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June 18, 2009
  • Iran 'Would Like Nuclear Option'
    BBC News
  • With Iran, Think Before You Speak
    The New York Times
  • North Korea May Fire a Missile Toward Hawaii
    Associated Press
  • ElBaradei, Israel Clash over Syria Probe "Bias"
  • Expansive Energy Bill Advances In Congress
    The Washington Post
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Iran 'Would Like Nuclear Option'

BBC News
ElBaradeiThe head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says he believes Iran is mastering nuclear technology and it wants the option of a nuclear weapon.

Mohammed ElBaradei told the BBC that countries with nuclear weapons were treated differently to those without.

He said North Korea, with a bomb, was invited to the conference table, while Saddam Hussein's Iraq, without one, was - as he put it - pulverised.

With Iran, Think Before You Speak

John Kerry, The New York Times
The grass-roots protests that have engulfed Iran since its presidential election last week have grabbed America’s attention and captured headlines — unfortunately, so has the clamor from neoconservatives urging President Obama to denounce the voting as a sham and insert ourselves directly in Iran’s unrest.

North Korea May Fire a Missile Toward Hawaii

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press
North Korea may fire a long-range ballistic missile toward Hawaii in early July, a Japanese news report said Thursday, as Russia and China urged the regime to return to international disarmament talks on its rogue nuclear program.

ElBaradei, Israel Clash over Syria Probe "Bias"

Mark Heinrich, Reuters
The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Thursday angrily rejected Israeli accusations of bias in a probe by his agency into allegations of a secret Syrian atomic site, calling Israel's position "totally distorted."

Expansive Energy Bill Advances in Congress

Steven Mufson, The Washington Post
A Senate energy bill was voted out of committee yesterday, but not before losing the support of two Democrats and a dozen leading environmental organizations.


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