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August 18, 2009
IN THIS ISSUE
  • Iran Denies Nuclear Talks Offer
    BBC News
  • N. Korea Apparently Loosening Strategy
    The Washington Post
  • S. Korean Launch Raises Questions
    The Washington Post
  • Africa Renounces Nukes
    IAEA Staff Report
  • Arabs Ask for EU Support on Israel Nuke Resolution
    Associated Press
  • US Senator: Burma Denies Nuclear Plans
    Voice of America
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Iran Denies Nuclear Talks Offer

BBC News
SoltaniehAn Iranian official has denied he said Tehran was ready for talks with the West on its nuclear programme based on mutual respect and without conditions.

State television had earlier reported that Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's envoy to the UN's nuclear watchdog, had announced its willingness to negotiate.
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N. Korea Apparently Loosening Strategy

Blaine Harden, The Washington Post
In a shift from pugnacious confrontation to measured conciliation, North Korea appears to be recalibrating its relations with the United States, South Korea and the outside world.
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S. Korean Launch Raises Questions

R. Jeffrey Smith and Stella Kim, The Washington Post
South Korea on Wednesday plans to launch a satellite into space using technology capable, in theory, of eventually delivering nuclear warheads or other weapons of mass destruction.
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Africa Renounces Nukes

IAEA Staff Report
A Treaty making Africa into a zone free of nuclear weapons entered into force on 15 July 2009, in turn expanding the nuclear-weapon free territories to cover the entire Southern hemisphere.
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Arabs Ask for EU Support on Israel Nuke Resolution

George Jahn, Associated Press
Arab states are lobbying the European Union for support in their drive to force Israel to open up its secretive nuclear program to international perusal, documents made available to The Associated Press show.
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US Senator: Burma Denies Nuclear Plans

Heda Bayron, Voice of America
U.S. Senator Jim Webb, who recently held talks with Burma's military leaders, says the government denies reports that it is trying to acquire nuclear technology.
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