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UN nuclear chief: Inspection curbs limiting Iran monitoring

Nov. 24, 2021 11:49 AM EST

VIENNA (AP) — The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog warned Wednesday his inspectors are close to being unable to “guarantee” they know what's going on at all of Iran's nuclear sites. Rafael Mariano Grossi's words sharply contrasted with the optimistic tone his...

UN nuclear watchdog chief presses for more access in Iran

Nov. 23, 2021 11:29 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The head of the United Nations' atomic watchdog met Tuesday with Iranian officials to press for greater access in the Islamic Republic ahead of diplomatic talks restarting over Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers. Rafael Mariano Grossi...

UN atomic watchdog: Iran further raising nuclear stockpile

Nov. 17, 2021 15:04 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — The United Nations' atomic watchdog says it believes that Iran has further increased its stockpile of highly enriched uranium in breach of a 2015 accord with world powers. The International Atomic Energy Agency told member nations in its confidential...

UN experts review plans for release of Fukushima plant water

Nov. 15, 2021 04:21 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A team from the U.N. nuclear agency arrived in Japan on Monday to assess preparations for the release into the ocean of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant. The six experts on the team from the International Atomic Energy...

IAEA chief: Iran inspections like flying in heavy clouds

Nov. 02, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The head of the U.N. atomic watchdog has compared his agency's efforts to monitor Iran's nuclear program to flying through dense clouds, warning that the situation can't continue for much longer. The International Atomic Energy Agency has been...

UN atomic agency head to visit Iran as nuke talks uncertain

Oct. 19, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.N.’s atomic watchdog plans to visit Iran before the end of next month amid questions about whether Iran will return to negotiations aimed at reviving the languishing 2015 nuclear deal. International Atomic Energy Agency chief...

Iran's nuclear chief admits removal of damaged IAEA cameras

Sep. 15, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran acknowledged on Wednesday that it had removed several surveillance cameras installed by U.N. nuclear inspectors at a centrifuge assembly site that came under a mysterious attack earlier this year. The chief of the country's nuclear program,...

Iran to allow new memory cards in UN's nuclear site cameras

Sep. 12, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran agreed Sunday to allow international inspectors to install new memory cards into surveillance cameras at its sensitive nuclear sites and to continue filming there, potentially averting a diplomatic showdown this week. The announcement by...

Iran says UN atomic agency head arriving in Tehran for talks

Sep. 11, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says that the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency is arriving in the country for talks with Iranian officials. Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran’s envoy to the IAEA, said in a tweet that Rafael Grossi is arriving Saturday, and will travel to...