IAEA board passes resolution criticizing Iran:

GS Paper 2: Syllabus: Important International Institutions.   Context: The International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors has passed a resolution calling on Iran to fully cooperate with the UN inspectors’ investigation into three undeclared sites. The resolution was submitted by the UK, France, Germany and the US to the IAEA and was backed by …

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA):

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: Rafael Grossi, Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will head an assistance mission to the now-defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine aimed at stepping up efforts to help prevent the danger of a nuclear accident in …

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA):

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: Russia has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that its military forces have taken control of the territory around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP). The IAEA continues to closely monitor developments in Ukraine, with a special focus …

Iran invites the UN nuclear body chief to Tehran for talks:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Context: Iran has invited the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for talks after the UN official expressed concern over a lack of contact with Iranian authorities. Previously, the IAEA complained that it …

Iran makes more 20% enriched uranium than watchdog reported:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.   Context: Iran has produced more than 120 kilograms (265 pounds) of 20% enriched uranium,  far more than what the U.N. nuclear watchdog reported last month.   Background: In September, the International Atomic Energy Agency said …

Nuclear site images won’t be shared with IAEA: Iran:

GS Paper 2 Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: The EU and the U.S. have urged Iran to allow inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to access a nuclear site, while Tehran argued the facility was exempt from a recent agreement with the UN watchdog.   Background: …

Insights into Editorial: A selective nuclear policy

  Context: The resumption of North Korea’s largest fissile material production reactor, after operations were ceased in December 2018, has sparked speculation about its real and symbolic significance. The United Nations nuclear watchdog described the resumption of operations at North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear reactor as “deeply troubling.” The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has underlined …

Korea may have restarted N-reactor: IAEA

GS Paper 2: Topic covered: Important international institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.   Context: The UN atomic agency has observed that North Korea might have resumed its plutonium-producing reprocessing reactor More on this news: This observation is based on the resumption of work on the 5-megawatt reactor in Yongbyon — North Korea’s main …

Insights into Editorial: IAEA | The ‘imperfect’ fight against proliferation

  Context: Revive the Iran nuclear deal: The move by the Joe Biden administration of the U.S. to revive the Iran nuclear deal has once again turned the spotlight on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which played a key role in enforcing the original nuclear deal from which Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. in …

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA):

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA): Context: IAEA Chief has said that a three-month “temporary solution” had been found to allow the agency’s monitoring in Iran to continue, although its level of access will be limited. What’s the issue? Iran’s conservative-dominated parliament passed a law …