INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY

  • US hopes Pakistan is aware of its nuclear responsibilities January 30, 2014

    Washington: The US has said that it is confident that Pakistan is well aware of its responsibilities regarding its nuclear weapons. "The United States is confident that Pakistan is well aware of its responsibilities with respect to nuclear security and has secured its nuclear arsenal accordingly," the State Department said...
  • Japan to issue gravest Fukushima nuclear warning in two years August 21, 2013

    Japan will dramatically raise its warning about the severity of a toxic water leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant, its nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday, its most serious action since the plant was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. The deepening crisis at the Fukushima plant will be upgraded...
  • 'IAEA review of Indian nuclear regulator after recast' March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Seeking to instill confidence in burgeoning atomic power sector, India is planning to ask the IAEA to conduct a peer review of its nuclear regulatory system after it is recast. The Atomic Energy Commission is preparing to invite the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service...
  • Iran defiant on enrichment ahead of possible nuclear talks December 19, 2012

    Dubai: Iran will not stop highergrade uranium enrichment in response to external demands; its top nuclear energy official was quoted as saying on Tuesday, signalling a tough bargaining stance ahead of planned new talks with world powers. The West wants Iran to halt enrichment of uranium to a fissile concentration of...
  • Chennai: Protests against IAEA team's visit October 29, 2012

    Chennai: Antinuclear activists in Chennai on Monday morning laid siege to the state secretariat, demonstrating against the India visit by a team from the international watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Activists showed black flags and banners to decry the atomic inspectors' visit. The inspectors have been invited by the Centre...
  • Iran would need 2-4 months to amass N-bomb: Report October 9, 2012

    Vienna: Iran would currently need at least two to four months to produce enough weapons-grade uranium for one nuclear bomb, and additional time to make the device itself, a US security institute said on Monday. Estimates of how quickly Iran could enrich its uranium to the fissile level required for...
  • UN inspectors arrive in Iran for nuclear talks February 21, 2012

    Tehran: Senior UN inspectors arrived in Iran on Monday to push for transparency about its disputed nuclear program and several European states halted purchases of Iranian oil as part of Western moves to pile pressure on a defiant Tehran. Iran denies Western accusations that it is covertly seeking the means to...
  • Russia concerned about Iran's uranium enrichment January 11, 2012

    Moscow: Russia expressed regret and concern on Tuesday about Iran's launch of an underground uranium enrichment facility, but urged all parties involved in the nuclear standoff with Tehran to avoid hasty moves. The Russian Foreign Ministry's statement mixed cautious criticism of Iran, an important trading partner, with a call for more...
  • US looking into range of possibilities against Iran November 10, 2011

    Washington: The US on Thursday said it is looking into a range of possibilities against Iran as it asked Tehran to engage with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in a credible and transparent manner to address the concerns over its nuclear programme. The IAEA report on Iran, State Department spokesman...
  • UN reports Iran work 'specific' to nuke arms November 9, 2011

    Vienna: The UN nuclear atomic energy agency said on Tuesday for the first time that Iran is suspected of conducting secret experiments whose sole purpose is the development of nuclear arms. The report is the strongest sign yet that Iran seeks to build a nuclear arsenal, despite claims to the contrary....
  • 'N Korea bribed Pak military for N weapons' July 7, 2011

    Washington: North Korea paid several million dollars to top Pakistani Army officials to gain access to secret nuclear technology and sensitive equipments required in manufacturing a nuclear bomb, disgraced nuclear scientist AQ Khan has claimed by releasing a secret letter in this regard, a major American daily has reported. According to...
  • Another reactor at Fukushima plant loses coolant March 13, 2011

    Tokyo: Another nuclear reactor in Fukushima threatened to go out of control on Sunday morning as Japanese engineers worked to head off a meltdown in the wake of the massive 9.0 earthquake. The cooling system had stopped working in a sixth reactor, according to the Japanese news agency Kyodo. In the particularly...
  • World powers pressure Iran over nuclear concerns March 9, 2011

    Vienna: The United States said military aspects to Iran's nuclear work were "increasingly apparent", as the big six world powers urged Tehran on Wednesday to cooperate with the UN atomic watchdog to help resolve such concerns. The major powers said "the door remains open" for dialogue with Iran, but made clear...
  • India to sign IAEA deal on Monday: Ambassador S Kumar January 30, 2009

    Vienna: India is set to sign an inspection agreement with the United Nations' nuclear watchdog on Monday, India's ambassador to the agency said. The inspection deal with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is a precondition of a United Statesled agreement allowing nuclear nations to supply India...