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UN nuclear body says ageing reactors fuel safety concerns

By AFP VIENNA: Eighty percent of nuclear power plants are more than 20 years old, raising safety concerns, the UN atomic agency warned in a draft report seen by AFP on Tuesday, a year after Japan’s Fukushima disaster. This “could impact safety and their ability to meet member states’ energy requirements in an economical and …


Iran pushes on with nuclear work after failed IAEA visit

By Mohammad Davari / AFP TEHRAN: Iran’s nuclear work will defiantly go on, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, after UN inspectors left Tehran following talks that failed to lift their suspicions of atomic weapons research. “The Iranian nation has never been seeking an atomic weapon and never will be. It will prove to …


UN nuke official: New trip to Iran planned

VIENNA: A UN nuclear team on Wednesday announced plans to revisit Tehran "in the very near future," indicating some progress on its quest to wrest information from Iran about allegations that it is secretly working on an atomic arms program. The announcement from mission leader Herman Nackaerts came shortly after his team landed at Vienna …


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