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 ...

Iran rules out snap inspections of nuclear sites

Mar 25, 2015

Iran rules out snap inspections of nuclear sites

An Iranian official on Tuesday rebuked the chief of the U.N. atomic agency for demanding snap inspections of Iran’s nuclear sites, saying the request hindered efforts to reach an agreement with world powers, state TV reported. The United States and five other world powers ...

Sep 4, 2014

U.N.'s Iran nuclear probe stalls again

A new and seemingly promising U.N probe of allegations that Iran worked on atomic arms has stalled, diplomats say, leaving investigators not much further than where they started a decade ago and dampening U.S. hopes of reaching an overarching deal with Tehran by a ...

Amano wins second IAEA term easily

Mar 8, 2013

Amano wins second IAEA term easily

It is a testament to Yukiya Amano’s success as head of the U.N. atomic agency that, unlike his appointment in 2009, securing a second term was a formality. Succeeding Nobel Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradei, the Japanese career diplomat had big shoes to fill and ...