Latest International Atomic Energy Agency News

UN nuclear agency's board votes to censure Iran for failing to cooperate fully with the watchdog

Jun. 05, 2024 21:32 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear watchdog's board on Wednesday censured Iran for failing to cooperate fully with the agency, diplomats said, calling on Tehran to provide answers in a long-running investigation and reverse its decision to bar several experienced U.N. inspectors. ...

UN monitor says Russia recognizes it would be unsafe now to restart Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Jun. 03, 2024 10:31 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Russia may eventually restart the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant that it seized in southeastern Ukraine but shares the view of international monitors that it's not practical and possibly dangerous to do so now, the U.N. nuclear watchdog chief said Monday. International...

Iran further increases its stockpile of uranium enriched to near weapons-grade levels, watchdog says

May. 27, 2024 18:21 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has further increased its stockpile of uranium enriched to near weapons-grade levels, according to a confidential report on Monday by the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, the latest in Tehran's attempts to steadily exert pressure on the international community. ...

Iran and the UN nuclear agency are still discussing how to implement a 2023 deal on inspections

May. 07, 2024 13:48 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Iran and the United Nations' nuclear watchdog are still negotiating over how to implement a deal struck last year to expand inspections of the Islamic Republic's rapidly advancing atomic program, officials said Tuesday. The acknowledgment by the International...

The UN nuclear watchdog chief travels to Iran as its monitoring remains hampered

May. 06, 2024 10:19 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of the United Nations' atomic watchdog traveled Monday to Iran, where his agency faces increasing difficulty in monitoring the Islamic Republic's rapidly advancing nuclear program as tensions remain high in the wider Middle East over the Israel-Hamas war. ...

The UN's nuclear watchdog chief will visit Iran next week as concerns rise about uranium enrichment

May. 01, 2024 07:41 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog will travel to Iran next week as Tehran's nuclear program enriches uranium a step away from weapons-grade levels and international oversight remains limited, officials said Wednesday. Rafael Mariano Grossi's visit...

IAEA team inspects treated radioactive water release from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

Apr. 24, 2024 10:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A team of experts from the U.N. nuclear agency inspected the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Wednesday for a review of its discharge of treated radioactive wastewater into the Pacific. The International Atomic Energy Agency inspection was part of a...

IAEA warns that attacks on a nuclear plant in Russian-controlled Ukraine put the world at risk

Apr. 15, 2024 18:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and Ukraine on Monday traded blame before the United Nations Security Council for the attacks on Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said have put the world “dangerously close to a nuclear accident.” ...

Operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant prepares to restart another plant

Apr. 15, 2024 09:18 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said on Monday that it has obtained permission from safety regulators to start loading atomic fuel into a reactor at its only operable plant in north-central Japan, which it is keen to restart for the first...

UN atomic watchdog says the status of Russian-occupied Ukraine nuclear plant is 'extremely serious'

Apr. 09, 2024 09:45 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An explosion caused by an alleged drone attack at Europe’s largest nuclear plant in Ukraine on Tuesday posed no direct threat to its safety but underscored the “extremely serious situation” at the facility that repeatedly has been caught in the war 's crossfire, the...