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Iran rejects inspection of military sites under nuclear deal

A senior military adviser to Iran`s supreme leader said on Sunday that inspecting Iranian military sites under the pretext of the international nuclear deal is "impossible", state TV reported.

Aug 28, 2017, 06:11 AM IST

US sanctions vote 'hostile', says top Iran negotiator

The UN and other signatories to the nuclear deal have agreed that Iran has stuck to its commitments, which has been reluctantly accepted by the administration of President Donald Trump.

Jul 26, 2017, 13:50 PM IST

North Korea nuclear test 'deeply troubling': UN watchdog

North Korea's latest and fifth nuclear test, if confirmed, is "deeply troubling and regrettable", the head of the UN atomic watchdog said today.

Sep 09, 2016, 13:09 PM IST

'Indications' North Korea has reactivated plutonium plant: IAEA

North Korea mothballed the Yongbyon reactor in 2007 under an aid-for-disarmament accord, but began renovating it after its third nuclear test in 2013.

Jun 06, 2016, 23:35 PM IST

Iran claims it has removed core of reactor, key to nuke deal

Nuclear technicians have finished removing the core of the Iran's only nuclear heavy water reactor as part of Tehran's obligations under its nuclear deal with world powers, Iranian state television reported today.

Jan 14, 2016, 23:39 PM IST

UN watchdog decides to close nuclear weapons probe of Iran

In a symbolic victory for Iran, the International Atomic Energy Agency`s Board of Governors passed a resolution that would end its long-running inquiry but allows inspectors to continue to police the country`s nuclear programme.

Dec 15, 2015, 21:08 PM IST

Iran says IAEA nuclear bomb probe now 'closed'

Iran said on Wednesday it now considers a UN probe into allegations of past nuclear weapons research closed after a watchdog published its long-awaited report.

Dec 03, 2015, 05:22 AM IST

Iran did work 'relevant' to nuclear bomb pre-2003: UN watchdog

The IAEA has long suspected that such activities -- known as the "possibile military dimensions" (PMD) of Iran's civilian nuclear programme -- may have taken place.

Dec 03, 2015, 00:41 AM IST

Iran agrees to allow tougher inspections: UN nuke agency

The United Nations atomic agency on Sunday said Iran has agreed to allow greater monitoring of Tehran's commitment to the nuclear deal.

Oct 18, 2015, 21:59 PM IST

Iranian missile test sends 'worrying message', says France

Iran's recent test of a long-range missile sent a "worrying message" to the international community over Tehran's nuclear plans and violated UN resolution, the French foreign ministry said on Thursday.

Oct 15, 2015, 23:46 PM IST

Iran hands IAEA samples from suspect Parchin site: Official

Iran has given samples taken by its own experts from the suspect Parchin military site to UN nuclear monitors whose own scientists were not present, an Iranian official said Monday.

Sep 21, 2015, 15:37 PM IST

'Iran hands IAEA samples from suspect Parchin site'

Iran has given samples taken by its own experts from the suspect Parchin military site to UN nuclear monitors whose own scientists were not present, an Iranian official said Monday.

Sep 21, 2015, 15:32 PM IST

IAEA chief visits Iran's sensitive military site

) The chief of UN`s nuclear agency visited Parchin, one of Iran`s most sensitive sites, which Western intelligence agencies have claimed might have been the location for conducting secret nuclear tests with possible military dimensions, a statement said.

Sep 21, 2015, 08:02 AM IST

IAEA chief heads to Tehran for nuclear talks

 The head of the UN nuclear watchdog will travel to Iran on Saturday for talks on Tehran`s nuclear programme with senior officials, the IAEA said in a statement.

Sep 19, 2015, 17:31 PM IST

Iran says UN nuclear chief to visit this week

The head of the UN nuclear watchdog is to visit Tehran this week as a December deadline looms for completion of a long-running investigation into its past activities, Iran`s nuclear chief said late Monday.

Sep 15, 2015, 14:20 PM IST

North Korea apparently building at nuclear site: IAEA

North Korea appears to be renovating and building facilities at its Yongbyon nuclear site, a central element of its atomic weapons programme, the UN nuclear agency`s head said on Monday.

Sep 07, 2015, 18:14 PM IST

Scientist S.A.V. Satya Murty to be the new director for IGCAR

 Distinguished scientist S.A.V. Satya Murty will take over as the next director of fast breeder research unit Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), said a statement.

Aug 31, 2015, 13:13 PM IST

Kazakhstan to host first IAEA-managed nuclear fuel bank

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Kazakhstan signed an agreement on Thursday to locate the world`s first bank of low-enriched uranium (LEU) in the ex-Soviet nation to ensure fuel supplies for nuclear power stations and encourage nuclear non-proliferation.

Aug 27, 2015, 10:39 AM IST

IAEA asks for extra money to monitor Iran's N-plan

 The UN nuclear watchdog on Tuesday called for contributions to help with inspection of Iran`s nuclear programme after last month`s agreement between Iran and six world powers.

Aug 25, 2015, 20:36 PM IST

UN nuclear watchdog `disturbed` by Iran inspection claims

 The UN nuclear watchdog head said Thursday he was "disturbed" by inaccurate claims that inspections of Iran`s nuclear facilities will be the responsibility of the Iranians themselves.

Aug 20, 2015, 22:15 PM IST