Latest International Atomic Energy Agency News

IAEA head: Iran hasn't answered questions on uranium find

Jun. 07, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has failed to answer questions about the discovery of uranium particles at former undeclared sites in the country, the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said Monday, calling on Tehran to provide information “without further delay.” Rafael Grossi,...

UN watchdog: Access to key Iranian data lacking since Feb 23

May. 31, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The United Nations' atomic watchdog hasn't been able to access data important to monitoring Iran's nuclear program since late February when the Islamic Republic started restricting international inspections of its facilities, the agency said Monday. The...

Iran, world powers resume talks on US return to nuclear deal

May. 25, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — World powers opened a fifth round of talks with Iran aimed at bringing the United States back into the landmark 2015 nuclear deal meant to prevent the Islamic Republic from obtaining an atomic bomb, with both sides expressing hope Tuesday that it might be the final series of...

Iran agrees to extend deal on cameras at its nuclear sites

May. 24, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Iran and the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agreed Monday to a one-month extension to a deal on surveillance cameras at Tehran's atomic sites, buying more time for ongoing negotiations seeking to save the country's tattered nuclear deal with world powers. The...

Iran official says nuke inspector deal expired; talks go on

May. 23, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's hard-line parliament speaker said Sunday a temporary deal between Tehran and international inspectors to preserve surveillance images taken at nuclear sites had ended, escalating tensions amid diplomatic efforts to save the Islamic Republic's atomic accord with...

Iran nuclear talks show increasing hopes of a resolution

May. 19, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — World powers met Wednesday for a new round of high-level talks on bringing the United States back into the nuclear deal with Iran amid growing hopes that an agreement might soon be within reach. Enrique Mora, the European Union official who chaired the...

UN watchdog: Iran has enriched uranium to highest purity yet

May. 12, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Iran has enriched uranium to slightly higher purity than previously thought due to “fluctuations” in the process, the United Nations' atomic watchdog said Wednesday. The report underscores the challenges diplomats face in ongoing talks, that began in...

Ukraine opens new nuclear waste site at Chernobyl

Apr. 26, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Monday unveiled a new nuclear waste repository at Chernobyl, the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster that unfolded exactly 35 years ago. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Chernobyl together with Rafael Mariano...

Progress in Iran nuclear talks but resolution still far away

Apr. 19, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — High-level talks in Vienna aimed at bringing the United States back into the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran are moving ahead with experts working on drafting proposals this week, but a solution remains “far away,” Russia's delegate said Monday. The U.S....

Iran starts enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level ever

Apr. 17, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran began enriching uranium Friday to its highest-ever purity, edging close to weapons-grade levels, as it attempts to pressure negotiators in Vienna during talks on restoring its nuclear deal with world powers after an attack on its main enrichment site....