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IAEA Press Releases

IAEA Director General Comments on Visit to Iran

| IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano visited the Islamic Republic of Iran on 17 August 2014, and held meetings with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Hassan Rouhani; Vice-President and Chairman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Dr. Ali Akbar Salehi; and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif. Read More »

IAEA Director General to Visit Iran

| | IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano will visit Iran for meetings on 17 August 2014 with Iranian leaders and senior officials. Read More »

IAEA Team Reviews Safety Progress at Bulgarian Nuclear Power Plant

| An international team of nuclear installation safety experts led by the IAEA completed an assessment of how the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Bulgaria has followed up on an Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) mission undertaken in 2012. Read More »

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Jordan's Nuclear Regulatory Framework

| Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts concluded an 11-day IAEA Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in Jordan. Read More »

IAEA Team Reviews Safety Progress at Swiss Nuclear Power Plant

| An international team of nuclear installation safety experts led by the IAEA completed an assessment of how the Mühleberg Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Switzerland has followed up on an Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) mission undertaken in October 2012. Read More »

Clarification on RIA Novosti Story

| On 21 May, RIA Novosti news agency published a story headlined IAEA Says Impossible for Ukraine to Switch to US Nuclear Fuel, based on apparent remarks by an Agency official during a News Conference in Moscow. Read More »

IAEA Team Reviews Safety Progress at French Nuclear Power Plant 19-23 May 2014

| An international team of nuclear installation safety experts led by the IAEA has evaluated the Gravelines Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in France to assess how the station has followed up on an Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) mission undertaken in 2012. Read More »

Joint Statement by Iran and IAEA

| On 20 May 2014 the IAEA and the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran) held another technical meeting within the Framework for Cooperation agreed between the parties last November. Read More »

IAEA Statement Following Meeting With Iran

| The Agency and Iran held another technical meeting where progress was reviewed on the implementation of the practical measures that were agreed three months ago under the Framework for Cooperation. Read More »

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Pakistan's Nuclear Regulatory Framework

| Senior international nuclear experts concluded a 12-day Integrated Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission of the IAEA that reviewed Pakistan's regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety. Read More »

Tsetse Fly Genome Breakthrough Brings Hope for African Farmers

| Scientists have cracked the genetic code of the bloodsucking tsetse fly, prompting hope that the breakthrough will help future efforts to control one of the most devastating livestock diseases in sub-Saharan Africa spread by the insect. Read More »

IAEA Director General Amano Meets H.E. Mr. Shimon Peres, President of Israel

| IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano met with President Shimon Peres of Israel on 31 March 2014, during the President's State Visit to Austria. Read More »

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in Republic of Korea

| A team of IAEA experts completed a mission to review national nuclear security practices in the Republic of Korea. Read More »

IAEA, EU Senior Officials Review Nuclear-Related Cooperation, Chart Way Ahead

| IAEA and European Union officials met this week for the second annual Senior Officials Meeting to review and further strengthen their nuclear-related cooperation. Read More »

Japan Reports New Water Leak at Fukushima Daiichi; IAEA Sees No Danger to Public

| Japanese authorities have informed the IAEA that a leak from an overflowing water storage tank at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station was detected in the late evening of 19 February 2014. Read More »

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of the US Nuclear Regulatory Framework

| An international team of senior nuclear safety experts concluded a nine-day IAEA mission to review the regulatory framework for the safety of operating nuclear power plants in the United States of America (USA). Read More »

IAEA Head Reports Status of Iran's Nuclear Programme

| The following is a statement by Yukiya Amano, Director General of the IAEA. Read More »

IAEA Convenes Board Meeting on Iran

| The following is a statement by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano. Read More »

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Belgium's Nuclear Regulatory Framework

| Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts concluded a 12-day IAEA Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in Belgium. Read More »

IAEA Team Completes Review of Japan's Plans to Decommission Fukushima Daiichi

| An IAEA expert team completed a review of Japan's efforts to plan and implement the decommissioning of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Read More »

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Czech Nuclear Regulatory Framework

| An international team of senior nuclear safety and radiation protection experts concluded a 12-day IAEA mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in the Czech Republic. Read More »

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of the Russian Federation's Nuclear Regulatory Framework

| Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts concluded a 10-day IAEA mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety at the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia (Rostechnadzor). Read More »

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission In Australia

| A team of IAEA experts completed a mission to review nuclear security practices in Australia. Read More »

Statement by IAEA and Iran Following Technical Talks in Tehran

| Following technical talks between IAEA and Iranian experts in Tehran, here is the text of a joint statement read by Tero Varjoranta, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards, and H.E. Ambassador Reza Najafi of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Read More »

IAEA Director General Comments on Cooperation Framework with Iran

| The following are remarks by the Director General of the IAEA, Yukiya Amano, at a News Conference after he signed a Joint Statement on a Framework for Cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Read More »

IAEA, Iran Sign Joint Statement on Framework for Cooperation

| The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran today signed the following "Joint Statement on a Framework for Cooperation". Read More »

IAEA Director General to Visit Iran

| IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano will travel to Tehran on 10 November 2013 to meet senior Iranian leaders on Monday, 11 November 2013, with the aim of strengthening dialogue and cooperation. Read More »

IAEA Expert Remediation Mission to Japan Issues Preliminary Report

| The IAEA's international expert mission to review remediation efforts in areas affected by the Fukushima Daiichi accident concluded with the presentation of a Preliminary Summary Report to Japan's Senior Vice-Minister of the Environment, Shinji Inoue. Read More »

IAEA Completes Nuclear Security Review Mission in United States

| A team of nuclear security experts led by the IAEA completed a mission to review nuclear security practices of civil nuclear facilities licensed by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Read More »

IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of UK's Nuclear Regulatory Framework

| Senior international nuclear safety and radiation protection experts concluded a ten-day IAEA mission to review the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in the United Kingdom (UK). Read More »