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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Yukiya Amano
A senior U.N. official announced progress Friday in long-stalled efforts to resume a probe of suspicions that Iran may have worked to develop nuclear arms, saying the investigation could be restarted by early next year.
Afghanistan's president praised Pakistan on Tuesday for releasing a group of Taliban prisoners, a move he hopes will kick-start peace talks with the militant group, the president's office said.
The head of the U.N. nuclear agency made an unusually strong demand Monday for Iran to cooperate with an investigation into suspected secret work on nuclear weapons, expressing his frustration with the lack of headway in the probe.
The U.N. nuclear agency chief on Monday announced new talks with Iran and urged it to sign a deal that would relaunch his long-stalled probe into suspicions that Tehran worked secretly on atomic arms.
The head of the U.N. nuclear agency on Monday said his organization does not plan to send a mission to North Korea any time soon, despite an invitation from Pyongyang.
The head of the U.N nuclear watchdog, in Tehran on a key mission that could lead to the resumption of probes on whether Iran secretly has worked on a nuclear weapon, said Monday that he had met with Iranian leaders amid a "good atmosphere."
The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog, on a key mission that could lead to the resumption of probes on whether Iran has secretly worked on a nuclear weapon, said Monday that his meeting with Iranian leaders had a "good atmosphere."
As international tensions rise over a planned North Korean rocket launch, the U.N. nuclear agency is taking a wait-and-see attitude on an offer from the North to allow agency experts back into the country, according to a letter shared with the Associated Press.
The head of the U.N. nuclear agency said his inspectors could be back in North Korea within a few weeks, once the North and his agency's board approve such a mission.
The head of the U.N. nuclear agency on Monday announced plans to publish new information backing up his belief that Iran may be working on a nuclear warhead — developments that leave his organization "increasingly concerned."
The Japanese government acknowledged Friday that it was overwhelmed by the scale of last week's twin natural disasters, slowing the response to the nuclear crisis that was triggered by the earthquake and tsunami that left at least 10,000 people dead.
A bipartisan group of senators and House members this week urged the head of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency to demand intrusive inspections of Syria's suspected nuclear program.
The United States will continue to pressure Iran to meet its international commitments and come clean about its nuclear program, a senior U.S. official said Monday.
The U.N. nuclear agency cannot confirm that all of Iran's atomic activities are peaceful because of Tehran's selective cooperation with nuclear inspectors, the agency's chief said Monday.
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency has asked Israel to consider signing up to the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, according to a report made public Friday, in a boost to Arab-led pressure on the Jewish state to join the pact.
Mr. Amano urged Iran to withdraw its 2007 ban on 38 inspectors, announced in apparent retaliation for the imposition of U.N. sanctions because of the Islamic Republic's refusal to freeze enrichment, which can produce both nuclear fuel and the fissile warhead material.
"I can assure you that the safeguard process is remaining effective," he said. "But if unchecked, the repeated objection to the designation of inspectors will be problematic."