IAEA Daily Press Review

The objective of the DPR is to present a general overview of international, English-language, media coverage of the IAEA and nuclear issues, that does not purport to be exhaustive. The following articles are obtained from external news sources for whose content the IAEA takes no responsibility.

August 27, 2012

IAEA in the News

IAEA says Iran meeting fails The UN atomic watchdog said that "intensive" talks Friday with Iran had failed, with no plans for a follow-up meeting to persuade Tehran to address evidence of suspected nuclear weapons research. AFP / Reuters / Xinhua

Latest talks between Iran, IAEA were constructive, Soltanieh says The Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has described the country’s new round of negotiations with the agency as "constructive", Press TV reports. PressTV

Iran Ready to Continue Talks with IAEA Tehran is ready to continue talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereidoon Abbasi announced on Sunday, two days after the two sides ended a daylong meeting in Vienna. FNA

Iran welcomes surprise inspection of nuclear facilities: AEOI Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says Tehran has no problems with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s snap inspections of its nuclear facilities. PressTV

IAEA may say ‘pointless’ to inspect Iran nuke site Iran has “sanitized” to such an extent a military base where nuclear weapons research allegedly took place that the UN atomic watchdog may say next week there is now little point inspecting it, Western diplomats told AFP. AFP

Other Nuclear News

Iran opens nonaligned summit with calls for nuclear arms ban Iran opened a world gathering of self-described nonaligned nations Sunday with a slap at the U.N. Security Council and an appeal to rid the world of nuclear weapons, even as Tehran faces Western suspicions that it is seeking its own atomic bombs. AP

Diplomacy With Iran Still Is Viable, U.S. Says The Obama administration insisted Friday that “there is time and space” for a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear crisis, despite new evidence, to be released next week by international nuclear inspectors, that Iran is bolstering its ability to produce a type of uranium that can be converted relatively quickly to bomb fuel. NYT

Iran official: Egypt’s Morsi to visit Bushehr nuclear plant on sidelines of Tehran summit Egypt’s recently elected Presdient Mohamed Morsi will be one of the head of states scheduled to visit one of Iran’s central nuclear facilities on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement conference in Tehran, an Iranian official indicated on Sunday. Haaretz/Reuters / PressTV

One in five big Japan firms wants exit from atomic power by 2030 About one in five big Japanese firms wants to see the share of nuclear power in the electricity supply reduced to zero by 2030, a Reuters poll showed, amid a growing anti-nuclear clamor after last year’s Fukushima atomic disaster. Reuters

Hundreds join anti-nuclear rally in Tokyo Hundreds of anti-nuclear demonstrators marched in Tokyo Sunday, calling for Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda to abandon the country’s atomic energy programme following last year’s Fukushima accident. AFP

AERB chief to stay on for another year The UPA government is giving an extra year in service to the head of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) which was criticised last week by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) for weak functioning. Indian Express

India set to acquire uranium assets India may soon set up a new company to acquire uranium mines in foreign countries to ensure fuel supplies to its burgeoning nuclear power programme. PTI

Swedish resource world’s second largest Newly revised figures have expanded resource estimates for Aura Energy’s Haggan project to 800 million pounds U3O8 (307,718 tU), making the Swedish project the second largest undeveloped uranium resource in the world. WNN

Opinion and Analysis

Twenty reasons not to attack Iran Reuters

Balancing act in Iran Deccan Chronicle

Government, leave these kids alone The Hindu

Aging nuclear plant troubles regulators but not neighbors Detroit News

Don’t take results of nuclear power surveys too seriously Yomiuri Shimbun