Category: Press Releases

Tsetse fly genome breakthrough brings hope for African farmers »

Understanding DNA code for carrier insect will help scientists working to control livestock disease Rome and Vienna – Scientists have cracked the genetic code of the bloodsucking tsetse fly, prompting hope that the breakthrough will help future efforts to control one of the most devastating livestock diseases in sub-Saharan Africa spread by the insect. The [...]

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 [...]

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, EU Senior Officials Review Nuclear-related Cooperation, Chart Way Ahead »

Vienna, Austria, 21 February 2014 | International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and European Union officials met this week for the second annual Senior Officials Meeting to review and further strengthen their nuclear-related cooperation. The second Senior Officials Meeting followed the visit of IAEA Director General Mr Yukiya Amano in Brussels earlier this month where he [...]

Japan Reports New Water Leak at Fukushima Daiichi; IAEA Sees No Danger to Public »

Japanese authorities have informed the IAEA that a leak from an overflowing water storage tank at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station was detected in the late evening of February 19. About 100 cubic metres of radioactive water leaked to the ground adjacent to the tank storage area before the leak was stopped about six [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

IAEA convenes Board meeting on Iran »

The following is a statement by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano: “I welcome the recent announcement by the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton regarding the implementation of the Joint Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear programme, which is to take effect as of 20 January. “I have received a request from Iran and the [...]

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

Brussels, Belgium – Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded a 12-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in Belgium. The mission reviewed the effectiveness of Belgium’s nuclear regulator, the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of the Russian Federation’s Nuclear Regulatory Framework »

Moscow – Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded a 10-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety at the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia (Rostechnadzor). The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission team said in its preliminary findings [...]

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 [...]