Global leaders pay tribute to late IAEA chief Yukiya Amano

National Jul 23, 2019

Global leaders pay tribute to late IAEA chief Yukiya Amano

The secretary-general of the United Nations joined other global leaders in praising Yukiya Amano, the late chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency who for a decade led the agency and was extensively involved in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program and the cleanup of ...

U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano dies at 72

National Jul 22, 2019

U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano dies at 72

U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano has died at the age of 72, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Monday in a note to member states. "The Secretariat of the International Atomic Energy Agency regrets to inform with deepest sadness of the passing away ...

Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium, IAEA says

World Jun 11, 2019

Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium, IAEA says

Iran has followed through on a threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Monday, departing from his usual guarded language to say he was worried about increasing tension. The assessment comes at a time of ...

Japan and IAEA ink nuclear counterterrorism pact for 2020 Games

National / Politics Feb 16, 2018

Japan and IAEA ink nuclear counterterrorism pact for 2020 Games

The government and the International Atomic Energy Agency have signed an agreement to work together to keep the 2020 Olympics safe from nuclear terrorism. According to the Foreign Ministry, the agreement includes measures to support the participation of IAEA experts in related events, exchanges of ...

IAEA chief urges global support for decommissioning Fukushima plant

National Apr 12, 2017

IAEA chief urges global support for decommissioning Fukushima plant

International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano has called for international cooperation in the decommissioning of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex. "It is important to gather as much knowledge as possible from around the world and engage in the (decommissioning) with the cooperation ...

IAEA board backs incumbent Amano for a third term

National 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 diplomat ...

Japan's Amano to return as IAEA chief unopposed

National / Politics 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 Atomic ...