UN atomic watchdog announces draft deal on Iran’s nuclear fuel

Nearly three days of talks supported by the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) wrapped up today with a draft agreement on how to provide Iran with fuel for a civilian nuclear research facility.

Opportunity to rid world of nuclear weapons must be seized, Ban stresses

The world must take advantage of the momentum generated by efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging the nine remaining countries which have yet to ratify the global pact which outlaws all nuclear explosions worldwide to do so.

Denuclearization vital for peace on Korean Peninsula, General Assembly hears

The President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) told the General Assembly today that denuclearization is essential to achieving peace on the Korean Peninsula, calling for cooperation by the world’s nations to achieve broader disarmament goals.

UK leader, addressing UN debate, calls for ‘grand’ global nuclear bargain

United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown today proposed a “grand global bargain” between nations that have nuclear weapons and nations that do not, telling the General Assembly that the world was facing a renewed threat of proliferation.

Serbia-Russia partnership on nuclear waste will hasten development, UN says

Serbia will send its nuclear waste for reprocessing and disposal to Russia as part of a new agreement which will pave the way for economic and social development, the head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said today.

Ratification of UN-backed nuclear treaty nears milestone of 150 countries

The total number of countries that have ratified the United Nations-backed Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) has inched closer to 150 after Liberia ratified the agreement this week.

Secretary-General sees political will for nuclear disarmament

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he perceives an increased political will for disarmament, calling on the international community to seize the momentum and take decisive action to ban nuclear testing worldwide.

Secretary-General welcomes Russian, US nuclear commitments

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the commitments made by the leaders of Russia and the United States to accomplish nuclear disarmament and intensify nuclear non-proliferation efforts.

UN atomic watchdog chief welcomes US, Russian non-proliferation commitments

The head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today said he is greatly encouraged by the commitment made by the leaders of the United States and Russia to reduce their nuclear arsenals.

Delegates at UN forum seek to strengthen nuclear security

Delegates from more than 90 countries began a three-day meeting in Vienna today to assess seven years of global efforts to improve the protection and control of radioactive material, and to discuss ways to strengthen nuclear security.