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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 Director General Yukiya Amano speech at International Conference on Advances in Nuclear Forensics, 7 July 2014 »

Thank you, Madam President. Good morning, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am pleased to see so many of you here for this IAEA International Conference on Advances in Nuclear Forensics. Your presence is a reflection of the growing importance which the countries of the world attach to preventing nuclear and other radioactive materials from being […]

Rescheduled: IAEA briefing in advance of the International Conference on Nuclear Forensics »

3 July 2014 Participants in an IAEA-organized Conference starting 7 July 2014 will review nuclear forensics as an essential element of security infrastructure and discuss recent developments related to the application of nuclear forensics in support of law enforcement investigations and nuclear security assessments. Mechanisms for achieving further international cooperation and enhancing IAEA support to […]

IAEA Team Reviews Safety Progress at Bulgarian Nuclear Power Plant »

Kozloduy, Bulgaria – An international team of nuclear installation safety experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today completed an assessment of how the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Bulgaria has followed up on an Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) mission undertaken in 2012. Follow-up missions are standard components of the OSART […]

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 […]

IAEA Team Reviews Safety Progress at Swiss Nuclear Power Plant »

Mühleberg, Switzerland – An international team of nuclear installation safety experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today completed an assessment of how the Mühleberg Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Switzerland has followed up on an Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) mission undertaken in October 2012. Follow-up missions are standard components of the […]

IAEA briefing, meeting to offer insights into nuclear fuel cycle »

Participants in an IAEA-organized meeting next week will analyse uranium supply-demand scenarios and discuss new developments in uranium geology, exploration, mining and processing, as well as environmental requirements. All sessions of the 23-27 June International Symposium on Uranium Raw Material for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Exploration, Mining, Production, Supply and Demand, Economics and Environmental Issues […]

Director General Amano – Introductory Statement to the Board of Governors »

INTRODUCTORY STATEMENT TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS, Director General Yukiya AMANO Vienna 2 June 2014 Mr Chairman, Since the last meeting of the Board, two countries have applied for membership of the Agency: the Republic of Djibouti and the Union of the Comoros. A number of important reports are on the agenda of this meeting. […]

Press Arrangements for IAEA Board of Governors Meeting, 2-6 June 2014 »

  26 May 2014 | The IAEA Board of Governors will convene a meeting at the Agency’s headquarters starting at 10:30 CEST on Monday, 2 June 2014 in Boardroom C of the C-Building, in the Vienna International Centre (VIC). The Board of Governors meeting is closed to the press. Director General Yukiya Amano will open […]

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 […]

IAEA Team Reviews Safety Progress at French Nuclear Power Plant 19-23 May 2014 »

Gravelines, France – An international team of nuclear installation safety experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has evaluated the Gravelines Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in France to assess how the station has followed up on an Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) mission undertaken in 2012. The IAEA assembled a team of experts […]

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 Mission Concludes Peer Review of Pakistan’s Nuclear Regulatory Framework »

Islamabad – Senior international nuclear experts today concluded a 12-day Integrated  Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency that reviewed Pakistan’s regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety. The mission reviewed the effectiveness of the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) in regulating the safety of the use of nuclear and radioactive […]

IAEA to Host International Conference on Human Resource Development »

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) event next week will focus on the global challenges of capacity building, human resource development, education and training, knowledge management and knowledge networks in the field of nuclear power. The IAEA ‘International Conference on Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes: Building and Sustaining Capacity’, which will be held […]

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 […]

News conference to wrap up Convention on Nuclear Safety Review Meeting »

A review meeting of the Convention on Nuclear Safety will end with a news conference on Friday, 4 April, in Vienna. More than 800 delegates have attended the two-week Sixth Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety. Such meetings are convened every three years to hold peer discussions of the […]

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 […]

Parties to Convention on Nuclear Safety Hold Review Meeting, 24 March to 4 April »

The 76 parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety will start a two-week meeting on Monday, 24 March, in Vienna, to review their work under the Convention. The Sixth Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety will be hosted by the International Atomic Energy Agency, which is the Secretariat for […]

IAEA Hosts International Experts’ Meeting on Severe Accident Management after Fukushima »

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will hold an expert meeting to share knowledge on ways to mitigate the impact of severe nuclear emergencies, drawing on lessons learned from the accident at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The International Experts’ Meeting on Severe Accident Management in the Light of the Accident at the Fukushima […]

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 […]

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 […]

DG Amano – opening remarks at press conference 24 January 2014 »

OPENING REMARKS AT NEWS CONFERENCE Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen. Today, the IAEA Board of Governors held a special meeting to consider the Agency undertaking monitoring and verification of measures to be implemented by Iran in relation to the Joint Plan of Action. The Board expressed its full support and gave its endorsement.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]