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The International Atomic Energy Agency, an autonomous international organization was constituted unanimously on July 29, 1957 by the UN General Assembly with the objectives to promote and energize peaceful and positive use of nuclear energy restricting its utilization for the military purposes worldwide. IAEA is headquartered at Vienna with its 154 members from throughout the world. It has 3 bodies for policymaking and operationalising it among its members in order to salvage the world from the havoc of nuclear energy if it is misutilised. The Board of Governors and The General Conference pass the recommendations to the Secretariat which is headed by Director General who is authoritative to pass the recommendation to make it a law. The IAEA scrutinizes the pertinent function of Nuclear energy, nuclear safety and security as well as its use in a creative way for the welfare of human being and not in a destructive manner. For the safeguarding of nuclear energy and its use, the organization and its present Director General Mohammad EI Baradei were awarded Novel peace prize in 2005.
Washington, May 23 (ANI): Tehran has reportedly upgraded its nuclear program by adding advanced uranium enrichment facilities and building a plutonium-producing reactor according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Vienna, May 15 (IANS) The IAEA will continue trying to finalize nuclear inspection documents regarding Iran's disputed nuclear programme in spite of differences between the two sides, an official said Wednesday.
Tehran, April 24 (Xinhua-ANI): Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will hold a new round of talks over Tehran's nuclear program in May, Press TV reported Wednesday, quoting Iran' s ambassador to the UN nuclear watchdog.
Tokyo, Apr. 24 (ANI): A United Nations nuclear watchdog team has said that Japan may need longer than the projected 40 years to decommission the Fukushima power plant, and urged Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) to improve stability at the facility.
Sydney, Apr 22 (ANI): The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has asked operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to improve 'essential systems'.
Tehran, April 21 (IANS) Iran has rejected a UN Security Council statement calling Tehran's nuclear programme a threat to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Xinhua reported.
Tehran, April 15 (IANS) Iran has dismissed as baseless the media reports suggesting possible radiation leakage at Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) due to last week's earthquake.
Berlin, Apr. 11 (ANI): India and Germany have agreed to intensify further their exchange of views and experience on combating terrorism as well as their practical cooperation in this connection, also in the Indo-German Working Group on counter-terrorism as well as multilateral forums.
Singapore, April 10 (IANS) The Fukushima nuclear disaster may delay the growth of the world nuclear energy market by 10 years, an expert from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Wednesday.
Singapore, April 10 (Xinhua-ANI): The Fukushima nuclear disaster may even delay the growth of world nuclear energy market by ten years, as forecasts have been revised downward repeatedly, a senior expert of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Wednesday.
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): It is possible that Iran was actively seeking nuclear weapons technology after 2003, the head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog has said.
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan was a "big wake up call" to the world on nuclear safety, said UN nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano here Wednesday lauding India's enhanced safety efforts at the Tarapur nuclear power plant.
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano is visiting India amid continuing protests over the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu.
Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano will arrive here on a five-day visit to India Monday, an official said here Saturday.
Vienna, March 6 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) board of governors Wednesday decided to give the agency's Director General Yukiya Amano a new four-year term, Xinhua said, quoting media reports.
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): US Vice-President Joe Biden has said that President Barack Obama's threats to use military force to prevent Iran securing a nuclear weapon are more than idle bluffs.
London, Feb 28 (ANI): New satellite pictures have confirmed that Iran has continued to expand a sensitive military site to conduct experiments relevant to developing a nuclear weapon.
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Satellite images have revealed that Iran is developing a second way to a nuclear weapons capability by operating a plant that could produce plutonium.
Almaty (Kazakhstan), Feb.26 (ANI): Talks between the world's top five powers plus one - United States, France, China, Russia, the United Kingdom and Germany, or the P5+1 and Iran over its controversial nuclear programme opened today in the Kazakh city of Almaty.
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Iran has started installing advanced centrifuge machines for enriching uranium at its nuclear plant at Natanz, the UN's nuclear watchdog has said.
Tehran, Feb 13 (IANS) Iran is continuing the installation of new uranium enrichment centrifuges at the central Natanz facility, the country's nuclear head said Wednesday.
Tehran, Feb 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The upcoming talks on Iran's nuclear programme will be dedicated to reconciling Russian and European proposals on the issue, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has said.
Tehran, Feb 10 (IANS) Iran will not back down on its fundamental rights in the face of international pressure, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday.
Berlin, Feb 4 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi Monday said he was "optimistic" that the new US administration was shifting its approach to his country's disputed nuclear programme.
Munich, Feb 3 (IANS) The sextet of international mediators -- Britain, China, France, Russia, the US and Germany -- will hold talks with Iran on its disputed nuclear programme in Kazakhstan Feb 25, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said Sunday.
Berlin, Feb 1 (IANS) The US was keeping its doors open for direct talks with the Iranian government with regard to its controversial nuclear programme, US Vice President Joe Biden has said.
Moscow, Jan 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and other UN Security Council members have again urged Iran to freeze its uranium enrichment programme, after Tehran announced plans to install new centrifuges at its Natanz nuclear facility, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.
Vienna, Jan 22 (IANS) The next round of talks over probing Iran's disputed nuclear programme between authorities in Tehran and the UN nuclear watchdog will be held Feb 13, a day later than earlier scheduled, Xinhua reported.
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) The US has said it was "deeply disappointed" at Iran's failure to accommodate the UN nuclear watchdog over its controversial nuclear programme.
Vienna, Jan 18 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has failed to reach an agreement with Iranian authorities on the investigation of the latter's disputed nuclear programme, UN nuclear inspectors said here Friday.
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Under fire from the West over its suspect atomic programme, Iran Friday made a strong pitch for deepening relations with India in security and economic ares saying the two countries face "common threats and interests".
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Sharing India's concerns on the re-emergence of the Taliban after NATO pulls out of Afghanistan, Iran said Friday that New Delhi should be involved in the country's peace process.
Moscow, Dec 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran will not cave in to external pressure and halt 20-percent uranium enrichment, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation said Tuesday.
Moscow, Dec 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran has again denied a request by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to allow its experts to visit a suspected nuclear site in the country.
Beijing, Dec. 14 (Xinhua-ANI): A Foreign Ministry spokesman on Friday encouraged Iran to further strengthen cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and called for a new round of talks between Iran and the G5+1 (Russia, China, Britain, France, the U.S. and Germany).
Washington, Dec. 14 (Xinhua-ANI): The Obama administration on Thursday revved up the pressure on Iran over its controversial nuclear program by imposing sanctions on seven more entities and five individuals.
Tehran, Dec. 13 (Xinhua-ANI): The experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) arrived in Tehran Thursday morning for talks on some aspects of Iran's nuclear program, semi-official ISNA news agency reported.
London, Dec 11 (ANI): Israel is thought to have carried out a series of leaks implicating Iran in nuclear weapons experiments in a bid to raise international pressure on Tehran and halt its program, it has emerged.
Wellington, Dec 7 (ANI): A recent hacking attack on the UN nuclear agency's computer servers was not the first time an attempt had been made to break into the organisation's computer system, the head of the agency has said.
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the dangers of proliferation and nuclear weapons falling into the hands of terrorists, India will host a two-day workshop on nuclear security starting Friday.
New Delhi, Nov. 29 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) today informed that a workshop on building new synergies on nuclear security is being organized by India in cooperation with the UN Office of Disarmament Affairs from November 30 to December 1.
Moscow, Nov 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant has been refuelled and is ready to resume operations, the IRNA news agency reported Wednesday.
Sydney, Nov 28 (ANI): The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed that one of its servers had been hacked after a previously unknown group critical of Israel's undeclared nuclear weapons program posted contact details for over 100 experts working for the UN nuclear watchdog.
London, Nov 22 (ANI): The Burmese government has said it is ready to open the country to comprehensive international inspection to make it clear that it does not have a covert nuclear programme.
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Iran is actively working on developing a nuclear weapon, the latest report by the United Nations nuclear watchdog has said.
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) A team of global nuclear experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Wednesday completed a 16-day review of the safety practices at the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station-units 3 and 4 in Rawatbhata.
Tehran, Nov 11 (IANS) Iran's permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh has confirmed the resumption of talks with the UN nuclear watchdog, according to Mehr news agency.
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Marking a milestone in transforming bilateral ties, India and Canada Tuesday announced the conclusion of an agreement to implement their civil nuclear deal that will allow Canadian companies to export uranium and atomic reactors to New Delhi after a gap of 36 years.
New Delhi, Nov.6 (ANI): Canada and India on Tuesday agreed to resolve a dispute over how to implement a two-year-old nuclear co-operation agreement that will see Canadian uranium exported to India for the production of energy.
London, Oct 31 (ANI): A top Israeli minister has said that Iran has drawn back from its ambition to build a nuclear weapon, but added that the respite is only temporary.
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) India's department of atomic energy Friday said it has not given licence to any private party for production of monazite, a beach sand mineral which contains thorium, one of the components used in nuclear plants.
Brussels, Oct 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The EU Monday banned natural gas imports from Iran in a new set of sanctions designed to increase pressure on the country to cooperate in talks on its controversial nuclear programme, foreign ministers of EU countries said.
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Iran is capable of producing enough weapons-grade uranium to arm a nuclear bomb within two to four months, a respected U.S. think tank has warned.
Moscow, Sep 27 (IANS) Exercises in countering nuclear terrorism started here in the Russian capital Thursday that involved 58 countries as well as international observers, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said.
Tehran, Sept. 26 (Xinhua-ANI): Iran's permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh said Iran has offered to stop enriching uranium to a purity level of 20 percent if the West lifts sanctions against Tehran, semi- official Mehr news agency reported Wednesday.
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) India's atomic energy regulator Friday said it has given its nod to Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd (NPCIL) to load enriched uranium fuel rods in the first reactor at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu. The process of loading is underway.
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) India's atomic energy regulator Friday said it has given its nod to Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd (NPCIL) to load enriched uranium fuel rods in the first reactor at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP).
Vienna, Sep 20 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has called on all countries in the Middle East to make a positive commitment to contribute to the establishment of a zone free of nuclear weapons.
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) India is committed to nuclear safety and will implement the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) "Action Plan on Nuclear Safety", a top nuclear expert has said.
Tehran, Sept 18 (ANI): A top Iranian official has revealed that saboteurs have struck the country's newest and most sensitive nuclear facility by blowing up its power supply cables.
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In the wake of growing nuclear safety concerns in India, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will visit Rajasthan in November to carry out an in-depth operational safety review of two atomic power plants there.
Tehran, Sept. 15 (Xinhua-ANI): A senior Iranian lawmaker has said Tehran is ready to help to resolve all the ambiguities concerning Iran's nuclear program, Press TV reported Saturday.
Vienna, Sep 14 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has approved a resolution, urging Iran to comply with its obligations on nuclear issue while expressing "serious concern" over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.
Moscow, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The head of the UN nuclear watchdog urged Iran Monday to grant IAEA inspectors immediate access to the Parchin facility, the agency reported on its website.
United Nations, Sep 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has regretted that Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are yet to reach agreement on resolving Iran 's nuclear issue, and pressed for a "diplomatic and negotiated solution" to the prolonged problem.
Tehran, Aug 31 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said Friday that the report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the country's Parchin military base lacks "technical significance".
Vienna, Aug 31 (IANS) Iran has doubled its capacity in an underground uranium enrichment facility, a new International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report said.
Vienna, Aug 31 (IANS) Iran has doubled its capacity in an underground uranium enrichment facility, according to a new International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report.
Tehran, Aug. 30 (ANI): Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, considered Tehran's atomic weapons guru, who was apparently sidelined several years ago, is back at work, United Nations investigators and U.S. and Israeli officials have said.
Tehran, Aug. 30 (Xinhua-ANI): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged Iran to remove international concerns over its controversial nuclear program.
London, Aug 30 (ANI): A new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is expected to say that Iran has rapidly increased the quantity of equipment at an underground uranium enrichment plant.
Tehran, Aug 29 (ANI): Iran is hoping that the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) presidency will boost Tehran's image in the world and rally more support for its nuclear programme.
Tehran, Aug. 28 (Xinhua-ANI): Iran's permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh said here Tuesday that the Islamic republic will not slacken off its "inalienable" nuclear rights.
Tehran, Aug 25 (IANS) Iranian permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh said the new round of negotiations between the Islamic republic and the IAEA was "constructive".
Tehran, Aug. 25 (Xinhua-ANI): Iranian permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh said the new round of negotiations between the Islamic republic and the IAEA was "constructive," Press TV reported Saturday.
Washington, Aug.23 (ANI): The United States Government, and specifically the U.S. State Department, has said it hopes that United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon will use his forthcoming visit to Iran to attend the XVI Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit to remind Tehran of its international obligations and to come clean on its nuclear program.
Vienna, Aug 22 (IANS) Senior International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials will meet an Iranian delegation in Vienna Friday, the UN nuclear watchdog has said.
Agitation hit Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) at Kudankulam is likely to functional soon as the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) Friday gave its nod to load real fuel in the first unit of 1,000 MW of KNPP plant, said a senior AERB official.............
Chennai, Aug 10 (IANS) The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) Friday gave its nod to load real fuel in the first unit of 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) at Kudankulam, paving the way for the running of the Tamil Nadu facility delayed by villagers' agitation, said a senior AERB official.
Colombo, July 28 (IANS) Sri Lanka Saturday denied reports that it was to build a nuclear power plant in the east of the country with the assistance from Pakistan.
Tehran, July 24 (Xinhua-ANI): Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday that its nuclear "rights" should be recognized by five permanent members of UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1).
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday expelled party leader Prasenjit Bose who had attacked the party for supporting UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential race.
Tehran, June 21 (ANI): Iran is producing enriched uranium at faster speed, and could produce enough fissile material needed for a nuclear weapon within four months, experts have claimed.
Tehran, June 16 (Xinhua-ANI): Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili said Tehran expects that its right to nuclear technology, including uranium enrichment, be recognized during the upcoming talks with the world powers in the Russian capital of Moscow, the Press TV reported on Saturday.
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Perceptions seem to differ somewhat on two key takeaways related to the just concluded India-US strategic dialogue here - a breakthrough agreement on the nuclear deal and exemption from Iran oil sanctions to India.
New Delhi, June 13 (ANI): India has asked Iran to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to restore the international community's confidence that its nuclear programme is peaceful in nature.
Tehran, June 9 (ANI): China's President Hu Jintao has called on his Iranian counterpart to be 'flexible and pragmatic' ahead of talks on Tehran's nuclear programme.
Vienna, June 9 (ANI): The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said that it had failed to reach an agreement with Iran on gaining access to suspected atomic research sites.
Vienna, June 9 (IANS) No progress could be made in talks with Iran for finalising a deal to allow greater access to its disputed nuclear programme, Xinhua quoted the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as saying.
Moscow, June 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and Iran have scheduled a meeting for June 8 to get access to the Parchin military site and investigate the suspected nuclear activities there.
Moscow, June 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad next week prior to an international round of talks on Iran's nuclear programme, a presidential aide said Sunday.
Washington, May 31 (ANI): New satellite photographs published by a US-based think tank appear to indicate attempts by Iran to clean up a military site south of Tehran suspected of being used for nuclear-weapons research.
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The full capacity launch of Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, the first in the country, may be rescheduled to June from May, a Russian official said.
Tehran, May 27 (Xinhua-ANI): Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Fereidoon Abbasi said that the insistence of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on visiting Iran's military site of Parchin is due to the pressure mounted by " certain countries," Iran's Press TV reported on Saturday.
Tehran, May 26 (Xinhua-ANI): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the recent talks between Iran and six powers on Iran's nuclear program, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said here Friday.
Washington, May 25 (Xinhua-ANI): The United States on Friday reacted cautiously to a report by the UN nuclear watchdog which cited traces of higher-than-expected purity of enriched uranium in Iran's nuclear site.
Tehran, May 26 (ANI): The International Atomic Energy Agency has found evidence at an underground bunker in Iran of scientists having moved closer to enriching uranium to the level needed to produce nuclear weapons.
Baghdad, May 23 (ANI): Iran has in principle has agreed to allow International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors access to sites in the country suspected of harbouring tests related to nuclear weapons.
Washington, May 23 (IANS) The potential deal between Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog on nuclear inspection was a "step forward", said the White House Tuesday while stressing that the deal would be ultimately judged by Tehran's actions.
Baghdad, May 22 (Xinhua-ANI): An Iranian delegation headed by chief negotiator Saeed Jalili has arrived in Baghdad to participate in the next round of nuclear talks between the six major powers and Iran scheduled on Wednesday, an Iraqi official television reported on Tuesday.