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September 28, 2010

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Kimís Son Elevated Before Meeting
Mark McDonald, The New York Times

The youngest son of Kim Jong-il, North Korea's reclusive leader, has been promoted to a military general, that country's official Korean Central News Agency reported early Tuesday, the clearest sign yet that he is in line to succeed his father as the country's leader.

A brief dispatch by KCNA said the son, Kim Jong-un, and five others had been made generals in the Korea People's Army. It was the first time that KCNA or any North Korean news outlet had mentioned the son, who is either 27 or 28, by name. | Full Article

Nuclear-Armed Pakistan Chairs Board of U.N. Atom Body
Fredrik Dahl, Reuters

Pakistan became the new chair of the U.N. nuclear watchdog's governing body on Monday, although it is outside a global anti-atomic arms pact and home to a smuggler who supplied nuclear secrets to Iran and North Korea. | Full Article

Envoys Argue over 'Slumbering' Geneva Nuke Talks
Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press

Editor's Note: It is not quite correct to state that the Bush administration "opposed negotiating a cutoff pact, arguing it would not be verifiable." These concerns actually led it to support the negotiation of a treaty without verification provisions, a position many other states found unacceptable. | Full Article

Stuxnet Worm Rampaging through Iran: IT Official
Agence France-Presse

The Stuxnet worm is mutating and wreaking further havoc on computerised industrial equipment in Iran where about 30,000 IP addresses have already been infected, IRNA news agency reported on Monday. | Full Article

U.N. Nuclear Assembly Rejects Arab Move Targeting Israel
Fredrik Dahl and Sylvia Westall, Reuters

Member states of the U.N. nuclear watchdog narrowly rejected an Arab-sponsored resolution on Friday calling on Israel to join a global anti-atomic weapons treaty, a U.S. victory after a bruising diplomatic battle. | Full Article

Fox Reassures on US Defence Ties
Daniel Dombey, Financial Times

Britain has stepped up its effort to reassure the US that a planned 10-20 per cent cut in defence spending will not endanger its standing as Washington's most valued ally, but has also clashed with the Pentagon over a key procurement project. | Full Article


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