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UN atomic energy chief impressed by Pakistan’s nuclear safety measures

KARACHI: Pakistan has often been under fire, though unwarrantedly, over nuclear safety standards and measures, but Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano appreciates the South Asian country for employing the most advanced safety features for its nuclear reactors. The UN atomic energy chief visited the K-2 and K-3 nuclear power plants in the city on Wednesday. He later addressed the seminar on “The Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy and Pakistan”, organised by the Center for…

UN atomic energy chief arrives in Pakistan today

ISLAMABAD: Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano will arrive in Pakistan on Monday (today) on a three-day official visit. During his stay, he will visit centers of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) in Islamabad, Faisalabad and Karachi, a PAEC's statement said. As a founding member of IAEA, Pakistan has deep cooperation with the IAEA in areas of nuclear power, industrial application of nuclear techniques, non-destructive testing, food and agriculture, soil improvement,…

North Korea nuclear programme in ‘new phase’: IAEA

SEOUL: North Korea's uranium enrichment facility has doubled in size over the last few years, the UN's atomic watchdog chief has warned, as global tensions grow over Pyongyang's burgeoning nuclear weapons programme. Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) told the Wall Street Journal that the isolated state's nuclear capacities are being ramped up. "The situation is very bad... It has gone into a new phase," Amano said, in the report published Monday. "All of the indications point to the…

IAEA chief says Iran showing commitment to deal

VIENNA: Iran has shown commitment to the deal on its nuclear program agreed with world powers, the head of the United Nations atomic energy watchdog said on Sunday, following complaints by Tehran over what it calls a US violation of the accord. The White House said on Thursday that a bill extending US sanctions against Iran for 10 years would become law without President Barack Obama's signature, adding this would not affect overall implementation of the nuclear agreement. READ MORE: Rouhani says Iran will not let…