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February 4, 2010
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  • Iran Urged to Follow Up on Nuclear U-Turn
    Agence France-Presse
  • Kevin Rudd's Secret War on Iran
    The Australian
  • US Certifies India-IAEA Safeguards Agreement on Civil N-Facilities
    The Economic Times
  • Obama Budget Seeks 13.4 Percent Increase for National Nuclear Security Administration
    The Washington Post
  • On Heels of Failed Intercept Test, Missile Defense Leader Excoriates Contractors
    Global Security Newswire
  • Brazil Signs Conversion Contract with Areva
    World Nuclear News
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Iran Urged to Follow Up on Nuclear U-Turn

Andrew Gully, Agence France-Presse
AhmadinejadThe United States and key allies urged Iran Wednesday to follow up on a surprise U-turn from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by formally committing to a UN-brokered deal to swap enriched uranium for nuclear fuel.

But there was also alarm and the renewed threat of new sanctions as Ahmadinejad's apparent overture to the West on the nuclear issue was quickly followed by a rocket launch into space deemed by the White House "a provocative act."
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Kevin Rudd's Secret War on Iran

Sean Parnell, The Australian
Three Australian shipments to Iran have been secretly blocked by Defence Minister John Faulkner amid fears the cargo was destined for use in a weapons-of-mass-destruction program.
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US Certifies India-IAEA Safeguards Agreement on Civil N-Facilities

The Economic Times
In yet another step towards full implementation of the India-US civil nuclear deal, President Barack Obama has certified that India has placed its nuclear facilities under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards.
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Obama Budget Seeks 13.4 Percent Increase for National Nuclear Security Administration

Walter Pincus, The Washington Post
President Obama's fiscal 2011 budget blueprint calls for an increase in funding of more than 13 percent for the agency that oversees the U.S. nuclear weapons complex, a greater percentage increase than for any other government agency.
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On Heels of Failed Intercept Test, Missile Defense Leader Excoriates Contractors

Elaine M. Grossman, Global Security Newswire
Just one day after the Missile Defense Agency failed to achieve an intercept in a major flight test of its Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, its executive director took broad aim at defense contractors for chronic quality-control lapses (see GSN, Feb. 1).
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Brazil Signs Conversion Contract with Areva

World Nuclear News
Industrias Nucleares do Brasil (INB) has signed a five-year conversion services contract with Areva of France. The contract will help INB supply fuel to Brazil's sole nuclear power plant at Angra as conversion is the only front-end stage not present in Brazil.
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