North Korea nuclear program in 'new phase,' IAEA's Amano says

Mar 21, 2017

North Korea nuclear program in 'new phase,' IAEA's Amano says

North Korea’s uranium enrichment facility has doubled in size over the last few years, the U.N.’s atomic watchdog chief has warned, as global tensions grow over Pyongyang’s burgeoning nuclear weapons program. Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told The Wall Street ...

IAEA board backs incumbent Amano for a third term

Mar 9, 2017

IAEA board backs incumbent Amano for a third term

The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s 35-nation Board of Governors on Wednesday backed the agency’s chief, Yukiya Amano, for a third term as director general after he ran unopposed on a platform of continuity in dealing with issues like Iran’s nuclear programme. Amano, a 69-year-old career ...

Japan's Amano to return as IAEA chief unopposed

/ Jan 4, 2017

Japan's Amano to return as IAEA chief unopposed

Japan’s Yukiya Amano is set to be re-elected unopposed as head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog, a diplomatic source said Tuesday. With no opposition apparently being voiced against his re-election, the 69-year-old Japanese is expected to stay on as the director-general of the International ...

IAEA says Iran is obeying nuclear deal

Oct 2, 2016

IAEA says Iran is obeying nuclear deal

Iran has kept to the nuclear deal it agreed on with six world powers last year limiting its stockpiles of substances that could be used to make atomic weapons, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency told the French daily Le Monde. Confirming ...

Sep 20, 2016

IAEA's Amano to seek rare third term as chief

Yukiya Amano, the head of the United Nations atomic watchdog, said Monday he will seek a third term in office beyond 2017, saying the agency needs “continuity” to face difficult times ahead. Amano said that the “huge challenges” facing the International Atomic Energy Agency ...

Apr 26, 2016

Japan to give another $2 million to help renovate IAEA labs

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has pledged an additional $2.2 million to support renovation of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s nuclear applications laboratories. Kishida made the pledge during a meeting in Tokyo with Yukiya Amano, director-general of the Vienna-based international nuclear watchdog. The eight laboratories ...