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E3 dispute Tehran's justification for uranium enrichment

E3 dispute Tehran's justification for uranium enrichment

Iran has no credible civilian use for uranium metal and must reverse its latest move towards increased enrichment, the foreign ministers of France, Germany and the UK - the E3 countries - said on 16 January. In response, the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran said it wanted the International Atomic Energy Agency to "avoid mentioning unnecessary details".

Regulation & Safety 19 January 2021


IAEA assists in securing Congolese disused radioactive sources

IAEA assists in securing Congolese disused radioactive sources

Two disused radioactive sources, previously used in cancer treatment, have been transported to safe and secure storage locations in the Republic of the Congo. The relocation of the sources - which are expected to be exported outside the country next year - was supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Regulation & Safety 18 January 2021


IAEA confined to 'piecemeal' updates from Iran, says Grossi

IAEA confined to 'piecemeal' updates from Iran, says Grossi

The International Atomic Energy Agency cannot judge whether Iran will choose to become only the second country, after North Korea, ever to deny its inspectors access to nuclear sites, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today. Grossi was speaking in an interview with Francois Murphy, chief correspondent of Reuters in Austria, where the IAEA is headquartered. The interview was held on the first day of the Reuters Next virtual summit that is taking place until 14 January.

Regulation & Safety 11 January 2021


E3 warn of risk from Iran's uranium enrichment

E3 warn of risk from Iran's uranium enrichment

Iran's latest move to increase uranium enrichment poses a nuclear proliferation risk, say the foreign ministers of the UK, France and Germany - the E3 countries. Meanwhile Iran’s ambassador to international organisations in Vienna has written to the International Atomic Energy Agency, stressing the need for Israel's "prompt and unconditional" joining of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Regulation & Safety 07 January 2021


Iran plans to enrich uranium to 20%

Iran plans to enrich uranium to 20%

Iran intends to start enriching uranium at a purity level five times that which it agreed under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. According to Fars news agency, Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran said on 1 January: "Based on a new law passed by the Parliament, we are planning to start 20% uranium enrichment at the Fordow facility," adding that the AEOI had written to the International Atomic Energy Agency informing it of this intention.

Regulation & Safety 04 January 2021


Extending nuclear cooperation to the Middle East

Extending nuclear cooperation to the Middle East

International treaties governing nuclear security serve as frameworks based on shared experience, but they are not a substitute for practical and ongoing cooperation. This was one of the messages from delegates at NP1 - The Nuclear Power Conference Israel - Threats, Challenges, Opportunities.

Regulation & Safety 04 December 2020


IAEA highlights role of nuclear power in Finland

IAEA highlights role of nuclear power in Finland

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi and Finnish President Sauli Niinist√∂ yesterday discussed the use of nuclear energy in support of climate change goals, nuclear verification and possibilities for cooperation in nuclear safety projects in the Arctic. They also discussed strengthening cooperation between Finland and the IAEA, the upcoming Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and nuclear verification in Iran, including the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plans of Action.

Nuclear Policies 26 November 2020


Iran enters new phase of uranium enrichment, ambassador says

Iran enters new phase of uranium enrichment, ambassador says

Iran has begun a new stage of uranium enrichment activities, the country’s permanent representative to international organisations in Vienna said in an interview with IRNA on 22 November. Kazem Gharibabadi said that, during the discussion of Iran at the recent meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Directors, France, Germany and the UK - the E3 countries - "had expressed regret" over the USA's withdrawal in May 2018 from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and the reimposition of economic sanctions against Iran.

Regulation & Safety 24 November 2020


E3 responds to latest IAEA verification of Iran

E3 responds to latest IAEA verification of Iran

The International Atomic Energy Agency has verified that Iran is feeding uranium hexafluoride into a recently installed cascade of 174 IR-2M centrifuges at the Fuel Enrichment Plant in Natanz. France, Germany and the UK - the E3 - warned yesterday that Iran's further violations of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action were "hollowing out" core non-proliferation benefits of the 2015 nuclear deal.

Regulation & Safety 19 November 2020


EU reiterates support for JCPoA, expresses concern

EU reiterates support for JCPoA, expresses concern

The European Union has expressed its "resolute commitment to and continued support for" the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in a statement to the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors. It expressed concern about Iran's continued accumulation of low enriched uranium in excess of JCPoA thresholds.

Nuclear Policies 18 November 2020