The USSR carries out the first atmospheric nuclear test (a bomb dropped from a Tu-4 bomber) at the Semipalatinsk test range.
Creation of the Commissariate a l’Energie Atomique – CEA (Commissariat for Atomic Energy) in France, under the lead of F. Joliot-Curie.

Blog entries: Ali Asghar Soltanieh


The internationally negotiated Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) of 14 July 2015, or the Iran nuclear agreement, concluded between Iran, the P5+1,and the EU is widely considered to be a very important political, diplomatic, mutually beneficial achievement which contributes greatly to the strengthening and indeed survival of the NPT. Since the entry into force of the JPCOA in January 2016, the IAEA has consistently verified Iran’s compliance with all of its international safeguards obligations under the JCPOA, which constitute the strictest safeguards regime ever applied to any NPT State Party.