Latest International Atomic Energy Agency News

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Oct. 03, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, said the director general of Ukraine’s and Europe’s largest power plant, Ihor Murashov, has been released from Russian custody after his detention last week. “I welcome the release,” IAEA...

Russia blindfolds, detains Ukraine nuclear plant chief

Oct. 01, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces blindfolded and detained the head of Europe’s largest nuclear plant, Ukraine’s nuclear power provider said Saturday, reigniting long-simmering fears over the plant's security. The alleged kidnapping on Friday apparently took place shortly...

UN nuclear watchdog, Iranian officials meet in Vienna

Sep. 27, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog said he met with his Iranian counterpart in Vienna for talks about an ongoing investigation into manmade uranium particles found at undeclared sites in Iran. “Dialogue has restarted with Iran on clarification of...

With Ukraine nuke plant in peril, UN tries to broker safety

Sep. 21, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Wednesday he met with Ukraine's and Russia's foreign ministers in a bid to establish a safety and security zone around a nuclear plant in southeastern Ukraine that is Europe's largest. The Zaporizhzhia power plant has faced...

UN board calls on Russia to leave Ukraine nuclear plant

Sep. 15, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.N. atomic agency’s 35-nation Board of Governors passed a resolution Thursday calling on Moscow to immediately end its occupation of a Ukrainian nuclear power plant, where shelling of the facility and nearby areas in recent weeks heightened fears of a possible radiation...

Germany's Scholz sees no imminent nuclear deal with Iran

Sep. 12, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz made clear Monday that he doesn't expect an agreement with Iran in the immediate future to restore Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers, though he said there's no reason for Iran not to sign up and European countries would remain...

UN nuclear chief pushes for deal on nuke plant safety zone

Sep. 12, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Monday that he has started consultations with Ukraine and Russia on his call for a “nuclear safety and security protection zone” around the Zaporizhzhia power plant, and the two sides appear to be interested. ...

Russia hits power stations after Ukraine counteroffensive

Sep. 11, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia attacked power stations and other infrastructure Sunday, causing widespread outages across Ukraine as Kyiv’s forces pressed a swift counteroffensive that has driven Moscow's troops from swaths of territory it had occupied in the northeast. The...

Last reactor at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant stopped

Sep. 11, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Europe's largest nuclear plant has been reconnected to Ukraine's electricity grid, allowing engineers to shut down its last operational reactor in an attempt to avoid a radiation disaster as fighting rages in the area. The six-reactor Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power...

UN atomic watchdog: Iran increases uranium stockpile further

Sep. 07, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. atomic watchdog said Wednesday it believes Iran has further increased its stockpile of uranium that is highly enriched to one short, technical step away from weapons-grade levels. The International Atomic Energy Agency also voiced increasing concerns over...