The Moscow Times
Iran has agreed to discuss a proposal to curb production of high-grade uranium when the seven negotiating parties meet in Moscow next week, European Union officials said Monday.
Iran has taken "initial steps" to design its first nuclear-powered submarine, a deputy navy commander claimed in an interview with the Fars news agency published on Tuesday. "Initial steps to design and build nuclear submarine propulsion systems have begun," Admiral Abbas Zamini, the technical deputy navy chief, told the agency. Full Article
Ümit Enginsoy | Hürriyet Daily News
Turkish authorities are gearing up next month to announce their pick for Turkey’s critical Long-Range Air and Missile Defense Systems. Russian, Chinese, American and European companies are in the running. Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Eurosam, Rosoboronexport and CP-MIEC are all among the contenders. Full Article
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea said on Saturday it has no plans to conduct a nuclear test "at present", an announcement which analysts said was made under increasing pressure from the international community. Full Article
Matthew L. Wald | New York Times
When the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee meets on Wednesday to consider President Obama's choice to head the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, three themes are likely to dominate the questioning: waste, waste and earthquakes. Collegiality and diplomacy may also be mentioned. Full Article
Fukui Gov. Issei Nishikawa is expected this week to endorse the restart of two reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Oi atomic plant, after a local nuclear safety commission officially informed him Monday that steps have been taken to ensure their safety. Full Article
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