Non proliferation rss

EU-Iran cooperate on nuclear safety

Nuclear Policies

22 April 2016

Salehi-Canete_April_2016-(AEOI)-48The European Commission and Iran are to launch their first nuclear safety cooperation project under a joint statement issued during an EU delegation's visit to Tehran.

USA sets out nuclear security strategy

Nuclear Policies

06 April 2016

The US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has outlined its strategic plans for reducing the threat of nuclear proliferation and terrorism, including changes to the USA's program to dispose of surplus military plutonium.

US and UK swap high-enriched uranium to support cancer treatment

Uranium and Fuel

31 March 2016

Some 700 kg of British high-enriched uranium (HEU) will be transported to America in return for a form of the fuel that can be used in research reactors that create isotopes for life-saving diagnosis and treatment.

Nuclear security agreement to enter into force

Nuclear Policies

08 April 2016

Nicaragua_CPPNM_deposit_(IAEA)-48A key security agreement, once described by IAEA director general Yukiya Amano as the single most important step to strengthen nuclear security, is set to become legally binding after Nicaragua became the 102nd state to adhere to the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials.

Leaders pledge to build on security summit series

Nuclear Policies

04 April 2016

Nuclear_Security_Summit_2016_(White_House)-48World leaders attending the last in the current series of Nuclear Security Summits on 1 April pledged to establish a high-level group to sustain and take forward work to build a strengthened and comprehensive global nuclear security architecture.

Amano highlights 2016 activities for IAEA

Nuclear Policies

08 March 2016

IAEA Board meeting - March 2016 - 48Further enhancing nuclear safety around the world and the verification of Iran's nuclear program will be key activities for the International Atomic Energy Agency this year, its director general has told the organization's board of governors.