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April 16, 2009

2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference

IN THIS ISSUE
  • UN Nuclear Inspectors Quit NKorea
    Agence France-Presse
  • Gates Warns against Israeli Strike on Iran's Nuclear Facilities
    Los Angeles Times
  • Iran Says It Plans New Nuclear Offer
    The New York Times
  • Turkey Pushes for Nuclear Arms-Free Middle East
    Reuters
  • US GNEP Programme Dead, DOE Confirms
    Nuclear Engineering International
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UN Nuclear Inspectors Quit NKorea

Agence France-Presse
Kim Jong IlUN nuclear inspectors left North Korea Thursday after the hardline communist state ordered them out and announced plans to restart production of weapons-grade plutonium.

The inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) arrived in Beijing but declined to comment to reporters.

Gates Warns against Israeli Strike on Iran's Nuclear Facilities

Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
Amid increasing suggestions that Israel might attack Iran's nuclear facilities, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates warned this week that such a strike would have dangerous consequences, and asserted that Tehran's acquisition of a bomb can be prevented only if "Iranians themselves decide it's too costly."

Iran Says It Plans New Nuclear Offer

Nazila Fathi, The New York Times
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran said Wednesday that he was preparing a new proposal to resolve disputes with the West over Iranís nuclear program, opening the door to talks with the United States, the official news agency IRNA reported.

Turkey Pushes for Nuclear Arms-Free Middle East

Reuters
Turkish President Abdullah Gul called on Wednesday for a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction, hoping that a U.S.-Russian pledge to join forces to eradicate nuclear weapons will encourage the region.

US GNEP Programme Dead, DOE Confirms

Nuclear Engineering International
A US Department of Energy spokeswoman has confirmed that the US domestic component of the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership has been cancelled.

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