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 13, 2012

IAEA in the News

Iran Denies Clean-Up of Suspect Military Base Iran on Monday denied it is sanitizing a suspect military base where the U.N. atomic watchdog wants to probe evidence of possible weapons research. AFP / Press TV

Other Nuclear News

US weighs broader nuke deal with Iran Officials say the U.S. is considering a new approach in negotiations to curb Iran’s nuclear program that would ease economic sanctions faster than previously offered if Tehran makes greater concessions than it has ever discussed. AP / FT

IEA cuts global forecast for growth in nuclear capacity The International Energy Agency has cut its 2011 projections for growth in installed nuclear power capacity by 10% to 580 gigawatts in 2035 in its latest World Energy Outlook issued Monday, Fatih Birol, chief economist of the Paris-based agency told a news conference in London to present the report. Platts / WNN

GCC review peaceful nuclear development Addressing members of the third annual seminar on weapons of mass destruction and hazards posed by nuclear incidents, the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abulatif Al-Zayyani said they will be setting up a nuclear radiation monitoring center which would be used to keep an eye on the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and avoid radiation hazards. Middle East Confidential

Belarus ready to train nuclear energy personnel for Bangladesh Belarus is ready to help Bangladesh with training personnel for the nuclear power engineering industry. The statement was made by Belarusian First Deputy Education Minister Mr Alexander Zhuk in Dhaka on 12 November, BelTA has learned. BelTA

Secrecy cloaks South Korea’s civil nuclear programme South Korea’s government should resume publishing polls on nuclear safety after a loss of public confidence in the sector in the wake of Japan’s Fukushima disaster, an opposition South Korean lawmaker said on Tuesday. Reuters

African Nuclear Weapon-Free-Zone Treaty Conference of the African Nuclear Weapon-Free-Zone Treaty – The Second Conference of the African Nuclear Weapon-Free-Zone Treaty, the Treaty of Pelindaba, will be held this Monday and Tuesday at African Union Headquarters here in Addis Ababa (November 12th-13th). Actualite Afrique

Opinion and Analysis

The Need for U.S.-Iran Talks NYT

Cutting the U.S. nuclear arsenal can help cut the deficit WP

TEPCO’s request for more funds a payback for gov’t dodging responsibility Mainichi