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February 11, 2010
IN THIS ISSUE
  • IAEA Suggests Iran's New Enrichment Modest
    Associated Press
  • U.S. Penalizes Companies Tied to Iran Corps
    The New York Times
  • Malaysia Dismisses IAEA Envoy after Iran Atomic Vote
    Reuters
  • UN Envoy in North Korea to Spur Nuke Talks
    Associated Press
  • Jordan and U.S. Move Closer to Nuclear Pact
    The Wall Street Journal
  • India, UK to Ink Nuke Pact Today
    The Economic Times
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IAEA Suggests Iran's New Enrichment Modest

George Jahn, Associated Press
AhmadinejadIran expects to produce its first batch of higher enriched uranium in a few days but its initial effort is modest, using only a small amount of feedstock and a fraction of its capacities, according to a confidential document shared Wednesday with The Associated Press.

But the document also indicated that Iran was keeping silent on whether or not it would ramp up production, which would bring it closer to the ability to produce the fissile core of nuclear weapons.
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U.S. Penalizes Companies Tied to Iran Corps

Mark Landler, The New York Times
The Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Wednesday on a commander and four companies linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps of Iran, underscoring the Obama administration's determination to single out the elite corps as a way to curb Iran's nuclear program.
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Malaysia Dismisses IAEA Envoy after Iran Atomic Vote

Mark Heinrich, Reuters
Malaysia has dismissed its envoy to the U.N. nuclear watchdog for voting against a resolution rebuking Iran and he will be replaced as rotating head of the agency's governing body later this week.
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UN Envoy in North Korea to Spur Nuke Talks

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press
A senior U.N. envoy held talks with North Korean officials Wednesday and the North's top nuclear negotiator met his Chinese counterpart amid an international push for the regime to rejoin disarmament negotiations.
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Jordan and U.S. Move Closer to Nuclear Pact

Jay Solomon, The Wall Street Journal
Jordan is in advanced talks with the Obama administration to conclude a civilian nuclear-cooperation agreement with the U.S., according to Jordanian and U.S. officials.
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India, UK to Ink Nuke Pact Today

The Economic Times
India and UK will finally sign the civil nuclear agreement in New Delhi on Thursday.
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