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 17, 2012

IAEA in the News

IAEA to Convene 56th General Conference The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will convene its General Conference on September 17-21, the UN nuclear watchdog said on its website. RIA Novosti

U.N. nuclear agency says to hold more talks with Iran The U.N. atomic watchdog will hold further talks with Iran aimed at clarifying concerns about its nuclear program, despite the lack of progress so far, agency chief Yukiya Amano said on Monday. Reuters

Iran to outline refusal to stop uranium enrichment at IAEA meet Iran’s nuclear chief, Fereydoun Abbasi, will address a meeting of the UN nuclear agency on Tehran’s contentious atomic program and Mideast tensions over Israel’s nuclear capacities. AP

IAEA resolution casts doubt on benefit of NPT: Iran Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has said that the most recent resolution issued against Iran by the International Atomic Energy Agency raises doubt about the benefit of being a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Tehran Times

Other Nuclear News

Iran on brink of nuclear bomb in six-seven months: Netanyahu Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that Iran was just six to seven months away from the brink of being able to build a nuclear bomb, adding urgency to his demand that President Barack Obama set a “red line” for Tehran in what could deepen the worst U.S.-Israeli rift in decades. Reuters / Bloomberg

Pakistan tests nuclear-capable missile Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful test fire of the indigenously developed multi tube Cruise Missile Hatf-VII (Babur), having a range of 700 kilometers. INP / Xinhua

S. Korea’s top nuclear envoy to visit U.S. this week South Korea’s top nuclear envoy will visit the United States this week, an official said Monday, amid reports of progress in North Korea’s light-water reactor project that experts say may help expand the North’s nuclear weapons capacity. Yonhap

Nuke reactor malfunctions, stops generating electricity at power plant A nuclear reactor at one of South Korea’s nuclear power plants stopped generating power due to malfunctions on Sunday, plant operators said. Yonhap

Opinion and Analysis

Japan’s zero-nuclear dream WP

Japan counts the cost of nuclear withdrawal Financial Times

Aging U.S. nuclear arsenal slated for costly and long-delayed modernization WP

Nuclear terrorism treaties still incomplete WT

Nuclear fusion – your time has come Guardian/Observer

‘Nuclear energy is not viable in India’ TNN