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 10, 2012

IAEA in the News

West seeks to pressure Iran at IAEA Western countries will seek to turn the screw further on Iran at a meeting of UN atomic agency board of governors from Monday following the watchdog’s latest damning report on Tehran’s nuclear programme. AFP / Al Arabiya

Other Nuclear News

EU foreign policy chief says more sanctions against Syria, Iran under review The European Union is considering imposing more sanctions on Syria in a bid to end its civil war and against Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions, the bloc’s foreign policy chief said Saturday. AP

Russia, US say violation of nuclear non-proliferation unacceptable – Lavrov The objectives of the Russian Federation and those of the United States of America on Syria and Iran are similar, however Moscow does not support the American policy of threats and new sanctions, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday. ITAR-TASS

Nuclear-armed Iran ‘not an option’: Westerwelle German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on Sunday that a nuclear-armed Iran was “not an option” as he called on Tehran to hold “substantial negotiations” over its controversial atomic programme. AFP / Xinhua

Zimbabwe Supports Iran in Peaceful Usage of N. Energy Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, who had visited Iran during the holding of 16th NAM summit, has backed Iran in its nuclear program and criticized the West for its hypocrisy and double standards over the issue. ABNA

Fukushima panel told some details will take five years to learn Key details of how the accident at Japan’s Fukushima I nuclear plant played out have yet to be determined and may not be known for five years or more, when important parts of the plant are safer to enter, officials with the Japanese and US nuclear industries told a US National Academies review committee Thursday. Platts

Moscow hosts 2012 nonproliferation conference Russia has held the 2012 Moscow Nonproliferation Conference, hosting researchers, scientists, diplomats and experts in the Russian capital, Press TV reports. PressTV

French Nuclear Plant to be closed “as soon as possible” France’s environment minister said Sunday that the country’s oldest nuclear power plant at Fessenheim, on the border with Germany, would be closed “as soon as possible.” dpa / AFP

U.A.E. Nuclear Program Gets $2 Billion Loan from U.S. Exim Bank Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp., the state-owned company developing an atomic power plant in theUnited Arab Emirates, received a $2 billion loan from the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Bloomberg

Two-year hiatus in US licensing Approval of four new reactors could be delayed as the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission reconsiders its confidence in long term waste management arrangements over the next 24 months. WNN

Obama HEU Reduction Proposal Insufficient, Health Care Providers Say An Obama administration plan to change to the Medicare payment system for radiological isotopes used in diagnostic procedures would not give health care providers enough incentive to end their reliance on bomb-grade uranium, industry officials say. GSN

US calls on Russia to carry on nuclear arms reductions The United States calls on Russia to carry on nuclear arms reductions, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Rose Gottemoeller said in Moscow on Friday. ITAR-TASS

Opinion and Analysis

Nuclear talk questions await Iranian president at United Nations AP

Nuclear Mullahs NYT

Protecting the nukes MENAFN-Khaleej Times

Obama’s wily strategy may temper Iran Boston Globe