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September 8, 2009
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  • Nuclear Agency Said to Be in 'Stalemate' with Iran
    The New York Times
  • Gates Urges Arabs to Strengthen Military Ties with Eye to Iran
    Agence France-Presse
  • U.S. Worried over N. Korea's Nuclear-Breakthrough Claim
    Associated Press
  • GDF Suez to Share Nuclear Information with Brazil
    Associated Press
  • UAE Poised to Award $40 Bln Nuclear Contract - Sources
    Reuters
  • The New Nukes
    The Wall Street Journal
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Nuclear Agency Said to Be in 'Stalemate' with Iran

Robert F. Worth, The New York Times
ElBaradeiThe head of the United Nations nuclear oversight agency said Monday that his organization was in a "stalemate" with Iran over its nuclear program, just after the Iranian president affirmed once again that his country would not stop uranium enrichment or negotiate over its nuclear rights.

Mohamed ElBaradei, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told the group's 35-nation board that Iran had not stopped enriching uranium or answered lingering questions about its nuclear program.
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Gates Urges Arabs to Strengthen Military Ties with Eye to Iran

Agence France-Presse
Defense Secretary Robert Gates urged US allies in the Arab world to strengthen their military capabilities and defense cooperation with Washington as a means of pressuring Iran to back off its nuclear program.
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U.S. Worried over N. Korea's Nuclear-Breakthrough Claim

Jae-soon Chang, Associated Press
Editor's Note: North Korea's claim that it has finished "experimental" enrichment is unverified. Even if it were true, North Korea is a long way from experimental enrichment to producing enough highly enriched uranium (HEU) for a bomb.

The United States on Friday expressed concern over North Korea's latest claim that it is on the threshold of mastering a new way of building atomic bombs.
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GDF Suez to Share Nuclear Information with Brazil

Associated Press
France's partially state-owned electric and gas utility GDF Suez said Monday it has signed a nuclear cooperation agreement with Brazilian companies Eletrobras and Eletronuclear.
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UAE Poised to Award $40 Bln Nuclear Contract - Sources

Luke Pachymuthu and Amena Bakr, Reuters
The United Arab Emirates is days away from awarding the largest ever energy contract in the Middle East for the development of a nuclear power plant, industry sources said on Tuesday.
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The New Nukes

Rebecca Smith, The Wall Street Journal
If there ever were a time that seemed ripe for nuclear energy, it's now. For the first time in decades, popular opinion is on the industry's side. A majority of Americans thinks nuclear power, which emits virtually no carbon dioxide, is a safe and effective way to battle climate change, according to recent polls. At the same time, legislators are showing renewed interest in nuclear as they hunt for ways to slash greenhouse-gas emissions.
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