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January 6, 2011

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Lady Ashton and Jalili/Salehi: What Next in Istanbul?
Pierre Goldschmidt, Proliferation Analysis

Editor's Note: A second round of talks between the P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Germany) and Iran is tentatively planned for late January in Istanbul. In this informative and insightful analysis, Pierre Goldschmidt details a new strategy that should be adopted before the January meeting takes place in order to achieve a multilateral agreement with Iran, if Iran is actually willing to negotiate. | Full Article

EU, China, Russia Urged Not to Visit Iran - Envoys
Justyna Pawlak and Louis Charbonneau, Reuters

The European Union, Russia and China should reject Iran's invitation to visit its atomic sites this month just ahead of key talks, since that is a job for the U.N. nuclear watchdog, Western diplomats said on Wednesday. | Full Article

China Reaffirms "No First Use" Nuke Rule
Global Security Newswire

China today denounced as "baseless" a news report that the nation might consider conducting a nuclear first strike under certain conditions, the Associated Press reported. | Full Article

Seoul Rejects North Korea's Talks Offer as "Propaganda"
Sylvia Westall and Jack Kim, Reuters

South Korea has dismissed a North Korean call for unconditional talks to ease tensions, saying on Thursday the offer was "propaganda" it does not take seriously. | Full Article

PM to Launch Fuel Reprocessing Plant
Sify News

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate a 100-tonne per annum Power Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Plant at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) at Tarapur here Friday, officials said. | Full Article

Namibia Embarks on Nuclear Policy
Brigitte Weidlich, IPS

Namibia is set to develop its rich uranium resources and intends to pursue uranium enrichment locally. It also plans to build its own nuclear electricity plant. | Full Article


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