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PROLIFERATION NEWS

June 18, 2009



Iran 'Would Like Nuclear Option'
BBC News

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says he believes Iran is mastering nuclear technology and it wants the option of a nuclear weapon.

Mohammed ElBaradei told the BBC that countries with nuclear weapons were treated differently to those without.


With Iran, Think Before You Speak
John Kerry, The New York Times

The grass-roots protests that have engulfed Iran since its presidential election last week have grabbed America’s attention and captured headlines — unfortunately, so has the clamor from neoconservatives urging President Obama to denounce the voting as a sham and insert ourselves directly in Iran’s unrest.


North Korea May Fire a Missile Toward Hawaii
Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press

North Korea may fire a long-range ballistic missile toward Hawaii in early July, a Japanese news report said Thursday, as Russia and China urged the regime to return to international disarmament talks on its rogue nuclear program.


ElBaradei, Israel Clash over Syria Probe "Bias"
Mark Heinrich, Reuters

The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Thursday angrily rejected Israeli accusations of bias in a probe by his agency into allegations of a secret Syrian atomic site, calling Israel's position "totally distorted."


Expansive Energy Bill Advances in Congress
Steven Mufson, The Washington Post

A Senate energy bill was voted out of committee yesterday, but not before losing the support of two Democrats and a dozen leading environmental organizations.


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