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IAEA Safeguards Agreement Between Argentina, Brazil, the ABACC and the IAEA for the Application of Safeguards (Quadripartite Agreement), 1991

Published December 13, 1991

Agreement of 13 December 1991 Between the Republic of Argentina, the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials and the International Atomic Energy Agency for the Application of Safeguards

An agreement by exchange of letters with the Argentine Republic in connection with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean

  1. The text of the Exchange of Letters is reproduced in this document for the information of all Members. This Exchange of Letters constitutes an agreement confirming that:

    • the Safeguards Agreement of 13 December 1991, concluded between the Republic of Argentina (Argentina), the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials and the IAEA (the Quadripartite Agreement) on the basis of the Agreement on the Exclusively Peaceful Utilization of Nuclear Energy (the SCCC), also satisfies the obligation of Argentina under Article 13 of the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (the Tlatelolco Treaty) and under Article III of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).

    • the safeguards set forth in the Quadripartite Agreement shall also apply, as regards Argentina, in connection with the Tlatelolco Treaty and the NPT.

    • the provisions of the Quadripartite Agreement shall apply as long as Argentina is party to either the SCCC Agreement, the Tlatelolco Treaty or the NPT.

  2. The agreement reflected in the Exchange of Letters was approved by the Board of Governors on 18 March 1997, and pursuant to its terms, entered into force on that date.

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