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July 14, 2009
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  • Russia Says No Iran Sanctions for START Deal: Report
    Reuters
  • Iran Drafts Plans for Nuclear Talks
    The Wall Street Journal
  • GCC N-Power Plant Likely by 2015
    The Peninsula
  • Voters Want Britain to Scrap All Nuclear Weapons, ICM Poll Shows
    The Guardian
  • North Korea's Kim Keeps Up Factory Visits Despite Illness
    Reuters
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Russia Says No Iran Sanctions for START Deal: Report

Reuters
MedvedevRussia will not agree to tougher sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program in exchange for a new nuclear arms cuts deal with Washington, Interfax news agency quoted a foreign ministry source as saying Tuesday.

Last week, U.S. President Barack Obama's nuclear adviser suggested that progress on a U.S.-Russian nuclear arms pact could help persuade Moscow to be more cooperative on Iran.

Iran Drafts Plans for Nuclear Talks

Chip Cummins, The Wall Street Journal
Iran is preparing a package of proposals it hopes to use as the basis for fresh negotiations with Western governments over its nuclear program, its government said over the weekend, a possible signal that Tehran is willing to rebuild diplomatic links after weeks of drubbing the U.S. and Britain for alleged complicity in election unrest.

GCC N-Power Plant Likely by 2015

Satish Kanady, The Peninsula
The Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) common nuclear power plant is expected to become a reality by 2015. The GCC will announce the name of the host country early next year, said a top official who is actively involved in the coordination of the proposed nuclear power plant.

Voters Want Britain to Scrap All Nuclear Weapons, ICM Poll Shows

Julian Glover, The Guardian
Voters want Britain to scrap nuclear weapons altogether rather than replace Trident, according to a new Guardian/ICM poll today. The result marks a sharp turnaround in public opinion amid growing debate about the cost of a new generation of nuclear weapons and the impact of conventional defence cutbacks on the war in Afghanistan.

North Korea's Kim Keeps Up Factory Visits Despite Illness

Jon Herskovitz, Reuters
North Korean media said on Tuesday that leader Kim Jong-il was keeping up a busy schedule of visits around the country, a day after a South Korean television station said he had life-threatening pancreatic cancer.

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