IAEA issues warning following shelling of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is under Russian control, was rocked by shelling on Sunday, drawing condemnation from the U.N. nuclear watchdog which said such attacks risked a major nuclear disaster. More than a dozen blasts shook Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant on Saturday evening and Sunday, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said.… Read More IAEA issues warning following shelling of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

IAEA chief Rafael Grossi calls for release of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant director-general Ihor Murashov

The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog called for the release of the director-general of Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, saying his detention posed a threat to safety and security. A Russian patrol detained Ihor Murashov on Friday, the state-owned company in charge of the plant said on Saturday, and the International Atomic Energy… Read More IAEA chief Rafael Grossi calls for release of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant director-general Ihor Murashov

IAEA calls for security zone around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) called on Tuesday for fighting to be halted in a security zone around Europe’s biggest nuclear power station, saying its experts had found extensive damage at the plant on the front in the Ukraine war. A long-awaited report did not ascribe blame for damage to the Zaporozhzhia nuclear power… Read More IAEA calls for security zone around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

IAEA report says Iran stepping up uranium enrichment

Iran is pressing ahead with its rollout of an upgrade to its advanced uranium enrichment programme, a report by the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Monday showed, even as the West awaits Iran’s response on salvaging its 2015 nuclear deal. The first of three cascades, or clusters, of advanced IR-6 centrifuges recently installed at the underground… Read More IAEA report says Iran stepping up uranium enrichment

Iran says it will keep IAEA cameras turned off until nuclear deal is restored

Iran will keep the U.N. nuclear watchdog’s cameras turned off until a 2015 nuclear deal is restored, the head of the country’s Atomic Energy Organization said on Monday, state media reported. Nuclear chief Mohammad Eslami also said Iran would not agree to address alleged unexplained uranium traces as demanded by the IAEA, adding that the… Read More Iran says it will keep IAEA cameras turned off until nuclear deal is restored

IAEA chief Rafael Grossi says monitoring negotiations with Iran proved inconclusive

U.N. atomic watchdog chief Rafael Grossi told his agency’s Board of Governors on Wednesday that negotiations he had held in Tehran this week over Iran’s nuclear programme had proved inconclusive. Grossi returned from Tehran on Tuesday after meeting the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization and Iran’s foreign minister as he sought to strike a… Read More IAEA chief Rafael Grossi says monitoring negotiations with Iran proved inconclusive

Iran rejects U.S. call for UN inspectors’ access to nuclear site

Iran on Tuesday rejected a U.S. call to grant U.N. inspectors access to a nuclear site, saying Washington was not qualified to demand inspections without condemning a sabotage attack on the facility, Iranian state media reported. “Countries that did not condemn terrorist acts against Iran’s nuclear site are not qualified to comment on inspections there,”… Read More Iran rejects U.S. call for UN inspectors’ access to nuclear site

UN nuclear watchdog IAEA reaches agreement with Iran over servicing of monitoring equipment

The U.N. atomic watchdog reached an agreement with Iran on Sunday to solve “the most urgent issue” between them, the overdue servicing of monitoring equipment to keep it running, raising hopes of fresh talks on a wider deal with the West. International Atomic Energy Agency chief Rafael Grossi obtained the agreement in a last-minute trip… Read More UN nuclear watchdog IAEA reaches agreement with Iran over servicing of monitoring equipment