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.

November 12, 2012

IAEA in the News

Iraq’s Additional Protocol Ratification a “Great Achievement” – IAEA The International Atomic energy Agency assured late Sunday that Iraq’s ratification of the additional protocol is a “great achievement”, hoping that it would recognised as a best practise in the region. KUNA

H.E. Mr. Yukiya Amano, the Director General of the IAEA visits the African Union Commission The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), H.E. Mr Yukiya Amano is scheduled to visit the African Union Commission on 12 November 2012. African Press Organization

UN nuclear agency announces talks with Iran next month in Tehran Officials from Iran and the U.N. nuclear watchdog will meet in Tehran next month in an attempt to restart stalled nuclear talks, the international agency announced Friday. AP / Reuters / Xinhua

IAEA says Iran clean-up of Parchin site ‘ongoing’ Possible clean-up activities at an Iranian military base where the UN atomic agency wants to probe evidence of suspected nuclear weapons research are “ongoing,” the watchdog’s head said on Sunday. AFP / AP

Other Nuclear News

Diplomats say US-backed Mideast nuclear talks called off over Arab-Israeli rifts Attempts to find Arab-Israeli common ground on banning weapons of mass destruction from the Mideast have failed, and high-profile talks on the issue have been called off, diplomats said Saturday. AP / Reuters

Moscow urges direct US-Iran talks The Russian government has for the first time publicly encouraged the US and Iran to begin direct one-to-one negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear programme, arguing that the creation of a negotiating channel between Washington and Tehran could help avert conflict. FT

First Australian yellowcake arrives in Russia The first consignment of natural uranium from Australia has arrived in Russia five years after the two nations signed a bilateral agreement enabling such trade to take place. WNN

Korean nuclear plant fracture ‘not serious’ The fractures found at the Yeonggwang nuclear power complex in South Korea have been described as ‘not serious’ by an official at the country’s nuclear watchdog. Power Engineering

NRC Staff Say More Nuclear Plant Protections Needed After Fukushima Staff for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are recommending that their agency require aging atomic power plants in the United States to make upgrades that could reduce the amount of radioactivity released into the environment following an act of terrorism or a natural disaster. GSN

Klaus rejects Austrian opposition to nuke energy Czech President Vaclav Klaus cannot understand the sharp Austrian opposition to nuclear energy, he told Austrian daily Kronen Zeitung before his visit to Vienna this week. CTK

Opinion and Analysis

Nuclear Regulation Authority’s integrity being put to the test Asahi Shimbun