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UN confirms Iran compliance to nuclear deal

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:49 PM

The new International Atomic Energy Agency report shows Iran s nuclear activities remain much reduced making any push to make an atomic bomb much harder than before the agreement

IAEA OVERSIGHT. A picture taken on June 2, 2014 shows Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), delivering a speech during the IAEA Board of Governors' meeting at the International Center in Vienna. Photo by Samuel Kubani/AFP

North Korea nuclear program in 'new phase' – IAEA

Mar 21, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Yukiya Amano head of the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA tells the Wall Street Journal that the isolated state s nuclear capacities are being ramped up

U.S. hasn't decided yet on Iran nuclear deal – IAEA

Mar 06, 2017 - 11:13 PM

The new administration of the United States just started and they are looking at this issue International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano says

YUKIYA AMANO. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) meets with International Atomic Energy Agency Director Yukiya Amano at the State Department March 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Iran says reactor core removed in key step for deal

Jan 14, 2016 - 10:33 PM

Part of the Arak heavy water reactor is filled with cement a measure which means the reactor will not be able to produce weapons grade plutonium from spent nuclear fuel

ARAK REACTOR. A file photograph dated 15 January 2011 shows a general view of the Iran's heavy water reactor in the city of Arak, Iran. File Photo by Hamid Forutan/EPA

UN atomic watchdog says Iran probe completed

Oct 15, 2015 - 11:57 PM

The accord won final approval in Iran on Wednesday October 14

Iran parliament approves nuclear deal with world powers

Oct 13, 2015 - 2:37 PM

The motion to approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action JCPOA is passed with 161 votes in favor 59 against and with 13 abstentions

IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, leaves the hotel following a bilateral meeting with US top-levels for a new round of Nuclear Iran Talks in Geneva, Switzerland, 23 February 2015. File Photo by Salavtore Di Nolfi/EPA

UN to pave way for lifting sanctions on Iran

Jul 20, 2015 - 10:58 AM

The text launches a progressive and conditional lifting of sanctions in exchange for guarantees that the Islamic republic will not develop a nuclear bomb

IRAN DEAL. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (C) greets Iranian officials as he and members of his negotiation team arrive at the Mehr-abad airport in Tehran, Iran, 15 July 2015. Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iran agrees on roadmap for probe into past nuclear activities – IAEA

Jul 14, 2015 - 5:09 PM

International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano says ahead of the expected announcement of the historic deal with major powers that he aims to issue a report on the watchdog s investigation by December 15

IAEA INSPECTION. A file picture dated February 3, 2007 shows a technician of the International Atomic Energy Agency inspecting the site of the uranium conversion plant of Isfahan, central Iran. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

IAEA: Iran atomic bomb probe may be completed in 2015

Jul 04, 2015 - 5:56 PM

UN watchdog chief Yukiya Amana says the completion may be attributed to Tehran s help

'CLOSER TO A DEAL.' Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (3-L), Austrian President Heinz Fischer (2-R) and Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz (3-R) sit for a meeting in Vienna, Austria, July 3, 2015. Photo by Georg Hochmuth/EPA

Iran talks in endgame inching close to nuclear deal

Jul 04, 2015 - 10:00 AM

UPDATED The aim is to finalize a deal which would put a nuclear bomb beyond Iran s reach in return for lifting a web of biting international sanctions slapped on the Islamic republic

'CLOSER TO A DEAL.' Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (3-L), Austrian President Heinz Fischer (2-R) and Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz (3-R) sit for a meeting in Vienna, Austria, July 3, 2015. Photo by Georg Hochmuth/EPA

Russia says 'very worrying' slowdown in Iran nuclear talks

Jun 13, 2015 - 9:29 AM

This is very worrying to us because there is very little time before the deadline and we urgently need to enter the final stage says Russia s negotiator Sergei Ryabkov

SLOWDOWN IN PROGRESS. US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (L) next to other delegate during talks between the P5+1 group and Iran at Palais Coburg in Vienna, Austria, 12 June 2015. Talks among officials from Iran and the group of Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany on curbing Iran's controversial nuclear program resumed in Vienna on June 10. Photo by Herbert Neubauer/EPA

Iran nuclear talks snag on access to military sites

May 30, 2015 - 2:59 PM

The 6 powers negotiating with Iran want the IAEA to be able to visit them in order to investigate claims of any suspicious activity – past and future – that could indicate attempts to build a bomb

IRAN PROTEST. Iranians brun mock US and Israeli flags during a demonstration after weekly Friday prayers in Tehran, Iran, May 29 2015. Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/ EPA

Tehran talks fail to resolve UN nuclear watchdog questions

Apr 16, 2015 - 8:27 AM

Iranian diplomat: We discussed certain solutions to resolve the two outstanding questions and it was decided to wind up the discussions at the next meeting

A file picture dated 21 August 2010 shows a general view of the Iranian nuclear power plant in Bushehr, southern Iran. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iran failing to provide answers – UN nuclear watchdog

Nov 08, 2014 - 11:10 AM

There is no progress basically says a diplomat familiar with the probe of the International Atomic Energy Agency

NO ANSWERS? US Secretary of State John Kerry (L), European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are photographed as they participate in a trilateral meeting in Vienna, Austria, on October 15, 2014. Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to try and advance nuclear talks and meet the target date of November 24, 2014. File photo by Carolyn Kaster/AFP

Ebola infection rate could reach 10,000 a week - WHO

Oct 15, 2014 - 1:24 AM

The epidemic could reach 5 000 to 10 000 cases per week by the first week of December says the World Health Organization

‘STOP DEATHS.’ Students hold signs bearing a picture of Naticha Forh, a student who died in the main hospital of the country after medical staff refused to treat her without a note indicating that she was not infected with Ebola. Photo by Zoom Dosso/AFP

Iran hails 'constructive' talks with UN nuclear agency

Oct 09, 2014 - 10:29 PM

During these two days all the bilateral issues were discussed in particular how to carry out the agreed measures and the ways forward were discussed

Satellite pix suggest N. Korea reactor shut down – US think-tank

Oct 04, 2014 - 9:04 PM

The Washington based Institute for Science and International Security says the reason for the apparent shutdown was unclear

US urges Iran to cooperate in UN nuke probe

Sep 18, 2014 - 9:37 PM

Talks between Iran and the UN Security Council plus Germany in New York resumes this week

Iran modifies Arak reactor over nuclear concerns

Aug 27, 2014 - 6:47 PM

Iran: Modification of the heart of the Arak reactor is in the process of being carried out by our experts to ease the worries of certain countries

A file photograph dated 15 January 2011 shows a general view of the Iran's heavy water reactor in the city of Arak, Iran. Hamid Forutan/EPA

Iran won't sign nuclear deal 'at any price'

Aug 19, 2014 - 9:27 AM

We are entering with goodwill into further negotiations with the P5 1 group and we want to reach an agreement but we are not willing to pay any price

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Catherine Ashton (L) and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, during a press conference after their talks between the E3+3 (France, Germany, United Kingdom, China, Russia and USA) and Iran, in Vienna, Austria, 19 July 2014. Hans Punz/EPA

Iran won't accept nuclear restraints 'beyond IAEA rules'

Aug 17, 2014 - 4:55 PM

2nd UPDATE Addressing the allegations long denied by Tehran would be an important element in the comprehensive deal on Iran s nuclear program that world powers are seeking to reach by November 24

A picture taken on June 2, 2014 shows Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), delivering a speech during the IAEA Board of Governors' meeting at the International Center in Vienna. Samuel Kubani/AFP

Anti-nuclear states demand N. Korea halts weapons program

Apr 12, 2014 - 10:28 PM

The Non Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative calls on leaders from countries equipped with nuclear arms to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Iran, nuclear agency agree new steps but suspect site off-limits

Feb 09, 2014 - 8:56 PM

Iranian officials said the International Atomic Energy Agency was not being granted access to the Parchin military site where Tehran is suspected of having experimented with nuclear arms development

TESTS. An unidentified International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspector disconnects the connections between the twin cascades for 20 percent uranium production at nuclear power plant of Natanz, some 300 kilometres south of Tehran on January, 20, 2014 as Iran halted production of 20 percent enriched uranium, marking the coming into force of an interim deal with world powers on its disputed nuclear program. AFP Photo

Iran curbs enrichment as nuclear deal takes effect

Jan 20, 2014 - 9:08 PM

Iran halts production of 20 of enriched uranium as part of an international deal But roadblocks are still in the horizon

ARAK PLANT. A picture taken on January 15, 2011, shows a general view of the nuclear-related facility at Arak. File photo by Hamid Foroutan / AFP

Experts to thrash out workings of Iran nuclear deal

Dec 09, 2013 - 12:15 PM

The two day Vienna meeting will seek to nail down the start date of Iran s promised six month freeze of parts of its nuclear work how this will be monitored and when sanctions will be eased

ARAK PLANT. A picture taken on January 15, 2011, shows a general view of the water facility at Arak. File photo by Hamid Foroutan / AFP

UN experts inspect Iran's Arak nuclear plant

Dec 08, 2013 - 11:56 PM

The visit forms part of a mid November agreement in Tehran with IAEA as the Vienna based agency seeks to clarify concerns about Iran s past nuclear activities

FIRST VISIT IN TWO YEARS. A picture taken on January 15, 2011, shows a general view of the water facility at Arak. Atomic experts from the UN nuclear watchdog were at Iran's Arak heavy water plant on December 8, 2013, to inspect it for the first time since August 2011, media reported. File photo by Hamid Foroutan / AFP

Iran eyes nuclear deal during visit by IAEA's Amano

Nov 09, 2013 - 5:19 PM

Iran sends a new nuclear program proposal to the IAEA with its chief heading to Iran Monday

YUKIYA AMANO. International Atomic Energy Agency Chief Yukiya Amano speaks at the Woodrow Wilson Center on November 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI

Iran seeks 'new approach' with atomic agency

Oct 28, 2013 - 11:57 PM

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano called the talks a very important opportunity for progress

OPPORTUNITY FOR PROGRESS. IAEA chief Yukiya Amano in Bratislava, October 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO/SAMUEL KUBANI

Iran temporarily halts 20% uranium enrichment

Oct 24, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Enriching uranium to 20 purity is a few steps short of producing weapons grade fissile material

NUCLEAR TALKS. Top officials from the United States, France, Germany, Britain, China, Russia and Iran take part in talks on Iran's nuclear program in the Kazakh city of Almaty on February 27, 2013. Photo from Agence France-Presse/Shamil Zhumatov

Iran, atomic agency in 'very constructive' talks

Sep 27, 2013 - 10:19 PM

The chief inspector of the IAEA said that the 2 sides would meet again on October 28 to start substantial discussions on the way forward to resolving all outstanding issues

Rowhani talks tough on Iran nuclear rights

Sep 11, 2013 - 11:57 AM

Our government will not give up one iota of its absolute rights in its nuclear activities said Rowhani

ROWHANI SPEAKS. In this photo, Iranian President Hassan Rowhani speaks in a live broadcast interview, in Tehran, Iran, 10 September 2013. EPA/Iranian Presidency/Handout

TEPCO finds high radiation in Fukushima groundwater

Sep 10, 2013 - 3:51 PM

Late on Monday plant operator TEPCO announced samples taken from a well at the site showed the presence of radioactive substances including strontium

INSPECTING FUKUSHIMA. A handout picture provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco), shows Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshimitsu Motegi (L) pointing to contaminated water storage tanks during his visit at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Okuma, northeast of Tokyo, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, 26 August 2013. EPA/TEPCO/HANDOUT

Japan unveils $470-M plan for Fukushima water leaks

Sep 03, 2013 - 2:53 PM

UPDATED Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his administration will spend public money to get the job done

INSPECTING FUKUSHIMA. A handout picture provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco), shows Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshimitsu Motegi (L) pointing to contaminated water storage tanks during his visit at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Okuma, northeast of Tokyo, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, 26 August 2013. EPA/TEPCO/HANDOUT

Fukushima operator discovers pipe leaking radioactive water

Sep 01, 2013 - 3:06 PM

The discovery of the pipe came a day after Tokyo Electric Power Co TEPCO said it found new radiation hotspots at four sites around coolant tanks

INSPECTING FUKUSHIMA. A handout picture provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco), shows Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshimitsu Motegi (L) pointing to contaminated water storage tanks during his visit at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Okuma, northeast of Tokyo, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, 26 August 2013. EPA/TEPCO/HANDOUT

High radiation readings found at Fukushima tanks

Sep 01, 2013 - 9:08 AM

TEPCO detected high radiation readings at 4 sites around the tanks although none of the containers showed any visible fall in their water levels

INSPECTIONS. Japan's nuclear watchdog members, including Nuclear Regulation Authority members, inspect contaminated water tanks at the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant on August 23, 2013. Photo by AFP/JAPAN POOL via JIJI PRESS

Iran installing more modern, faster centrifuges: IAEA

Aug 28, 2013 - 9:49 PM

Iran has installed hundreds more centrifuges that could enable it to enrich uranium faster since May

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Iran confirms plans for 3,000 modern centrifuges

Mar 04, 2013 - 9:09 AM

Iran s atomic chief said on Sunday March 3 that Tehran planned to install 3 000 new generation centrifuges at one of its nuclear plants confirming what the UN nuclear watchdog reported in February

IAEA experts back in Iran for fresh nuclear talks

Jan 16, 2013 - 4:04 PM

UPDATED Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA were back in Tehran to try to resolve long running differences with Iran over its controversial nuclear program

Iran dents UN nuclear watchdog hopes of access to key site

Jan 09, 2013 - 9:26 PM

The IAEA has been trying to reach agreement with Iran on a structured approach to allow inspectors to conduct spot checks on sites not covered by the treaty

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Hackers access nuclear watchdog's servers

Nov 28, 2012 - 7:05 PM

The International Atomic Energy Agency admits to a breach in an older server and the theft of some contact details

IAEA HACKED. The International Atomic Energy Agency announced a breach on one of their old servers. Screen shot from IAEA.org

IAEA chief wants Iran 'to understand the message'

Sep 14, 2012 - 10:06 PM

I hope that Iran clearly understands the message and engages with us on substance International Atomic Energy Agency director general Yukiya Amano said

ATOMIC ENERGY AND DIPLOMACY. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Yukiya Amano gives a press conference on September 10, 2012 after a meeting of IAEA members at agency headquarters in Vienna. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEIN

Iran increases activity at nuclear facilities: IAEA

Aug 30, 2012 - 11:57 PM

Iran has increased its activity at the Fordo and Parchin nuclear facilities according to the UN atomic agency

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