The United States is committed to continued strong support for the principles of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, to a strengthened and more effective International Atomic Energy Agency and to a comprehensive safeguards system administered by the Agency to deter proliferation. Accordingly, the United States shall seek to act with other nations to—
(c) improve the IAEA safeguards system (including accountability) to ensure—
the timely detection of a possible diversion of source or special nuclear materials which could be used for nuclear explosive devices;
encourage the IAEA, to the maximum degree consistent with the Statute, to provide nations which supply nuclear materials and equipment with the data needed to assure such nations of adherence to bilateral commitments applicable to such supply.
(Pub. L. 95–242, title II, § 201, Mar. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 124.)