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An Iranian delegation met with officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, on Monday as diplomatic wrangling continues over Tehran's controversial nuclear program.

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'Iran is not telling us everything,' U.N. atomic agency chief saysupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 05:26:00

Iran is not open about its nuclear program, but it should be, the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Wednesday.

IAEA: Iran Expanding Nuclear Activityupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 09:40:00

CNN's Erin Burnett speaks to Ali Asghar Soltanieh, an Iranian nuclear scientist about Iran's expanding nuclear activity.

Oil surges after Iran uranium warningupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 09:40:00

Oil prices surged on Friday as the UN's nuclear watchdog said Iran had significantly increased its production of higher-grade uranium over the past six months and had failed to dispel concerns that it was pursuing atomic weapons.

Iran boosting enrichment efforts, international inspectors sayupdated: Fri Feb 24 2012 20:41:00

Iran has stepped up efforts to produce enriched uranium in violation of international resolutions to stop, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday in a report posted online by a nonproliferation group.

Nuclear watchdog team disappointed after Iran visitupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 09:37:00

Two days of talks in Iran went nowhere and the frustration of the global nuclear watchdog agency was palpable in the terse statement it issued afterward.

Fareed's Take: Iranupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 09:37:00

Fareed Zakaria gives his take on how much of a threat Iran poses the world.

U.N. experts leave Iran without nuclear agreementupdated: Wed Feb 22 2012 05:29:00

Two days of talks with Iran have failed to produce agreement on how to verify that Iran's nuclear program remains peaceful, the International Atomic Energy Agency announced Tuesday.

Uranium enrichment begins at Iranian siteupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 19:20:00

The United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency confirmed Monday that uranium enrichment has begun at a nuclear facility in northern Iran.

Report: Iran developing nuclear bombsupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 21:24:00

The International Atomic Energy Agency issued a critical report Tuesday saying that it has "serious concerns" about Iran's nuclear program and has obtained "credible" information that the Islamic republic may be developing nuclear weapons.

Japan: Damaged reactors at nuclear plant could take 30 years to retireupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 15:01:00

The decommissioning of four reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will likely take more than 30 years to complete, according to a report by Japanese officials.

Report: IAEA 'increasingly concerned' about possible Iran nuclear armsupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 21:43:00

An International Atomic Energy Agency report, dated and leaked Friday, said Iran continues to defy U.N. resolutions aimed at curbing its nuclear program and cited "increasing" concerns it may be developing nuclear weapons

France condemns Iran nuclear move as 'provocation'updated: Tue Jul 19 2011 22:49:00

The French Foreign Ministry condemned Tuesday the Iranian government's announcement that it was installing a new generation of centrifuges in its nuclear facilities, describing it as "a new wave of provocation" that flouts United Nations resolutions.

IAEA chief: Meeting paved way for nuclear safety frameworkupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 10:17:00

The top U.N. nuclear official said a conference on nuclear safety this week "achieved its main goal," paving the way "for an enhanced post-Fukushima global nuclear safety framework."

IAEA finds high radiation levels outside Japan evacuation zoneupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 18:06:00

Radiation levels in a Japanese town outside a government-ordered evacuation zone have exceeded one of the criteria for evacuation, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday.

Vegetables near stricken plant test high for radiationupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 07:27:00

Japan's Health Ministry reported Tuesday finding radioactive materials at levels "drastically exceeding legal limits" in 11 types of vegetable grown in Fukushima Prefecture, including broccoli and cabbage, according to Kyodo News Agency.

Rethink playbook for nuclear accidents, IAEA chief urgesupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 15:03:00

International regulators need to rethink their procedures for handling nuclear accidents in the wake of the crisis in Japan, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog agency said Monday.

Evacuations at damaged power plantupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 11:13:00

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary says power plant workers have suspended their operations and been evacuated.

Iran calls fuel bank 'nuclear apartheid'updated: Sat Dec 04 2010 21:07:00

Iran blasted a nuclear fuel bank approved by the world's main nuclear watchdog agency, saying the idea amounts to "nuclear apartheid."

Iran, North Korea and Israel in nuclear spotlight at IAEAupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 06:16:00

The United Nations nuclear watchdog agency begins its annual meeting Monday, where it looks set to wrestle with how to deal with Iran, North Korea, Syria and Israel.

Iran to ban two nuclear inspectorsupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 11:28:00

The head of Iran's atomic energy agency said Monday that the nation will ban two U.N. atomic watchdog inspectors from visiting nuclear facilities, the semi-official Iranian Student News Agency reported.

Iranian foreign minister meets with IAEA chiefupdated: Sun Apr 25 2010 10:10:00

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Sunday met with the head of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency to discuss a plan to swap uranium for a nuclear research reactor in Tehran.

Watchdog: Iran may be working on nuclear warheadupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 21:10:00

Iran may be working on secretly developing a nuclear warhead for a missile, the head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency said Thursday in a draft report.

Iran authorizes 10 new uranium plantsupdated: Sun Nov 29 2009 22:27:00

Iran's Cabinet has authorized the construction of another 10 uranium enrichment plants, its state news agency announced Sunday, further defying international calls to halt its production of nuclear fuel.

U.N. watchdog urges suspension of Iran nuclear facilityupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 15:12:00

The board of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency Friday sharply criticized Iran's nuclear activities in a resolution, and urged Iran to immediately suspend construction of its recently disclosed nuclear facility at Qom.

U.N. investigators visit Iranian nuke siteupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 13:34:00

United Nations nuclear inspectors Thursday visited an Iranian nuclear plant that was secret until September, the International Atomic Energy Agency told CNN.

Iran rejects key part of nuclear dealupdated: Wed Nov 18 2009 16:24:00

Iran will not send its partially enriched uranium abroad to be turned into material for medical research, its foreign minister said Wednesday, rejecting a key plank of a deal designed to ease international fears that Tehran aims to build nuclear weapons.

IAEA report raises concerns about Iranian nuclear facilitiesupdated: Mon Nov 16 2009 16:57:00

In a report published Monday, the United Nations nuclear watchdog group says Iran's disclosure of a previously secret nuclear facility near Qom raises questions about the existence of other such facilities.

Iran responds to nuclear proposalupdated: Thu Oct 29 2009 10:26:00

Iran has sent an "initial response" to a proposal designed to break the deadlock over its nuclear program, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Thursday.

Report: Nuclear inspectors visit newly revealed Iran plantupdated: Sun Oct 25 2009 14:16:00

United Nations-backed nuclear inspectors on Sunday visited a newly disclosed Iranian nuclear facility near the city of Qom, Iranian media has reported.

IAEA chief: Iran nuke talks 'off to good start'updated: Mon Oct 19 2009 12:58:00

The first day of meetings on the future of Iran's nuclear program ended Monday on a note of optimism from the director-general of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency.

IAEA: Iran broke law by not revealing nuclear facilityupdated: Wed Sep 30 2009 15:39:00

Iran broke international law by not disclosing sooner its recently revealed uranium enrichment site, the head of the United Nation's nuclear watchdog agency said.

Iran to give IAEA inspection timetableupdated: Tue Sep 29 2009 10:15:00

Iran will soon tell the International Atomic Energy Agency when it can inspect the Islamic republic's recently revealed nuclear facility, the country's state-run Press TV reported.

Handling Iran's nuclear goalsupdated: Tue Sep 29 2009 10:15:00

How should the Obama administration handle Iran's nuclear ambitions? Our blogger bunch discusses the options.

Iran nuclear official says IAEA can inspect new plantupdated: Sat Sep 26 2009 23:44:00

The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said Saturday that U.N. nuclear experts can inspect a uranium enrichment plant, according to a report from Iran-funded Press TV.

World leaders react to Iranupdated: Sat Sep 26 2009 23:44:00

President Obama and other world leaders react to Iran's second nuclear facility.

U.S. ambassador calls findings on Iran nuclear program 'troubling'updated: Tue Mar 10 2009 15:04:00

Findings in a recent U.N. report that Iran's nuclear program "has military dimensions" are "troubling," the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday.

Iran ready to build nuclear weapon, analysts sayupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 22:56:00

Iranian scientists have reached "nuclear weapons breakout capability," according to a new report based on findings of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency.

Iran's nuclear capabilityupdated: Fri Feb 20 2009 22:56:00

Scientists say that Iran has reached the ability to build single nuclear bomb. CNN's Rez Sayah has more.

Time.com: Nuke Chief Urges Syrian Cooperationupdated: Sat Jun 21 2008 08:00:00

The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief urged Syria on Friday to show "transparency" and cooperate with inspectors from the world agency visiting the Mideast country this weekend

Iran holds back nuclear details, IAEA saysupdated: Mon May 26 2008 20:26:00

Iran is still withholding critical information that could determine whether it is trying to make nuclear weapons, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a restricted report.

Ahmadinejad support waversupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 00:35:00

CNN's Aneesh Raman reports on the political climate in Iran, where support for Ahmadinejad is far from universal.

Time.com: Iran Disputes Atomic Arms Evidenceupdated: Fri Feb 22 2008 15:00:00

Iran has rejected documents that link it to missile and explosives experiments and other work connected to a possible nuclear weapons program

Pakistan rejects nuke weapon fearsupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 19:42:00

Pakistan's foreign ministry Wednesday rejected concerns raised by the U.N. nuclear watchdog chief that the country's nuclear weapons "could fall into the hands of an extremist group in Pakistan or in Afghanistan."

Rice tells nuke watchdog to butt out of Iran diplomacyupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 12:36:00

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice cautioned the U.N. nuclear watchdog group Wednesday not to interfere with international diplomacy over Iran's alleged weapons program.

Iran, IAEA see progress on nuclear talksupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 21:22:00

Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency both said on Tuesday they had made progress in talks about Tehran's offer of more transparency aimed at defusing a row over the Iranian nuclear program.

North Korea inspectionsupdated: Mon Jul 09 2007 07:04:00

North Korea inspections

Time.com: Iran Warns Against Nuclear Sanctionsupdated: Sun Jun 24 2007 13:45:00

A senior Iranian official warned Saturday that further U.N. sanctions over Tehran's contentious nuclear program could derail ongoing negotiations toward a settlement

Time.com: Iran Still Defies U.N. on Uraniumupdated: Thu May 24 2007 09:30:00

The U.N. nuclear monitor reported notable advances in Iran's uranium enrichment program Wednesday while warning for the first time that its knowledge of the country's nuclear activities was shrinking

IAEA blasts U.S. intelligence report on Iranupdated: Thu Sep 14 2006 17:38:00

The U.N. nuclear watchdog agency has written a scathing letter to a congressional committee saying part of its case against Iran is "outrageous and dishonest."

U.N.: Sanctions loom, Iran keeps enrichingupdated: Fri Sep 01 2006 07:01:00

The threat of sanctions has not convinced Iran to stop enriching uranium or to comply with demands that the Islamic republic prove its program is peaceful, a U.N. report said Thursday.

Iran president refuses to budgeupdated: Fri Sep 01 2006 02:08:00

Iran's president argued for his country's pursuit of nuclear technology Friday in an address to residents of Maku city, stating peaceful nuclear energy use is "an inalienable right of the country," according to Iran's state-run IRNA news agency.

Zarif: United Nations unfairly pressuring Iranupdated: Mon Aug 14 2006 09:17:00

The recently adopted UN Security Council Resolution 1696 on Iran's peaceful nuclear program was unwarranted and unhelpful.

U.N. urged to act on Iranupdated: Wed Mar 08 2006 10:09:00

The United States and Europe have called on the U.N. Security Council to act on Iran's atomic program at a meeting of the world body's nuclear watchdog.

Russia-Iran plan 'blocked by U.S.'updated: Tue Mar 07 2006 12:47:00

A Russian proposal to allow Iran to enrich a small amount of uranium on its soil has been shot down by U.S. officials, diplomats close to the International Atomic Energy Agency told CNN.

IAEA: Iran working to enrich uraniumupdated: Mon Feb 27 2006 15:55:00

Iran has begun enriching uranium on a very limited scale and is slowly building up its enrichment activities, according to a confidential International Atomic Energy Agency report that was obtained Monday by CNN.

IAEA 'winds down Iran monitoring'updated: Sun Feb 12 2006 00:41:00

Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency have stripped most surveillance cameras and agency seals from Iranian nuclear sites and equipment as demanded by Tehran in response to its referral to the U.N. Security Council, according to diplomats in Europe quoted by The Associated Press.

Iran tells IAEA to remove camerasupdated: Mon Feb 06 2006 16:32:00

Iran has told the International Atomic Energy Agency to remove its surveillance cameras and other equipment from its nuclear sites by mid-February, the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog has said.

IAEA delays vote on reporting Iranupdated: Fri Feb 03 2006 03:48:00

The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog has delayed a vote on whether to report Iran to the U.N. Security Council over the Islamic state's atomic program.

Showdown looms with Iranupdated: Thu Feb 02 2006 08:43:00

The international community's showdown with Iran over its alleged pursuit of a nuclear weapons program moved closer as the 35-member board of governors to the International Atomic Energy Agency met Thursday in emergency session to vote on the matter.

Accusations as crisis talks loomupdated: Thu Feb 02 2006 04:47:00

Just hours ahead of an emergency meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog, a U.S. official says a "troubling" briefing in Vienna has revealed new information that Iran might be pursuing atomic weapons.

U.S.: 'Troubling' details emerge on Iran nuclear programupdated: Wed Feb 01 2006 05:02:00

A day before a key meeting on Iran's nuclear program, a "troubling" briefing in Vienna revealed new information that Iran might be pursuing nuclear weapons, the U.S. ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday.

Iran 'stepping up uranium work'updated: Tue Jan 31 2006 17:25:00

As the international community prepares to refer Iran to the United Nations Security Council over its nuclear program later this week, Tehran has stepped up its preparations to enrich uranium, a senior U.S. State Department official said Tuesday.

Iran angry at U.N. council moveupdated: Tue Jan 31 2006 08:17:00

Iran has reacted with anger to a move by the world's top five powers to report it to the U.N. Security Council, saying the action would close diplomatic avenues to a solution of its nuclear standoff with the West.

Europe pushes Iran towards U.N.updated: Mon Jan 16 2006 03:22:00

A possible referral of Iran to the U.N. Security Council over the resumption of its nuclear research program has moved closer after Britain, France, Germany said they will call for an emergency meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog.

Q&A: Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed ElBaradeiupdated: Fri Oct 07 2005 11:54:00

The U.N. nuclear watchdog and its head, Mohamed ElBaradei, won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their efforts to limit the spread of atomic weapons.

IAEA, ElBaradei win peace prizeupdated: Fri Oct 07 2005 06:13:00

The U.N. nuclear watchdog and its head, Mohamed ElBaradei, won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their efforts to limit the spread of atomic weapons.

U.N. agency urges Iran to halt nuke activitiesupdated: Thu Aug 11 2005 05:26:00

The International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors passed a resolution Thursday asking Iran to again suspend its nuclear activities, including uranium conversion at its Isfahan plant.

Iran warns over nuclear impasseupdated: Wed Aug 10 2005 02:44:00

An Iranian official has warned European countries against "coercive" measures in the diplomatic standoff over its nuclear program as Tehran removed the U.N. watchdog agency's seals from its Isfahan nuclear processing facility.

IAEA seeks solution to Iran issueupdated: Tue Aug 09 2005 03:40:00

The International Atomic Energy Agency is expected to press Iran on Wednesday to reverse its decision to resume a uranium conversion program.

U.S. accuses Iran of nuke breachesupdated: Wed Mar 02 2005 05:31:00

The United States accused Iran of "cynically" pursuing nuclear weapons, saying Tehran's claims that its aims were peaceful constituted willful deceit of the world and required action by the U.N. Security Council.

Iran: Nuclear resolution unacceptableupdated: Sat Nov 27 2004 06:05:00

Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said the new draft resolution put forward by three European powers at a key meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog is still unacceptable despite recent changes, Iran's state-run news agency reported Saturday.

Iranian group claims 'new' nuke facility in Tehranupdated: Wed Nov 17 2004 05:32:00

An Iranian opposition group says it has disclosed the location of what it claims is a newly discovered nuclear weapons research facility in Tehran.

U.N.: No proof of Iran N-bomb workupdated: Mon Nov 15 2004 06:07:00

Iran has not diverted any of its declared nuclear material for military purposes, but questions remain about possible undeclared activities, the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog says in a new report.

IAEA slaps Seoul over nuke testsupdated: Thu Nov 11 2004 22:19:00

The United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency has determined that secret experiments conducted in South Korea produced small amounts of weapons-grade nuclear material, but the quantities were not significant.

IAEA presses N. Korea, Iran on nuke threatupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 18:02:00

North Korea poses "a serious challenge" to non-proliferation of nuclear material, and Iran must suspend uranium enrichment in order to calm concern about its nuclear program, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency has told its parent body.

Campaigns battle over missing explosivesupdated: Tue Oct 26 2004 06:46:00

The disappearance of 380 tons of powerful explosives from an Iraq storage depot has become a political football in the U.S. presidential elections as both campaigns look for a last-minute advantage.

Tons of Iraq explosives missingupdated: Mon Oct 25 2004 07:44:00

Some 380 tons of explosives powerful enough to detonate nuclear warheads are missing from a former Iraqi military facility that was supposed to be under American control, the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency says.

U.S., Iraq to probe missing N-equipmentupdated: Wed Oct 13 2004 02:33:00

Washington has said it will join Baghdad in a full investigation into missing machinery from Iraq's nuclear facilities, and Iraq's science minister has invited U.N. inspectors to the country.

Missing Iraqi nuke equipment worries IAEAupdated: Tue Oct 12 2004 10:04:00

The senior adviser to Iraq's Interior Ministry blamed U.S. forces Tuesday for not securing facilities where the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency says dual-use equipment that could be used to make nuclear weapons has vanished.

Nuclear materials 'vanish' in Iraqupdated: Mon Oct 11 2004 23:46:00

Equipment and materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons have disappeared from Iraq, the chief of the U.N.'s atomic watchdog agency has warned.

IAEA: Iran nuke talks still openupdated: Sun Sep 19 2004 04:06:00

The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency held out hope Sunday that arms inspectors may not have reached an impasse with Iran on its nuclear program.

Seoul admits secret uranium trialsupdated: Thu Sep 02 2004 18:46:00

South Korea has admitted that government scientists enriched uranium in 2000 to near-nuclear-weapons level, international inspectors have said.

IAEA: No proof of secret Iran planupdated: Wed Sep 01 2004 14:05:00

The U.N. atomic watchdog agency says weapons inspectors have not uncovered evidence to support accusations that Iran has a secret nuclear weapons program.

Nuclear watchdog criticizes Iranupdated: Mon Jun 14 2004 06:28:00

International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei was critical Monday of Iran's cooperation with his agency as the IAEA board of governors met.

Iran wants recognition as nuclear nationupdated: Sat Jun 12 2004 11:35:00

Iran has rejected any further restrictions on its nuclear program and demanded that it be recognized as a nuclear nation with the right to pursue "the peaceful use of atomic energy."

Nuclear report casts doubt on Iran's centrifugesupdated: Tue Jun 01 2004 15:40:00

A classified report on Iran's nuclear program raises serious questions and concerns about Tehran's activities, casting doubt on the Islamic republic's explanation for how centrifuge parts became contaminated with highly enriched uranium.

IAEA: Traces of enriched uranium found in Libyaupdated: Fri May 28 2004 15:59:00

A leaked report from the International Atomic Energy Agency says that highly enriched uranium was found in centrifuges in Libya's nuclear facilities, a diplomat who has seen the document said Friday.

Libya signs snap checks agreementupdated: Wed Mar 10 2004 07:39:00

Libya has agreed to allow the United Nations nuclear watchdog to perform unannounced inspections of atomic facilities in the north African country.

IAEA text hits Iran nuke secrecyupdated: Tue Mar 09 2004 19:35:00

The United States and its European allies have reached agreement on a draft resolution for the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog that criticizes Iran's secrecy on its nuclear program, a senior administration official has told CNN.

Libya made plutonium says IAEAupdated: Thu Feb 19 2004 22:05:00

Libya produced a small amount of plutonium as part of a secret program aimed at developing a nuclear weapon, the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog has said.

U.S. official: Uranium enrichment parts found in Iranupdated: Thu Feb 19 2004 06:36:00

International inspectors have discovered uranium enrichment centrifuge parts in Iran that are much more sophisticated than the type Tehran has admitted to having, a senior Bush administration official said Thursday.

Lessons from Libyaupdated: Tue Jan 06 2004 11:51:00

Gaddafi's decision to come clean on nukes could help inspectors in other rogue nuclear nations

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS updated: Mon Dec 04 1989 00:01:00

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THE FIRST NUCLEAR power plant in the Philippines sits on a verdant bluff overlooking the South China Sea, just off the road where U.S. soldiers marched to their death under the bayonets of Japanese...

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