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August 3, 2010


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U.S. Official Outlines Plan Targeting Firms, Banks that Help Fund North Korea
Chico Harlan, The Washington Post

A top U.S. nonprofileration official outlined a plan Monday to penalize North Korea by choking off the international network of companies and banks that largely fund its nuclear weapons program and the lifestyles of its elite.

Robert Einhorn, the State Department's special adviser for nonproliferation and arms control, said during a trip to Seoul that new U.S. sanctions against North Korea will be finalized within several weeks. But he also emphasized the need for cooperation from other countries -- China, in particular -- to target the entities that do illegal business with North Korea. | Full Article


US Official: Nuclear Inspection in Syria Possible
David Stringer, Associated Press

The U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency will likely consider a special inspection of Syria to answer nagging questions over its nuclear activities, the U.S. ambassador to the organization said Tuesday. | Full Article


Russia Demands Broader Participation in Future Nuclear Cuts
Global Security Newswire

Russia's top diplomat pressed other nuclear powers to take part in future multilateral efforts aimed at rolling back strategic nuclear stockpiles, Interfax reported yesterday. | Full Article


Czech Republic Ready to Host US Missile Warning Centre
Agence France-Presse

The Czech Republic is prepared to host a missile warning centre funded by the United States and incorporated into a NATO missile defence system, Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas said Friday. | Full Article


India, U.S. Sign Accord on Reprocessing Spent Fuel
Narayan Lakshman, The Hindu

India and the U.S. on Friday evening signed the much-debated agreement on modalities for reprocessing spent nuclear fuel, under the civilian nuclear deal between the two countries. | Full Article


Turkey and Korea Aim to Finalize Nuclear Deal
Al Arabiya

Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO) wants a 40 percent stake in a planned Turkish nuclear power plant and would contribute to the financing, Turkish energy officials said on Thursday. | Full Article


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