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.

October 16, 2012

IAEA in the News

Sri Lanka to Go Ahead With IAEA Stipulations Over KNPP Sri Lanka today said it will go ahead with the implementation of a disaster management action plan despite the proposed move to sign a MoU with India on the convention on early notification of nuclear accidents. OutlookIndia.com / PTI / Daily Times

Other Nuclear News

EU bans import of natural gas from Iran, trying to ramp up pressure on nuclear issue German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle says the EU is banning the import of Iranian natural gas into European Union countries, trying to increase pressure on Iran to cooperate in talks regarding its nuclear program. AP / Reuters / NYT

India, Russia to boost nuclear, economic ties India and Russia yesterday decided to accelerate their economic ties and agreed to factor in New Delhi’s liability concerns in their techno-commercial negotiations for units III and IV of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. IANS

S. Korea, U.S. to discuss N. Korean, territorial issues The number two diplomats of South Korea and the United States will hold talks on Tuesday in Seoul to discuss regional security concerns including North Korean issues and territorial rows in Northeast Asia, foreign ministry officials here said Tuesday. Yonhap

UAE Issues Nuclear Liability Law His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, has issued Federal Law by Decree No 4 of 2012, Concerning Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage. WAM / Utilities-me.com

Germany fears losing support for nuclear power phase-out as cost of the move hits households There were cheers around Germany when Chancellor Angela Merkel announced last year, in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan, a swift end to nuclear power in favor of renewable energy sources like wind and solar. AP / CSM

Current nuclear technology not suitable for Singapore Current nuclear energy technology is not suitable for Singapore, a pre-feasibility study has concluded. Straits Times

Opinion and Analysis

Amanpour: Obama & Romney on Iran CNN

Is global nuclear disarmament possible? Women News Network

The deathly arithmetic of Nuclear Proliferation American Spectator