UN atomic watchdog seeks funds for Iran inspections

The head of the UN atomic watchdog went cap in hand to member states Thursday seeking 4.6 million euros ($5.7 million) to pay for additional inspections of Iran`s nuclear facilities.

Iran to allow UN inspectors access to Marivan nuclear site

Iran decided to allow UN nuclear inspectors access to its Marivan nuclear site, Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) said on Saturday.

UN nuclear agency sends help to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

The UN atomic agency said on Monday it had sent Sierra Leone equipment first used in nuclear processes that can help it quickly diagnose the deadly Ebola virus and it was also in contact with other West African states about their needs.

US experts disagree on whether Iran violated nuclear deal with powers

A US think-tank said Iran may have violated last year`s interim nuclear deal with world powers by stepping up efforts to develop a machine that could enrich uranium faster, but other experts said they saw no breach.

UN report expected to say Iran nuke probe stalled

The UN nuclear agency is expected to say on Friday that Iran is stalling the agency's attempts to probe allegations that Tehran worked on nuclear weapons.

India calls for global action to strengthen nuclear security

Recognising the threat of nuclear terrorism, India has called for effective international cooperation and responsible action by governments to strengthen nuclear security and prevent non-state actors from acquiring vulnerable atomic material.

IAEA confirms Iran's commitment to N-deal

 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released a new report confirming Iran`s commitment to an interim nuclear deal it signed with the six world powers last year.

IAEA urges long-term plan on Malaysia plant`s waste

 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Friday gave a passing safety grade to a controversial Malaysia rare earths plant, but raised concerns that there was no long-term plan for properly disposing of the plant`s potentially radioactive waste.

Iran refuses entry to UN nuclear watchdog envoy

A senior Iranian diplomat said Iran denied entry into the country to a member of an International Atomic Energy Agency delegation this week, the semi-official Fars news agency reported today.

IAEA delegation to visit Iran for nuclear talks

A delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) plans to visit Iran to continue nuclear talks.

Big powers aim to tackle any Iran bomb "sneak-out" risk in nuclear talks

Western strategists have long debated the spectre of Iran "breaking out" - suddenly showing the ability to explode an atom bomb. But some see a "sneak-out" less visible to UN inspectors as a possibly bigger risk and world powers have calibrated their demands in negotiations with Iran to forestall any such outcome.

Need to build more nuclear plants, says Pakistan

Pakistan has told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it wants to build more nuclear power plants to ease its severe energy crisis, a media report said Friday.

Russia fails to remove Syria nuclear probe from IAEA agenda

Western states defeated a Russian proposal on Friday to remove Syria`s alleged past nuclear activities from the agenda of meetings of the UN atomic agency, diplomats said.

EU "disappointed" at little progress by Iran on nuclear issue

 The European Union said on Thursday it was disappointed with a lack of progress by Iran in addressing concerns about its suspected atomic bomb research, pressuring Tehran to cooperate with a long-stalled U.N. watchdog inquiry.

UN nuclear chief urges Iran to address bomb concerns

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog sought to put pressure on Iran on Monday to address concerns about its suspected atomic bomb research, three weeks after Tehran failed to meet a deadline for providing information about the issue.

UN nuke agency indicates slow going on Iran probe

The head of the UN nuclear agency is indicating that his attempted probe of allegations that Iran worked on nuclear arms is going slowly.

Iran says never agreed to August 25 nuclear deadine

Iran said on Saturday it never agreed to a deadline to provide answers on its controversial nuclear programme, after the UN atomic watchdog accused Tehran of failing to deliver on time.

Iran fails to address nuclear bomb concerns - IAEA

Iran has failed to address concerns about suspected atomic bomb research by an agreed deadline, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Friday, a setback to hopes for an end to an international stand-off over Tehran`s atomic activity.

North Korea reactor may be operating: IAEA

The UN nuclear watchdog said it has seen releases of steam and water indicating that North Korea may be operating a reactor, in the latest update on a plant that experts say could make plutonium for atomic bombs.

IAEA inspection on Iran military base unnecessary: Minister

Iran`s Defence Minister Hossein Dehqan has said that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has no need to inspect the Parchin military base.