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August 25, 2009
IN THIS ISSUE
  • No Iran Atom Expansion Since May
    Reuters
  • IAEA Probes Myanmar Data, Discourages New Research Reactors
    NuclearFuel
  • Transform U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy
    Defense News
  • Pakistan Feels Heat from Nuke Powers over Talks Block
    Dawn
  • N Korea Invites US Envoy to Nuclear Talks
    Financial Times
  • South Korea Satellite Overshoots Its Orbit
    The Wall Street Journal
  • Saudi Considers Building First Nuclear Power Plant
    The Peninsula
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No Iran Atom Expansion Since May

Sylvia Westall and Mark Heinrich, Reuters
AghazadehIran has not expanded the number of centrifuges enriching uranium at its Natanz nuclear site since the end of May after increasing capacity steadily over the previous three years, diplomats said.

The reason for the slowdown was unclear. The International Atomic Energy Agency is due to issue a report later this week that will influence big-power talks due to consider harsher sanctions on Iran over its disputed nuclear campaign.
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IAEA Probes Myanmar Data, Discourages New Research Reactors (PDF)

Mark Hibbs, NuclearFuel
The IAEA Department of Safeguards during most of 2009 has been sifting through open-source documents, aerial photographs, and other data to obtain a clearer picture of the scope and intent of nuclear activities in Myanmar, Western officials and sources said last week.
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Transform U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Daryl Kimball, Defense News
The U.S.-Soviet standoff that gave rise to tens of thousands of nuclear weapons is over, but the policies developed to justify their possession and potential use remain largely the same. As the administration of President Barack Obama works to complete the congressionally mandated Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) by year's end, it is clear to most that yesterday's nuclear doctrines are no longer appropriate for today's realities.
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Pakistan Feels Heat from Nuke Powers over Talks Block

Dawn
Pakistan came under severe pressure from the major nuclear powers on Thursday to end its defiance of 64 other countries in blocking international disarmament talks.
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N Korea Invites US Envoy to Nuclear Talks

Christian Oliver, Financial Times
Under increasing pressure to bargain with the international community, Pyongyang has invited Stephen Bosworth, the US special representative for North Korea, to attend talks on its nuclear programme, according to South Korean media.
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South Korea Satellite Overshoots Its Orbit

Evan Ramstad, The Wall Street Journal
South Korean officials waited nervously late Tuesday to find out whether the country had become only the 10th to successfully launch a satellite from its own soil.
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Saudi Considers Building First Nuclear Power Plant

The Peninsula
Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, is looking at building its first nuclear power plant, an official told an Arabic-language daily on Wednesday.
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