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July 1, 2010

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  • U.N. Nuclear Agency's Top Inspector Resigns
    Reuters
  • West Worries China May Undermine Iran Sanctions Efforts
    Los Angeles Times
  • Iran Arms Syria with Radar
    The Wall Street Journal
  • Ships' Weapons Cargo Seized
    The National
  • Why China Struck N-Deal with Pakistan 4 Days after Indo-US Deal
    Hindustan Times
  • North Korea Urges U.N. Council to Back New Cheonan Probe
    Reuters
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U.N. Nuclear Agency's Top Inspector Resigns

Sylvia Westall, Reuters
HeinonenThe U.N. nuclear agency said on Thursday its top inspector Olli Heinonen, head of investigations into Iran and Syria, has resigned for personal reasons after nearly 30 years at the Vienna-based organisation.

Heinonen, 63, is head of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) safeguards department which verifies that countries' nuclear programmes are not being diverted for military use. He is the agency's leading Iran expert.
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West Worries China May Undermine Iran Sanctions Efforts

Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
U.S. and European officials in charge of efforts to tighten sanctions against Iran have expressed new concerns that China is quietly positioning itself to undermine the latest measures.
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Iran Arms Syria with Radar

Charles Levinson, The Wall Street Journal
Iran has sent Syria a sophisticated radar system that could threaten Israel's ability to launch a surprise attack against Iran's nuclear facilities, say Israeli and U.S. officials, extending an alliance aimed at undermining Israel's military dominance in the region.
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Ships' Weapons Cargo Seized

Haneen Dajani and Mariam Khanji, The National
UAE security forces have intercepted scores of ships and confiscated materials that could be used to manufacture weapons systems, a nuclear security official revealed last night.
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Why China Struck N-Deal with Pakistan 4 Days after Indo-US Deal

Hindustan Times
Editor's Note: This article contains some conventional and strongly worded Indian rhetoric about this issue, but it also provides a useful chronology with key dates for contracts related to the possible China-Pakistan nuclear reactor project.
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North Korea Urges U.N. Council to Back New Cheonan Probe

Louis Charbonneau, Reuters
North Korea has asked the U.N. Security Council to support its call for a new probe into the March sinking of a South Korean warship that Seoul blames it for, saying it could cooperate on it with the South.
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