2. AGENDA ITEM 1 - Introductory Statement by the Director
General (DG)

The statement will be available after delivery. No U.S.
action necessary. USDEL should fax or e-mail the DG,s
statement to IO/GS immediately following its delivery.

3. AGENDA ITEM 2 - Applications for membership of the Agency

The IAEA Secretariat has not received any new requests for
membership and this item is currently expected to be dropped
from the agenda. Mission will advise via e-mail if any
membership applications are received prior to the BoG session.

4. AGENDA ITEM 3 - Measures to strengthen international
cooperation in nuclear, radiation, transport and waste safety

a) Nuclear Safety Review for 2009
ISSUE: The Board will be asked to take note of the Nuclear
Safety Review, "Measures to Strengthen International
Cooperation in Nuclear, Radiation and Transport Safety and
Waste Management," (GOV/2010/4). This report is supplemented
by two Notes: "Safety related events and activities worldwide
during 2009" (2010/Note 4) and "The Agency,s safety
standards: activities during 2009" (2010/Note 5).

U.S. POSITION: USDEL may join consensus in taking note of the
information contained in this report.

b) Draft Safety Requirements: disposal of radioactive waste
(GOV/2010/2)

ISSUE: The Board will have before it the report and will be
asked to consider and approve the Safety Requirements on the
disposal of radioactive waste.

U.S. POSITION: USDEL should concur in the establishment of
the draft Safety Requirements publication as an Agency safety
standard and authorize the DG to promulgate these Safety
Requirements and issue them as a Safety Requirements
publication in the IAEA Safety Standards Series.

c) Draft Safety Requirements: governmental, legal and
regulatory framework for safety (GOV/2010/3)

ISSUE: The Board will have before it the report and will be
asked to consider and approve the Safety Requirements on the
governmental, legal and regulatory framework for safety.

U.S. POSITION: USDEL should concur in the establishment of
the draft Safety Requirements publication as an Agency safety
standard and authorize the DG to promulgate these Safety
Requirements and issue them as a Safety Requirements
publication in the IAEA Safety Standards Series.

5. AGENDA ITEM 4 - Strengthening the Agency,s activities
related to nuclear science, technology and applications:
Nuclear Technology Review - 2010 (GOV/2010/5)

ISSUE: The Board will have before it the DG,s report and
will be asked to take note of the report.

U.S. POSITION: USDEL should reaffirm U.S. support for nuclear
power as an important and clean energy source and our support
for the safe and secure expansion of nuclear power in
developing countries in a manner that limits proliferation
dangers and applies the highest standards for safeguards and
security. U.S. support should also be expressed for
non-power applications in the areas of food security, human
health, environmental protection, and water resource
management to benefit socio-economic development nationally,
regionally, and inter-regionally.

6. AGENDA ITEM 5 - The Future of the Agency

ISSUE: The Board will have before it in GOV/2010/17 a report
by the Chairman of the informal and open-ended process of
Member States on the "Future of the Agency."

U.S. POSITION: USDEL should take note of the report. Should
other Board Members seek to make substantive changes to the
text of the report, USDEL should intervene, as appropriate,
to ensure that U.S. interests are protected and the report
remains factual and balanced.

7. AGENDA ITEM 6 - Nuclear Verification

(a) The conclusion of safeguards agreements and of additional
protocols

ISSUE: The Board will have before it a proposal for
conclusion of an Additional Protocol with Gambia
(GOV/2010/6), and for a Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement
(GOV/2010/15) and Additional Protocol (GOV/2010/16) with
Angola.


U.S. POSITION: USDEL should join consensus in approving any
safeguards agreements or Additional Protocols that conform to
the standard models.

(b) Application of safeguards in the DPRK

ISSUE: The Board will consider the status of verification and
monitoring in the DPRK.

U.S. POSITION: The United States will not accept North Korea
as a nuclear weapon state. USDEL should use the cleared
statement to reaffirm U.S. commitment to achieving the
verifiable denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and
reaffirm support for the expeditious resumption of the
Six-Party Talks.

(c) Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement and
relevant provisions of Security Council Resolutions 1737
(2006), 1747 (2007), 1803 (2008) and 1835 (2008) in the
Islamic Republic of Iran.

ISSUE: The Board will have before it for discussion the DG's
report (GOV/2010/10) on the status of the implementation of
the IAEA,s Safeguards Agreement in Iran and relevant
provisions of UN Security Council Resolutions 1737, 1747 and
1803, and the Secretariat,s efforts to complete its
investigation into Iran,s nuclear activities.

U.S. POSITION: The U.S. position paper and statement will be
sent septel.

(d) Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in the
Syrian Arab Republic

ISSUE: The Board will discuss the DG,s report (GOV/2010/11)
on the status of the implementation of the NPT safeguards
agreement in the Syrian Arab Republic.

U.S. POSITION: The U.S. position paper and statement will be
sent septel.

(e) The Staff of the Department of Safeguards to be used as
inspectors

ISSUE: The Board is asked to approve, as safeguards
inspectors, a new staff member of the Agency (GOV/2010/12, 18
February 2010).

U.S. POSITION: USDEL should join consensus on the adoption of
the list.

8. AGENDA ITEM 7 - Follow-up to decisions on personnel
matters taken by the UN General Assembly

ISSUE: The Board of Governors will be asked to approve a new
base/floor salary scale based on changes made by the UN
General Assembly (A/RES/64/231) for Professional and higher
category staff members ( 3.04%) and separately to adjust the
DG salary.

U.S. POSITION: USDEL may join consensus in approving the
proposed revised salary scale for Professional and higher
category staff members as well as the salary for the DG.

9. AGENDA ITEM 8 - Any other business

(a) Assurance of fuel supply

ISSUE: The division over the issue between developed
countries seeking to devise mechanisms to discourage the
spread of sensitive technologies and developing states
concerned about being denied the commercial advantage of
nuclear development may hinder the approval of other fuel
assurance proposals under development such as the IAEA,s
International Nuclear Fuel Bank (INFB).

U.S. POSITION: USDEL should keep the issue alive and
encourage continued discussion, with a view towards possible
action on the INFB at the June BoG meeting.

(b) Nuclear security summit

ISSUE: The USDEL will make a statement under "Any other
Business" about the Nuclear Security Summit, scheduled for
April 12-13 in Washington, DC.

U.S. POSITION: The U.S. position paper and statement will be
sent septel.

(c) Iraq Additional Protocol

ISSUE: USDEL may draw from a contingency statement,
particularly if it is referenced by the DG in his opening
remarks, welcoming Iraq's provisional implementation of the
Additional Protocol and the adoption by the UNSC of a PRST
lifting WMD sanctions on Iraq.
CLINTON

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