Category: Announcements

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in Indonesia »

Jakarta – A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts today completed a two-week mission to review nuclear security practices in Indonesia. At the request of the Indonesian Government, the IAEA conducted an International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission that reviewed the current status of the State’s Physical Protection Regime of nuclear and […]

IAEA concludes follow-up review of Malaysia rare earth plant »

Putrajaya, Malaysia – An international IAEA expert team has concluded a follow-up mission to conduct an independent review of radiation safety at the Lynas rare earth processing facility near Kuantan in Malaysia, which generates very low level radioactive waste. The mission, carried out at the request of the Malaysian government, reviewed progress on 11 recommendations […]

IAEA to Host International Symposium on Safeguards »

IAEA and international experts will discuss current and future challenges facing the nuclear verification regime at a five-day symposium on international safeguards in Vienna, Austria next week. More than 700 international experts will address new and existing safeguards technologies, techniques and approaches during the event, which starts Monday, 20 October 2014. The opening plenary features […]

IAEA to help West African countries diagnose Ebola »

Vienna – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will provide specialized diagnostic equipment to help Sierra Leone in its efforts to combat an ongoing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano announced today. Later, the support is planned to be extended to Liberia and Guinea. The support is in line with a UN […]

IAEA Conference on Fusion Energy to Start 13 October 2014 in St. Petersburg, Russia »

The 25th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC 2014) will be held 13-18 October in Saint Petersburg, the Russian Federation. The event, hosted by the Government of the Russian Federation through the Rosatom Nuclear Energy State Corporation, provides a forum for the discussion of key physics and technology issues as well as innovative concepts of direct […]

IAEA and Iran hold technical meetings in Tehran »

On 7 and 8 October 2014, the IAEA and the Islamic Republic of Iran held technical meetings within the Framework for Cooperation that was agreed between the parties in November 2013. During the meetings, the two sides held discussions in relation to the implementation of the two practical measures relating to the initiation of high explosives and […]

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flight Demo »

The IAEA Nuclear Science and Instrumentation Laboratory will demonstrate an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) commonly known as a “drone” at the VIC plaza on Thursday 25 September from 14:00 to 16:00. These vehicles are useful for environmental mapping of radiation levels and monitoring of hard to reach or potentially hazardous areas. Experts will give a […]

DG Amano Opening Statement to the 58th IAEA General Conference 22 September »

Mr President, I will begin by welcoming three new Member States which have joined the Agency since the last General Conference: the Bahamas, Brunei Darussalam and San Marino. Mr President, In my visits to Member States all over the world, I become more and more convinced of the vital importance of science and technology for […]

IAEA experts to visit Japan for Fukushima seawater sampling »

Two IAEA experts will visit Japan from 8 to 14 September 2014 to collect water samples from the sea near TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, in an exercise to support high-quality gathering and analysis of radioactivity data by the responsible authorities in Japan. The visit by the experts is the first follow-up activity to […]

IAEA Director General comments on visit to Iran »

Tehran – IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano visited the Islamic Republic of Iran on 17 August, and held meetings with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr Hassan Rouhani; Vice-President and Chairman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Dr Ali Akbar Salehi; and Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif. During […]

IAEA Director General to visit Iran »

The Director General of the IAEA, Yukiya Amano, will visit Iran for meetings on 17 August 2014 with Iranian leaders and senior officials. The visit is part of the efforts to advance dialogue and cooperation between the Agency and Iran.

IAEA statement on seized nuclear material in Iraq »

The following is a statement attributable to IAEA Spokesperson Gill Tudor on reports that Iraq has notified the United Nations that nuclear material has been seized from Mosul University: ‘The IAEA is aware of the notification from Iraq and is in contact to seek further details. On the basis of the initial information we believe the material […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Jordan’s Nuclear Regulatory Framework »

Amman, Jordan – Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded an 11-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in Jordan. The mission team said in its preliminary findings that Jordan’s nuclear regulator, the Energy and Minerals Regulatory […]

Clarification on RIA Novosti story »

On 21 May, RIA Novosti news agency published a story headlined ‘IAEA Says Impossible for Ukraine to Switch to US Nuclear Fuel‘, based on apparent remarks by an Agency official during a news conference in Moscow. There was some confusion about the official’s remarks, which were made in Russian. The resulting RIA Novosti story does […]

Joint Statement by Iran and IAEA »

On 20 May 2014 the IAEA and the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran) held another technical meeting within the Framework for Cooperation agreed between the parties last November. During the meeting the two sides reviewed the good progress that had been made on the seven practical measures that were agreed three months ago. Iran and […]

IAEA statement following meeting with Iran »

Today the Agency and Iran held another technical meeting where progress was reviewed on the implementation of the practical measures that were agreed three months ago under the Framework for Cooperation. The Agency noted that Iran has taken several actions and that some related work continues.   Discussions on additional practical measures to be implemented […]

IAEA Director General Amano meets H.E. Mr Shimon Peres, President of Israel »

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano met with President Shimon Peres of Israel on 31 March 2014, during the President’s State Visit to Austria. During their meeting, the Director General and President Peres discussed areas of common interest. They discussed ongoing cooperation between Israel and the Agency in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.  “Israel is […]

Malfunction briefly leaves radioactive IAEA lab source exposed »

Equipment containing radioactive material at the IAEA’s Laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria, briefly malfunctioned on 24 March 2014 when its protective shield temporarily failed. While undergoing maintenance, the protective shield of a gamma source used for blood and insect irradiation became blocked in an unsafe position until IAEA safety staff restored the source into a safe […]

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in the Republic of Korea »

Daejeon, Republic of Korea (ROK) — A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts today completed a mission to review national nuclear security practices in the Republic of Korea. At the request of the Government of the ROK, the IAEA conducted a two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission that reviewed the nation’s […]

IAEA Hosts International Experts’ Meeting on Radiation Protection after the Fukushima Accident »

Vienna – An IAEA International Experts’ Meeting (IEM) on Radiation Protection after the Fukushima Daiichi Accident- Promoting Confidence and Understanding, began today in Vienna. During the week-long meeting, experts on radiation protection will discuss such topics such as the management of radiation exposures, potential health effects from the March 2011 accident at TEPCO’ Fukushima Daiichi […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of the US Nuclear Regulatory Framework »

Washington, D.C., United States of America – An international team of senior nuclear safety experts today concluded a nine-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to review the regulatory framework for the safety of operating nuclear power plants in the United States of America (USA). The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission was a follow-up […]

Update: Remarks by IAEA Deputy Director General Tero Varjoranta »

The following is a transcript of remarks to reporters today by Tero Varjoranta, IAEA Deputy Director General for Safeguards, upon arrival at the Vienna airport: “I am sure you are all aware of the joint press statement that we made with our Iranian counterparts. As you know, we reviewed the progress so far done after November and of […]

IAEA and Iran conclude talks in connection with the implementation of the Framework for Cooperation »

On 8 and 9 February 2014, the Agency and the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran) held constructive technical meetings within the Framework for Cooperation that was agreed between the parties last November. During the meetings, the two sides reviewed progress on the implementation of the six initial practical measures that were agreed three months ago. […]

IAEA and Iran Joint Media Statement in Connection with the Implementation of the Framework for Cooperation, 9 February 2014 »

 “On 8 and 9 February 2014, the Agency and the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran) held constructive technical meetings within the Framework for Cooperation that was agreed between the parties last November. During the meetings, the two sides reviewed progress on the implementation of the six initial practical measures that were agreed three months ago. […]

World Cancer Day: Learn How the IAEA Assists Member States in the Fight Against Cancer »

Ahead of World Cancer Day on 4 February, the International Atomic Energy Agency is inviting journalists to learn about the Agency’s cancer-related work during an informal, on-the-record discussion hosted by Kwaku Aning, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation. The event is set to start at 11:00 on Friday 31 […]

IAEA Head Reports Status of Iran’s Nuclear Programme »

Vienna, Austria - The following is a statement by Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency: “I have reported today to the Board of Governors the status, as of 20 January 2014, of Iran’s nuclear programme in relation to the Joint Plan of Action agreed between the E3/EU+3 and Iran on 24 November […]

Remarks by IAEA Deputy Director General Tero Varjoranta »

The following is an edited transcript of remarks to media today by Tero Varjoranta, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards: “Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. As I’m sure you all already know, we have issued the first status report today to the Board of Governors, showing the factual situation as of […]

Mexico safely recovers abandoned radioactive source »

Mexico has told the IAEA’s Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) that it has safely recovered the dangerous radioactive source that had been abandoned in a field after being stolen last week. Mexico’s nuclear regulator, the Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias (CNSNS), said the delicate and complex recovery operation was successfully completed on the […]

Statement by IAEA and Iran following technical talks in Vienna »

Following technical talks between IAEA and Iranian experts in Vienna today, here is a transcript of a joint statement by the IAEA and Iran as read by Tero Varjoranta, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards: “Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. I have a joint statement to make. We had a […]

Mexico prepares to recover dangerous radioactive source from field »

Mexico has told the IAEA’s Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) that it is finalising plans for the safe recovery of the dangerous radioactive source that appears to have been abandoned in a field, after the truck transporting it was stolen. Mexico’s nuclear regulator, the Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias (CNSNS), said the delicate […]

Mexico says stolen radioactive source found in field »

Mexico has informed the IAEA’s Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) that it has located a dangerous radioactive source that had been missing since the truck on which it was being transported was stolen on 2 December. Mexico’s Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias (CNSNS) said law enforcement authorities tracked the teletherapy device down to […]

Mexico informs IAEA of theft of dangerous radioactive source »

Mexico has informed the IAEA’s Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) of the theft of a truck carrying a dangerous radioactive source used in medical treatment.   Mexico’s Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias (CNSNS) said the truck, which was transporting the cobalt-60 teletherapy source from a hospital in the northern city of Tijuana to […]

IAEA Team Completes Review of Japan’s Plans to Decommission Fukushima Daiichi »

Tokyo, Japan — An IAEA expert team today completed a review of Japan’s efforts to plan and implement the decommissioning of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The International Peer Review of Japan’s Mid-and-Long-Term Roadmap towards the Decommissioning of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Units 1-4 conducted its visit from 25 November to 4 […]

Iran tells IAEA no quake damage found at Bushehr NPP »

Iran informed the IAEA’s Incident and Emergency Centre on 28 November 2013 that no damage had been found at Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit an area some 65 km northeast of the plant at approximately 14:00 UTC. It said the plant, which was in operation at the time of the earthquake, […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Czech Nuclear Regulatory Framework »

Prague, Czech Republic – An international team of senior nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded a 12-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in the Czech Republic. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission team said in its preliminary findings that the Czech […]

DG Amano Introductory Statement to IAEA Board of Governors »

Mr Chairman, I will begin by congratulating the Republic of San Marino on becoming the 160th Member State of the IAEA. Technical Cooperation           Mr Chairman, As you know, the meeting of the Technical Assistance and Cooperation Committee ended yesterday. I am grateful for the strong support for the Agency’s TC activities shown by Member […]

Statement by IAEA Director General on Geneva agreement »

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano issued the following statement today following the agreement in Geneva between the P5+1 and Iran: “The IAEA welcomes the agreement reached in Geneva, which is another important step forward following the agreement reached between the Agency and Iran on 11 November in Tehran. With the agreement of the IAEA’s Board […]

Morocco, International Organizations and IAEA Member States Conduct “Bab Al Maghrib” Exercise to Test Emergency Response to Dirty Bomb Attack »

Planning for the unthinkable, “accident State” Morocco and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have prepared a two-day emergency exercise starting on 20 November 2013 during which the response to a dirty bomb explosion will be assessed. Fifty-eight States and 10 international organizations will test their national and international preparedness to respond to a radiological […]

Statement by IAEA and Iran following technical talks in Tehran »

Following technical talks between IAEA and Iranian experts in Tehran today, here is the text of a joint statement read by Tero Varjoranta, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards, and H.E Ambassador Reza Najafi of the Islamic Republic of Iran: “Iran and the IAEA held constructive technical discussions to follow […]

IAEA Director General Comments on Cooperation Framework with Iran »

Tehran – The following are remarks by the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, at a news conference after he signed a Joint Statement on a Framework for Cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran:

IAEA, Iran Sign Joint Statement on Framework for Cooperation »

11 November | Tehran – The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran today signed the following “Joint Statement on a Framework for Cooperation”. JOINT STATEMENT ON A FRAMEWORK FOR COOPERATION The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran) have agreed […]

Updated: Media events during upcoming IAEA General Conference »

Press Activities for the GC 2013 – please see www.iaea.org/press  for updates throughout the week. Date Time Topic Description Location 17 Sep 10:00   The UK Mission will hold a press briefing with Baroness Verma, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy & Climate Change. We will hold it on a London […]