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.

September 3, 2012

IAEA in the News

Post-Fukushima meeting calls for more work on nuclear safety A major international conference reviewing the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in Japan in March 2011 wrapped up Friday calling for more to be done to improve nuclear safety. AFP / Kyodo

Seeking to blunt International Atomic Energy Agency powers, Iran urges major reorganization Under pressure from a U.N. nuclear agency probe, Iran is urging member countries to revamp the agency to dilute the power of nations that fear Iran may be trying to make atomic weapons. AP

IAEA not authorized to inspect Parchin military site: Iranian MP Iranian MP Jalil Jafari has said that inspecting military facilities, including the Parchin site in Tehran Province, does not fall within the ambit of inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Tehran Times

Other Nuclear News

World not giving Iran nuclear ‘red line’: Israel PM The world is failing to draw a “clear red line” for Iran over its nuclear programme, Israel’s prime minister said on Sunday after a new UN report found Tehran had doubled its capacity at a nuclear site. AFP

Iran says reactor at Bushehr nuclear plant has reached full capacity Iran’s sole operational nuclear power reactor has reached full capacity, a senior official said Saturday. AP

Kazakhstan calls upon adoption of Universal Declaration of a Nuclear-Free World During the meeting of the Kazakh Foreign Minister with the president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Yerzhan Kazykhanov has passed the message of Nursultan Nazarbayev that Kazakhstan calls on Iran to solve issues surrounding nuclear programme by diplomatic means. Caspionet

Korea to Build Nuke Fuel Storage Facility The government has decided to build an intermediate storage facility for spent nuclear fuel by 2024 as hopes fade of persuading the U.S. to let Korea reprocess its own spent fuel rods Chosun Ilbo / Arirang

‘Troubling ineptitude’ in security at nuclear bomb plant Guards at a government plant for storing weapons-grade uranium failed to spot activists, including an 82-year-old nun, who cut through its fences until they walked up to an officer’s car and surrendered, an official report said on Friday. Reuters / NYT / AP

Pacific leaders urge US to clean up nuclear mess Pacific leaders preparing to greet US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Washington Thursday to clean-up the mess left by its nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands. Business Recorder

Opinion and Analysis

Kim Jong Un’s Nuclear Agenda Atlantic

Iran’s arms denials may indicate Japan-style push to nuclear ‘threshold’ AP

What about Israel’s nuclear weapons? WP

Unraveling the Nuclear Renaissance NYT

Loose nukes? Got a solution? Contact the State Department CNN