- Russia first proposes a draft
global treaty at the UN for suppression of acts of nuclear terrorism.
May, India and Pakistan conduct a series of nuclear tests within two
weeks of each other.
IAEA Director General ElBaradei expresses
deep regret over the tests and the General Conference of Member States
deplored the tests in a resolution.
global conference on the radiological situation at the Mururoa and Fangataufa
Atolls is held
by the IAEA, reporting
results of a multi-year Agency study.
IAEA and World Customs Organization join forces against nuclear
- Radiation safety
and security is the focus of
a groundbreaking IAEA
conference in France.
The Cold War radiological
legacy gets global attention.
ceases all cooperation with the UN Special Commission (UNSCOM) and the
Director General ElBaradei withdraws Agency Iraq inspectors
and personnel from the country
in December. Up to that time, IAEA extensive
inspection activities in Iraq between 1991 and
1998 resulted in a
technically coherent picture of Iraq's clandestine nuclear programme.
The programme was very well funded and was aimed at the indigenous development
exploitation of technologies for the production of weapons-grade
nuclear material and
production and manufacturing of nuclear weapons.