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Argentina's Grossi elected head of U.N.'s nuclear watchdog

Oct 29, 2019 - 8:05 PM

The election of Rafael Grossi, Argentina's ambassador to the IAEA, comes at a critical time for the Vienna-based agency as Iran is decreasing its commitments under the 2015 landmark deal

GROSSI. Rafael Mariano Grossi, Argentina's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, is pictured during an AFP interview in Vienna, Austria on September 20, 2019. Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP

U.N. nuclear watchdog names interim chief

Jul 25, 2019 - 8:29 PM

The race to succeed Yukiya Amano on a permanent basis will be particularly keenly watched given heightened international tensions over Iran's nuclear activities

HALF MAST. A picture taken on July 25, 2019 shows a half mast flag in front of the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria following the death of its director general. Photo by Alex Halada/AFP

United Nations nuclear watchdog chief Amano dies at 72

Jul 22, 2019 - 4:55 PM

The longtime Japanese diplomat, who was 72, holds the International Atomic Energy Agency's top job and has done so since December 2009

YUKIYA AMANO. A picture taken on June 2, 2014 shows Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), delivering a speech during the IAEA Board of Governors' meeting at the International Center in Vienna. File photo by Samuel Kubani/AFP

U.S. hasn't decided yet on Iran nuclear deal – IAEA

Mar 06, 2017 - 11:13 PM

The new administration of the United States just started and they are looking at this issue International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano says

YUKIYA AMANO. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) meets with International Atomic Energy Agency Director Yukiya Amano at the State Department March 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Iran agrees on roadmap for probe into past nuclear activities – IAEA

Jul 14, 2015 - 5:09 PM

International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano says ahead of the expected announcement of the historic deal with major powers that he aims to issue a report on the watchdog s investigation by December 15

IAEA INSPECTION. A file picture dated February 3, 2007 shows a technician of the International Atomic Energy Agency inspecting the site of the uranium conversion plant of Isfahan, central Iran. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iran talks in endgame inching close to nuclear deal

Jul 04, 2015 - 10:00 AM

UPDATED The aim is to finalize a deal which would put a nuclear bomb beyond Iran s reach in return for lifting a web of biting international sanctions slapped on the Islamic republic

'CLOSER TO A DEAL.' Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (3-L), Austrian President Heinz Fischer (2-R) and Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz (3-R) sit for a meeting in Vienna, Austria, July 3, 2015. Photo by Georg Hochmuth/EPA

UN watchdog 'seriously' worried by North Korea nuclear program

Mar 02, 2015 - 10:51 PM

Pyongyang is believed to have a stockpile of up to 16 nuclear weapons fashioned from either plutonium or weapons grade uranium

A file photo dated October 2010, then released by the North Korean Central News Agency KCNA, showing a 'Musudan' missile appearing during a military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea. KCNA/EPA

Iran won't accept nuclear restraints 'beyond IAEA rules'

Aug 17, 2014 - 4:55 PM

2nd UPDATE Addressing the allegations long denied by Tehran would be an important element in the comprehensive deal on Iran s nuclear program that world powers are seeking to reach by November 24

A picture taken on June 2, 2014 shows Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), delivering a speech during the IAEA Board of Governors' meeting at the International Center in Vienna. Samuel Kubani/AFP

Experts to thrash out workings of Iran nuclear deal

Dec 09, 2013 - 12:15 PM

The two day Vienna meeting will seek to nail down the start date of Iran s promised six month freeze of parts of its nuclear work how this will be monitored and when sanctions will be eased

ARAK PLANT. A picture taken on January 15, 2011, shows a general view of the water facility at Arak. File photo by Hamid Foroutan / AFP

Iran eyes nuclear deal during visit by IAEA's Amano

Nov 09, 2013 - 5:19 PM

Iran sends a new nuclear program proposal to the IAEA with its chief heading to Iran Monday

YUKIYA AMANO. International Atomic Energy Agency Chief Yukiya Amano speaks at the Woodrow Wilson Center on November 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI

Iran seeks 'new approach' with atomic agency

Oct 28, 2013 - 11:57 PM

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano called the talks a very important opportunity for progress

OPPORTUNITY FOR PROGRESS. IAEA chief Yukiya Amano in Bratislava, October 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO/SAMUEL KUBANI

IAEA chief wants Iran 'to understand the message'

Sep 14, 2012 - 10:06 PM

I hope that Iran clearly understands the message and engages with us on substance International Atomic Energy Agency director general Yukiya Amano said

ATOMIC ENERGY AND DIPLOMACY. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Yukiya Amano gives a press conference on September 10, 2012 after a meeting of IAEA members at agency headquarters in Vienna. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEIN