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March 5, 2009

2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference

IN THIS ISSUE
  • Evidence Mounts of Syrian Nuclear Cover-Up: U.S.
    Reuters
  • Task Force Urges Broader Role for Nuclear Labs
    The Washington Post
  • New Fire at Quake-Damaged Japanese Nuclear Power Plant
    The Guardian
  • Iran: Israeli Nuclear Sites Within Missile Range
    Associated Press
  • Russia Rejects US Move on Missiles
    The Financial Times
  • Buffett-Backed Atomic Fuel Bank Founders at UN Agency
    Bloomberg News
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Evidence Mounts of Syrian Nuclear Cover-Up: U.S.

Mark Heinrich, Reuters
Syrian nuclear site

The United States said on Wednesday that U.N. inspectors had found growing evidence of covert nuclear activity in Syria, and European allies said a lack of Syrian transparency demanded utmost scrutiny.

The U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, is looking into U.S. intelligence reports that Syria had almost built a North Korean-designed, nuclear reactor meant to yield bomb-grade plutonium before Israel bombed it in 2007.

Task Force Urges Broader Role for Nuclear Labs

Walter Pincus, The Washington Post
The nation's nuclear weapons laboratories would be spun out of the Energy Department and become the center of an independent Agency for National Security Applications under a proposal to be released today by a bipartisan task force formed by the Stimson Center, a research organization devoted to security issues.

New Fire at Quake-Damaged Japanese Nuclear Power Plant

Justin McCurry, The Guardian
The immediate future of the world's biggest nuclear power station was in doubt today after its eighth fire since it was closed almost two years ago by an earthquake.

Iran: Israeli Nuclear Sites Within Missile Range

Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press
Iran's military chief warned Israel Wednesday that its nuclear facilities are within range of Iranian missiles, the latest message from Tehran that it will strike back if attacked.

Russia Rejects US Move on Missiles

Charles Clover, Daniel Dombey, Tobias Buck, The Financial Times
Russia and the US yesterday both hardened their position over Washington's missile defence plans for central Europe after reports that President Barack Obama had sent President Dmitry Medvedev a letter suggesting a deal on the issue.

Buffett-Backed Atomic Fuel Bank Founders at UN Agency

Jonathan Tirone, Bloomberg
Billionaire Warren Buffett’s plan to help the United Nations create a safe supply of enriched uranium is foundering because countries fear it will restrict their development of nuclear technology, officials and diplomats say.

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