Leaders gather for nuclear summit

2014-03-24 07:42

Nuclear terrorism is officially the main topic for world leaders at a two-day summit in the Netherlands starting, in practice, the Ukraine crisis will likely overshadow those talks.

Iran seen honouring nuclear deal

2014-02-18 07:01

A monthly update by the United Nations atomic watchdog is expected to show later this week that Iran is complying with last year's landmark nuclear agreement.

Iran halts nuke activity after IAEA nod

2014-01-20 14:28

Iran has halted its most sensitive nuclear activity under a ground-breaking deal with world powers, a confidential UN atomic agency report shows.

New Iran sanctions would be a mistake - Gates

2014-01-17 11:05

Proposals by lawmakers to impose new sanctions against Iran would be a mistake that would sabotage a diplomatic deal with Tehran, former Pentagon chief Robert Gates has warned.

Iran's Zarif optimistic as nuke talks resume

2014-01-09 08:11

Iran and world powers will resume talks on activating a landmark nuclear deal to rein in Tehran's nuclear programme, with Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voicing optimism.

Mexico finds stolen radioactive material

2013-12-05 09:26

Mexican authorities have found a stolen medical device containing dangerous radioactive material outside the truck that was carrying it north of Mexico City.

Quake did not damage Iran nuclear plant

2013-11-29 19:00

Iran has told the International Atomic Energy Agency an earthquake near the city of Bushehr did not damage the country's sole nuclear power plant.

Iran freezes nuclear expansion

2013-11-14 23:04

Iran has frozen the expansion of its nuclear activities, in a possible confidence-building measure before talks next week.

Iran eyes nuke deal during IAEA visit

2013-11-09 12:02

Iran expects to sign an accord with the chief of the UN nuclear watchdog on its controversial atomic ambitions, Tehran's ambassador to the agency says.

Iran seeks new approach with atomic agency

2013-10-28 21:54

Iran's top nuclear negotiator has called for a "new approach" in ties with the UN atomic watchdog, kicking off a series of meetings preparing for tough talks with world powers next week.

Iran, atomic agency talks kick off

2013-09-27 12:13

Following a diplomatic frenzy in New York, Iran has gone into talks with the UN atomic agency, their 11th such meeting but the first since President Hassan Rouhani's election.

US, Russia clash over nuke threat

2013-09-09 20:37

The US and Russia have clashed at a UN atomic agency meeting over Moscow's request for an IAEA probe into the risk of US airstrikes on Syria hitting a small reactor.

Governments worry about nuclear terror

2013-07-01 23:17

More action is needed to prevent militants acquiring plutonium or highly-enriched uranium that could be used in bombs, governments have agreed.

UN nuclear chief warns of dirty bombs

2013-07-01 21:11

More action is needed to stop militants acquiring plutonium or highly-enriched uranium that could be used for atomic bombs, nuclear experts and government officials say.

Nuke terror - more talk, less action

2013-06-24 19:35

More than 100 states meeting next week will warn of the threat of nuclear terrorism but without deciding on any concrete new steps to counter the danger.

Iran nuke impasse to dominate IAEA meeting

2013-06-03 13:01

Iran's defiant expansion of its nuclear programme and 10 failed meetings with the IAEA will dominate a gathering of the UN body's board, diplomats and analysts say.

North Korea actions deemed 'troubling'

2013-04-08 22:11

The UN atomic watchdog chief has called North Korea's drive to restart a nuclear site "troubling" and says his team could not detect whether the regime planned a new nuclear test.

UN wants details on ex-nuclear site

2013-03-04 21:05

Syrian rebels who have reportedly captured a suspected nuclear reactor site - destroyed by Israel six years ago - have not been in contact with UN inspectors about visiting it.

IAEA backs Iran on nuclear blast

2013-01-29 22:33

The UN atomic watchdog has backed up Iran's denial of media reports of an explosion at one of the country's most sensitive nuclear plants.

Iran defiant at IAEA meeting

2012-11-30 20:02

Iran has fiercely denied seeking nuclear weapons and threatened to withdraw from a key treaty aimed at stopping their spread.

UN nuclear agency board rebukes Iran

2012-09-13 22:15

The 35-nation board of the UN nuclear agency has rebuked Iran for defying demands to curb sensitive atomic activity and failing to clarify mounting concerns.

US sees 'apparent clean-up' at Iran site

2012-06-05 22:21

A senior US official says Iran is carrying out an apparent clean-up effort at a military site, Parchin, that the UN nuclear watchdog wants to visit.

Nuclear watchdog and Iran agree to talk

2012-05-15 22:47

The United Nations' nuclear watchdog and Iran will meet again next week after a "good exchange of views" during two days of talks on the Islamic state's atomic programme.

Minister: No details on nuke stations

2012-03-06 17:14

No details can be given on the plan to build new nuclear power stations as it is still in its early stages, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters says.

IAEA wraps up talks in Iran: media

2012-01-31 21:33

Three days of talks between a visiting IAEA delegation and Iranian officials have wrapped up with no sign of any breakthrough on tensions over Tehran's nuclear programme, media reported.


Iran nuke deal implemented as planned - IAEA

2014-03-03 13:12

A landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers is being implemented as planned but much remains to be done, the UN nuclear chief say.

Iran to give UN nuclear agency detonator info

2014-02-09 21:06

Iran has agreed to give the UN nuclear agency information and explanations about so-called exploding bridge wire detonators, the IAEA says.

Iran starts implementing nuke deal - report

2014-01-20 11:25

Iran has halted its most sensitive nuclear activity under a deal with world powers, a confidential UN atomic agency report shows, paving the way for the easing of some Western sanctions.

Deadline finally set for Iran nuke agreement

2014-01-13 10:47

Iran has agreed to limit uranium enrichment and to open its nuclear programme to daily inspections by international experts starting 20 January, setting the deadline for a final agreement.

IAEA will inspect Libya's yellowcake

2013-12-10 05:44

The IAEA will inspect Libya's yellowcake uranium stockpiles of which 6 400 barrels have been reported.

Truck carrying radioactive material stolen in Mexico

2013-12-04 15:55

Thieves have made off with a truck in Mexico carrying a dangerous radioactive material used in medical treatments.

IAEA: N Korea images suggest reactor testing

2013-11-28 22:41

Activities observed at North Korea's Yongbyon site have indicated testing ahead of a possible restart to a reactor that could provide it with weapons-grade plutonium.

Iran inspection deal struck

2013-11-11 23:11

Iran has agreed to a wider UN nuclear inspection 'roadmap' but has kept the block on its military site.

UN inspects Fukushima clean-up

2013-11-06 19:03

Inspectors from the UN's nuclear watchdog have arrived in Tokyo to monitor marine pollution near Fukushima as China demands "accurate" information on how the clean up is going.

Iran won't give up nuclear rights: Rowhani

2013-09-10 12:00

Iran will not give up "one iota" of its nuclear rights, Iranian President Hassan Rowhani has told clerics, Mehr news agency reports.

Fukushima leak worse

2013-08-21 22:18

Japan has issued its strongest warning about the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant since the crisis began in 2011, as it struggles to seal a tank that has leaked 300 tons of radioactive water.

Nkoana-Mashabane in nuclear talks

2013-07-01 21:20

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane is in Austria for an international conference on nuclear security.

Japan gets 1st post Fukushima MOX fuel

2013-06-27 18:30

A vessel under armed guard and loaded with reprocessed nuclear fuel from France has arrived at a Japanese port, the first such shipment since the Fukushima disaster.

Iran hides nukes at military site - UN

2013-06-03 17:42

The UN nuclear watchdog chief says Iran may have hidden all traces of its alleged nuclear weapons work at the Parchin military site.

Iran expanding nuclear activities: IAEA

2013-05-23 09:45

Iran is making significant progress in expanding its nuclear programme, including in opening up a potential second route to developing the bomb.

Nuclear power capacity up in 2012

2013-03-05 19:05

The world's nuclear power generation capacity grew again in 2012 after a drop in 2011 in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, according to a draft new UN atomic agency report.

Iran installs enrichment centrifuges

2013-02-13 21:00

Iran has begun installing a new generation of centrifuges at its main uranium enrichment facility, a move that will allow it to vastly increase its pace of uranium enrichment.

Renewed talks on Iranian nuclear probe

2013-01-16 20:05

Senior UN investigators has opened a new round of talks with Iranian officials in the hopes of restarting a probe into allegations that they carried out atomic bomb trigger tests.

Hackers hit UN atomic agency server

2012-11-28 15:59

The UN atomic agency says hackers have accessed one of its computer servers and posted the contact details of some of the watchdog's experts online.

Israel calls Iran greatest nuclear threat

2012-08-28 22:25

Israel says an Arab push to criticize its nuke capabilities takes focus from real threat of Iran.

UN nuclear chief to visit Tehran for talks

2012-05-18 22:10

United Nations nuclear agency chief Yukiya Amano will travel to Tehran for talks with senior Iranian officials, the Vienna-based IAEA says.

Older nuclear plants a safety challenge

2012-03-14 10:00

Eighty percent of the world's nuclear power plants are more than 20 years old, which could impact safety, a draft UN report has said.

Activity at Iran military site: watchdog

2012-03-05 19:11

The UN atomic agency chief says he had information of "activities" at Iran's Parchin military complex, which made a trip there by inspectors probing suspected weapons work all the more important.

IAEA wants nuclear answers from Iran

2012-01-28 22:02

Senior UN nuclear inspectors have headed to Tehran to press Iranian officials to address suspicions that the Islamic state is seeking atomic weapons.

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