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PROLIFERATION NEWS

June 24, 2010


SAVE THE DATE: The 2011 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference will take place from March 28-29, 2011, in Washington, DC.

In Memoriam: Dr. Alexander "Sasha" Pikayev, a well-known and befriended figure in the global nuclear policy community, died in Malta last week, at the age of 48. Sasha was director of the Department for Disarmament and Conflict Resolution at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) in Moscow. From 1996 to 2003 he was co-director of the Nonproliferation Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center. Sasha was a pioneering figure in the independent Russian nuclear policy arena. He will be sorely missed. Sasha's friends at the Carnegie Endowment extend their deep condolences to his wife Marina and his family.

Iran Says Has Enriched 17 kg Uranium to 20 Percent Purity
Reuters

Iran has enriched 17 kg of uranium to 20 percent purity, a top official said on Wednesday, underscoring Tehran's determination to push ahead with its nuclear program despite new international sanctions. | Full Article


Iran Must Respond to Nuclear Concerns: Brazil
Agence France-Presse

Sanctions may not have closed the door for talks over Iran's nuclear programme, but the ball is now in Tehran's court to allay international fears, Brazil's foreign minister said here Wednesday. | Full Article


A Road Map for a Nuclear Free World
JoongAng Daily

Editor's Note: This statement, published in JoongAng Daily, was made in Seoul by former South Korean Prime Minister Lee Hong-koo, former Foreign Minister Han Sung-joo, former National Assembly Speaker Park Kwan-yong, and former Army Chief of Staff General Paik Sun-yup. It is the first time such eminent figures have come together in South Korea to jointly express support for efforts toward a stable and secure world free of nuclear weapons. | Full Article


China Firms Join Controversial Pakistan Nuclear Push
Chris Buckley, Reuters

Chinese companies this month quietly signed a contract to cooperate in building two nuclear reactors at Pakistan's Chashma atomic complex, advancing a controversial project that has worried Washington and India. | Full Article


Kuwait, US Sign MOC on Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy
Kuwait News Agency

Kuwait signed here Wednesday a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with the US Government on nuclear safeguards and other nonproliferation topics. | Full Article


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