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September 17, 2009
IN THIS ISSUE
  • U.S. Changes Course on Eastern European Nuclear-Missile Shield
    The Wall Street Journal
  • Foreign Minister Orders Probe of Secret Agreements with U.S.
    The Mainichi Daily News
  • Thorium-Fuelled Exports Coming from India
    World Nuclear News
  • IAEA's Poor Nations Split on Iran's Attack Ban Bid
    Reuters
  • Israel Says Mideast Not Ready for Nuclear Arms Ban
    Associated Press
  • United States and South Africa Sign Agreement on Cooperation in Nuclear Energy Research and Development
    R&D Magazine
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U.S. Changes Course on Eastern European Nuclear-Missile Shield

Peter Spiegel, The Wall Street Journal
ObamaThe White House is scrapping a Bush-era plan for an Eastern European missile-defense shield, saying a redesigned defensive system would be cheaper, quicker and more effective against the threat from Iranian missiles.

"After an extensive process, I have approved the unanimous recommendations of my secretary of defense and my joint chiefs of staff to strengthen America's defenses against ballistic-missile attack," President Barack Obama said in an announcement Thursday morning.
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Foreign Minister Orders Probe of Secret Agreements with U.S.

The Mainichi Daily News
Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada has ordered a top Foreign Ministry official to probe secret Japan-U.S. accords, including one granting permission to nuclear-armed U.S. vessels to make port calls in Japan.
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Thorium-Fuelled Exports Coming from India

World Nuclear News
India has announced intentions to export power reactors to other nations and is developing an advanced design for that purpose.
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IAEA's Poor Nations Split on Iran's Attack Ban Bid

Mark Heinrich, Reuters
An Iranian attempt to ban attacks on nuclear sites suffered a setback on Wednesday when fellow developing nations declined as a bloc to endorse a draft resolution, diplomats said.
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Israel Says Mideast Not Ready for Nuclear Arms Ban

Steve Weizman, Associated Press
Israel's defense minister said in remarks published Thursday that the Middle East is too unruly for a region-wide nuclear arms ban, arguing that the Muslim world must first "behave like Western Europe."
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United States and South Africa Sign Agreement on Cooperation in Nuclear Energy Research and Development

R&D Magazine
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and South African Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters signed a bilateral Agreement on Cooperation in Research and Development of Nuclear Energy on September 14 in Vienna. This Agreement will facilitate cooperation in the areas of advanced nuclear energy systems and reactor technology.
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