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 24, 2012

IAEA in the News

West defeats Iran initiative at major U.N. nuclear meeting Western states defeated an Iranian proposal at the U.N. nuclear agency’s annual assembly on Saturday to amend their draft resolution on a policy area central to its work in preventing the spread of atom bombs. Reuters

UN atomic agency member states slam North Korea Member states of the UN atomic agency approved Friday a resolution “deploring” North Korea’s decision to cease all cooperation with the watchdog and calling on Pyongyang not to conduct further nuclear tests. AFP / Reuters / BNA

Iran accuses IAEA of passing nuclear secrets to Israel A senior Iranian lawmaker accused the head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog on Sunday of passing confidential information about Iran’s nuclear activities to Israel. Reuters

IAEA Conf. winds up in Vienna The 56th annual session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference concluded in Vienna Saturday. KUNA

Algeria Elected Member Of IAEA Board Of Governors Algeria has been elected by consensus as a member of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for two years from 2012 to 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Sunday. Bernama

IAEA action plan on safety will be implemented: R. K. Sinha In the face of an ongoing agitation against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant, Dr. Ratan Kumar Sinha, chairperson, Atomic Energy Commission of India, has said work on the first of the two 1000 MWe Light Water Reactors (LWRs) at Kudankulam is complete. Hindu

KIRS boosting cooperation with IAEA, other parties on renewable energy The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KIRS) is keen on boosting cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on peaceful uses on nuclear technology, said the KIRS Director General to KUNA. KUNA

Other Nuclear News

Iran nuclear: Germany’s Siemens denies sabotage claim German engineering company Siemens has denied allegations that it planted explosive devices inside nuclear equipment destined for Iran. BBC / AP

Russia slams unilateral sanctions on Iran Russia’s envoy to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin says the exterritorial aspect of unilateral sanctions imposed against Iran is “utterly unacceptable” from the viewpoint of international law. Press TV

West dispute over Iran nuclear energy work benefits no one: Ahmadinejad Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the prolongation of the current Western dispute over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program is in no one’s interest. Press TV

Opinion and Analysis

The Missing Cost of Iran NYT

Leadership for a nuclear weapons-free world Japan Times