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August 19, 2010

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  • Nuclear Suppliers Group and the IAEA Additional Protocol
    Nuclear Energy Brief
  • Iran to Launch First Nuclear Plant after Decades of Delay
    Agence France-Presse
  • CIA Forms New Center to Combat Nukes, WMDs
    Associated Press
  • Kim Jong II Appoints Jang Song Taek Caretaker for Kim Jong Eun
    The Washington Post
  • Nick Clegg: Troops Should Take Priority over Trident
    The Guardian
  • South Korea-India Close to Nuke Deal
    The Asahi Shimbun
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Nuclear Suppliers Group and the IAEA Additional Protocol

Mark Hibbs, Nuclear Energy Brief
IAEASix years after talks began, the 46 countries that set rules for global nuclear trade have not been able to reach an agreement on proposed new guidelines governing the export of items used for sensitive nuclear fuel cycle activities—uranium enrichment and spent fuel reprocessing.

At its annual plenary meeting in late June, the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) failed once again. This failure has led some senior officials in NSG states to reconsider the current guidelines, in part because a more ambitious project lies ahead.
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Iran to Launch First Nuclear Plant after Decades of Delay

Agence France-Presse
After decades of delay and sanctions, Iran will launch on Saturday its Russian-built first nuclear power plant in the face of Western suspicion that its atomic programme has a covert military agenda.
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CIA Forms New Center to Combat Nukes, WMDs

Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press
The CIA is opening a counterproliferation center to combat the spread of dangerous weapons and technology, a move that comes as Iran is on the verge of fueling up a new nuclear power plant.
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Kim Jong II Appoints Jang Song Taek Caretaker for Kim Jong Eun

Chico Harlan, The Washington Post
A career politician named Jang Song Taek recently became the second most powerful man in North Korea, injecting a dose of unpredictability into the power handoff playing out in Pyongyang between a father too sick and a son too young to manage the transition alone.
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Nick Clegg: Troops Should Take Priority over Trident

The Guardian
Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, today exposed tensions within the coalition over the £20bn replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons system.
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South Korea-India Close to Nuke Deal

Yoshihiro Makino, The Asahi Shimbun
South Korea and India appear set to reach an agreement on nuclear energy technology cooperation by the end of the year, South Korean government sources said.
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