Category: Press Releases

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano’s Statement to the Board of Governors »

25 August 2015 Madam Chairperson, I requested that this meeting of the Board of Governors be convened to consider the implications for the Agency of UN Security Council resolution 2231. My report on Verification and Monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 outlines the Council’s request […]

Statement by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano »

I am disturbed by statements suggesting that the IAEA has given responsibility for nuclear inspections to Iran. Such statements misrepresent the way in which we will undertake this important verification work. The separate arrangements under the Road-map agreed between the IAEA and Iran in July are confidential and I have a legal obligation not to […]

IAEA receives information from Iran under Road-map agreement »

Iran today provided the IAEA with its explanation in writing and related documents as agreed in the Road-map for the clarification of past and present outstanding issues regarding Iran’s nuclear programme, concluded between the IAEA and the Islamic Republic of Iran on 14 July 2015.   Press contacts Press Office Office of Public Information and […]

IAEA Mission Reviews Indonesia’s Regulatory Framework for Nuclear and Radiation Safety »

Jakarta, Indonesia An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts today concluded a 12-day mission to review Indonesia’s regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team concluded that Indonesia, through its Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency (BAPETEN), is implementing a framework that provides for the protection of public health […]

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano’s Statement to Media After Meeting U.S. Senators on Iran »

Washington “Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen. I am pleased I had this opportunity to talk with members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about the IAEA’s important role in monitoring and verifying nuclear-related measures under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. We also discussed the separate Road-map to resolve past issues which the Agency […]

IAEA Director General to Meet U.S. Senators on Iran »

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano will travel to Washington next week to meet members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Mr Amano welcomed an invitation letter he received from the Senators early on 31 July, and will meet with them on 5 August to discuss the IAEA’s role in verifying and monitoring nuclear-related […]

IAEA Director General Amano’s remarks to the press on agreements with Iran »

Vienna, Austria (as prepared for delivery) “Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen. Two important agreements regarding Iran’s nuclear programme have been concluded today. I am very pleased that a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has been reached between Iran and the E3+3 group of countries. This paves the way for the peaceful resolution of a controversy […]

Statement by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano »

Director General’s statement on the announcement by the E3/EU + 3 and Iran on the agreement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action “I congratulate Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union for reaching this joint comprehensive plan of action following many months of tireless negotiations. I welcome this agreement […]

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano’s Statement on Road-map »

“I have just signed the Road-map between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the IAEA for the clarification of past and present outstanding issues regarding Iran’s nuclear programme. “The text has been signed on behalf of Iran by the country’s Vice-President, and President of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Mr Ali Akbar Salehi. “This […]

Road-map for the Clarification of Past and Present Outstanding Issues Regarding Iran’s Nuclear Programme »

1. On 14 July 2015, the Director General Yukiya Amano and the Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, President of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi signed in Vienna a “Road-map for the clarification of past and present outstanding issues regarding Iran’s nuclear program”. The IAEA and Iran agreed, in continuation […]

IAEA Reviews Operational Safety at Japanese Nuclear Power Station »

An international team of nuclear safety experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today completed an assessment of operational safety at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station in Japan. The Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) noted a series of good practices and made recommendations to reinforce some safety measures during the mission, which was […]

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano remarks to media in Vienna »

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen, As you know, the IAEA has intensified engagement with P5+1 and Iran in order to make the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action technically sound. On July 2 I went to Tehran and met with President Rouhani and Admiral Shamkhani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, in order to accelerate the […]

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano’s statement on visit to Iran »

I travelled to Tehran on Thursday for meetings with President Hassan Rouhani and the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani. It follows meetings in Vienna with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Iranian officials. The purpose of the visit was to advance work towards the resolution of all outstanding issues regarding Iran’s nuclear […]

IAEA Director General to visit Iran »

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano travels to Tehran today for meetings with President Hassan Rouhani and other senior Iranian officials on Thursday. Discussions are expected to address ongoing cooperation between the IAEA and the Islamic Republic of Iran under the Framework for Cooperation, and how to accelerate the resolution of all outstanding issues related to […]

IAEA Reviews Nigeria’s Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development »

Abuja, Nigeria – An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded a two-week mission to review infrastructure development for a new nuclear power programme in Nigeria. The Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) was carried at the invitation of the Nigerian Government. The INIR team, in its closing meeting on 26 June with […]

IAEA Reviews Nigeria’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Framework »

23 June 2015 Abuja, Nigeria – An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts today concluded a 10-day mission to review the emergency preparedness and response framework in Nigeria. The Emergency Preparedness Review (EPREV) was carried out at the invitation of the Nigerian Government. The team included five experts from Cuba, Croatia, Hungary, Pakistan […]

IAEA Mission Reviews Croatia’s Regulatory Framework for Radiation Safety »

Zagreb, Croatia An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of senior regulators today concluded a 10-day mission to review Croatia’s regulatory framework for radiation safety. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team made recommendations and suggestions to the Government and the State Office for Radiological and Nuclear Safety (SORNS) to help strengthen the effectiveness of […]

IAEA Mission Reviews Finnish Regulatory Framework for Nuclear Safety »

Helsinki, Finland An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of senior regulators today concluded an eight-day mission to review the regulatory framework for radiation and nuclear safety in Finland. The team reviewed progress in addressing the findings from an Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission conducted in 2012. The IRRS team concluded that Finland’s Radiation […]

Director General Amano’s Remarks at International Conference on Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors: An Integrated Approach to the Back End of the Fuel Cycle »

Director General Amano’s Remarks at International Conference on Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors:  An Integrated Approach to the Back End of the Fuel Cycle(As prepared for delivery)Vienna, Austria, 16 June 2015 Thank you, Madam President. Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am pleased to welcome you to this International Conference on Management […]

IAEA Mission Reviews Armenia’s Regulatory Framework for Nuclear and Radiation Safety »

Yerevan, Armenia – An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of safety experts today concluded a 13-day mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in the Republic of Armenia. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service team (IRRS) team found that Armenia has an experienced and dedicated regulatory body for the protection of […]

IAEA Reviews Ghana’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Framework »

Accra, Ghana – An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts concluded a 10-day mission to review the emergency preparedness and response arrangements in the Republic of Ghana. The Emergency Preparedness Review (EPREV) was carried out at the request of the Government of Ghana. Peter Zombori, an expert from Hungary, led the five-person review […]

IAEA Director General Amano’s Introductory Statement to the Board of Governors »

Madam Chairperson, I will begin by congratulating the Republic of Djibouti on becoming the 164th Member State of the IAEA. A number of important reports are on the agenda of this meeting. The Annual Report for 2014 is before you. It serves as the Board’s report to the General Conference. The report provides a thematic […]

IAEA Reviews Safety Progress at Chooz Nuclear Power Plant in France »

Chooz, France – An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of nuclear safety experts today completed an assessment of how the operator of the Chooz Nuclear Power Plant in France has followed up on safety recommendations made during a 2013 review. The Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) found that some of the issues noted in […]

Director General Amano’s Remarks at International Conference on Computer Security in a Nuclear World »

(As prepared for delivery) Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am pleased to welcome you all to this IAEA International Conference on Computer Security in a Nuclear World. Nuclear security is a national responsibility, but the International Atomic Energy Agency, with 164 Member States, plays the central role in helping the world to act in […]

IAEA Expert Mission Reviews Hungary’s Regulatory Framework for Nuclear Safety »

Budapest, Hungary – An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of nuclear and radiation safety experts today concluded a 12-day mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear safety in Hungary. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team found that Hungarian officials were committed to strong regulatory oversight of the country’s nuclear programme and the […]

IAEA Reviews Nuclear Safety Progress at ČEZ in Czech Republic »

Prague, Czech Republic – An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of nuclear safety experts today completed an assessment of how ČEZ a.s., the Czech Republic’s largest electricity company and the operator of the country’s two nuclear power plants, has followed up on safety recommendations issued during an earlier review. The Operational Safety Review Team […]

Third IAEA-led Expert Visit to Collect Marine Samples Offshore Fukushima »

International experts will visit Japan from 18 to 25 May 2015 to collect water and sediment samples from the sea near TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station to support the quality assurance of radioactivity data collection and analysis by the responsible authorities in Japan. The mission follows two previous visits by IAEA experts in September […]

IAEA Issues Report on Fukushima Decommissioning Review »

Vienna, Austria – The International Atomic Energy Agency today released a report containing the assessment of an IAEA expert team that reviewed progress in Japan’s efforts to plan and implement the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. The report, based on findings made during a 9-17 February 2015 visit to Tokyo and the […]

Nuclear Safety Experts Conclude IAEA Peer Review of Swiss Regulatory Framework »

17 April 2015 Brugg, Switzerland – An international team of senior nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded a 10-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) follow-up mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear safety in Switzerland. The team reviewed progress on issues identified in a late 2011 mission, including actions taken to strengthen […]

IAEA Statement »

IAEA and Iran Held Technical Meeting in Tehran on 15 April The IAEA and Iran held a technical meeting in Tehran on 15 April 2015. The two sides discussed the continuation of the implementation of the Framework for Cooperation. In this context, they had a constructive exchange on the two practical measures under discussion. The […]

IAEA and Iran to hold technical meeting in Tehran on 15 April »

The IAEA and Iran have agreed to hold a technical meeting in Tehran on 15 April 2015. The IAEA delegation will be headed by Tero Varjoranta, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards. The two sides will discuss the continuation of the implementation of the Framework for Cooperation. Press Contacts IAEA Press […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of the United Arab Emirates Nuclear Emergency Plans for Barakah Nuclear Power Plant »

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – A team of experts concluded an 11-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to review the emergency preparedness and response arrangements in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant. The mission was carried out at the invitation of the UAE government. Raoul Awad, Director General, […]

IAEA Experts to Visit Fukushima for Additional Information on Contaminated Water Management »

International Atomic Energy Agency experts will visit Japan from 17 to 21 April 2015 to obtain additional information on the management of contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, run by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). The visit complements the 3rd IAEA International Peer Review Mission on Mid- and Long-Term Roadmap Towards the […]

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

Mumbai, India – Senior international nuclear safety experts today concluded a 12-day International Atomic Energy Agency mission to review India’s regulatory framework for safety of nuclear power plants (NPPs). In its preliminary findings, the Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team noted that the Republic of India has forecast that nuclear power generation in India will […]

IAEA Statement »

Following last month’s meeting between Director General Amano and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif and the follow-up discussions between the Director General and Deputy Foreign Minister Araghchi, the IAEA and Iran met on 9 March in Tehran and discussed the continuation of the implementation of the Framework for Cooperation. In this context, they further exchanged information on […]

IAEA and Iran to hold technical meeting in Tehran »

The IAEA and Iran have agreed to hold a technical meeting in Tehran on 9 March 2015. The IAEA delegation will be headed by Tero Varjoranta, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards. IAEA Press Office[43] 1 2600 [email protected]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Malta’s Radiation Safety Regulatory Framework »

Valletta, Malta – Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded a 10-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to review Malta’s regulatory framework for radiation safety. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team made recommendations and suggestions to the government and the Radiation Protection Board to help them strengthen the effectiveness of […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Review of Slovakia Regulatory Framework for Nuclear Safety »

Bratislava, Slovakia – Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded an eight-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) follow-up mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear safety in Slovakia. The Team reviewed progress in addressing the findings from an Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission conducted in 2012. The Team met with […]

DG Amano Introductory Statement to the Board of Governors 2 March 2015 »

Vienna, Austria Madam Chairperson, I will begin by congratulating Guyana on becoming the 163rd Member State of the IAEA. Nuclear Safety and Security Madam Chairperson, Progress continues to be made in implementation of the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety. I am pleased to note that IAEA Operational Safety Review (OSART) missions have observed significant […]

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in Japan »

Tokyo, Japan – A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts today completed a mission to review national nuclear security practices in Japan. Starting 16 February, the IAEA conducted a two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission at the request of Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA). The mission reviewed the nation’s nuclear security […]

IAEA statement following meeting with Iran »

Director General Yukiya Amano of the International Atomic Energy Agency met today, 24 February, with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister S. Abbas Araghchi, at IAEA headquarters in Vienna. It was a follow-up meeting to talks held between Director General Amano and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Munich on 7 February. Today’s meeting was useful […]

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

Tokyo, Japan – An IAEA expert team today completed a third 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 took place from 9 to 17 February 2015. The 15-member […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Review of United Arab Emirates Regulatory Framework for Nuclear Safety »

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded a 9-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) follow-up mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Team reviewed progress in addressing the findings from an initial Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of the Republic of Korea’s Regulatory Framework for Nuclear Safety »

Daejeon, Republic of Korea – 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 Republic of Korea. The team reviewed progress following a 2011 mission. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) follow-up […]

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in Armenia »

12 December 2014 | Yerevan, Armenia – A team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts today completed a mission to review national nuclear security practices in Armenia. The IAEA conducted a two-week International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) mission at the request of Armenia’s Government. The mission reviewed the country’s nuclear security-related legislative and […]

IAEA Concludes Operational Safety Review Mission at EDF France »

Paris, France – An international team of nuclear safety experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), today completed a review of corporate performance at the French electric utility company, Électricité de France S.A. (EDF). The Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) was assembled at the request of the French Government and noted a series […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of France’s Regulatory Framework for Nuclear Safety »

Paris, France – A team of senior international nuclear and radiation safety experts today concluded a 12-day International Atomic Energy Agency mission to review the French regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team found that the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) operates as an independent regulatory body and […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of the Netherlands’ Nuclear Regulatory Framework »

The Hague, Netherlands – Senior international nuclear and radiation safety experts today concluded a 12-day mission to review the Netherlands’ regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team found that the Dutch counterparts were committed to regulating the country’s small but diverse nuclear programme and the use of radiation […]

Making food safer and fighting food fraud with nuclear techniques »

The increasing use of nuclear techniques to make food safer, to detect unsafe food and to fight food fraud – the deliberate mislabelling of food products – will be discussed at an international symposium to be held 10-13 November 2014 at the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters in Vienna. All sessions of the event are […]

IAEA Experts to Visit Japan to Present Results of Fukushima Seawater Analysis Comparison, Take New Samples »

Follow IAEA on… Not interested anymore? Unsubscribe 31 October 2014 Media Advisory IAEA Experts to Visit Japan to Present Results of Fukushima Seawater Analysis Comparison, Take New Samples IAEA Experts to Visit Japan to Present Results of Fukushima Seawater Analysis Comparison, Take New Samples Two IAEA marine experts will visit Japan from 4 to 7 November 2014 to […]

IAEA Concludes Safety Review at France’s Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant »

Flamanville, France – An international team of nuclear safety experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today completed an assessment of operational safety at the Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant in France. The Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) was assembled at the request of the French Nuclear Safety Regulatory Authority (ASN). The in-depth review, […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Cameroon’s Regulatory Framework for Radiation Safety »

Yaoundé, Cameroon – A team of senior international radiation safety experts today concluded a 10-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to review the regulatory framework for radiation safety in the Republic of Cameroon. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team made recommendations and suggestions to the regulatory body and the Government to help them […]

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 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 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 […]

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Viet Nam’s Radiation and Nuclear Regulatory Framework »

Hanoi – Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded a 10-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to review how Viet Nam’s regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety has incorporated recommendations and suggestions from an earlier review, conducted in 2009. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) follow-up mission, requested by the […]

IAEA and FAO honour achievements in radiation-supported plant breeding »

Awards honouring teams of scientists who have helped increase food security by using radiation to breed better crop varieties were presented today by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano. Mutation breeding, which uses radiation to mimic natural plant mutation events, is a well-established method that enables plant breeders to work with farmers to develop variations of […]

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

Ljubljana – Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts today concluded an eight-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety at the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration (SNSA). The team reviewed measures taken to address the recommendations and suggestions made during an earlier Integrated Regulatory Review […]

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 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 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 […]

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 […]