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James M. Acton, The Asahi Shimbun
Tokyo disliked the U.S.-India nuclear deal from the start. The very idea of nuclear cooperation with a state that had failed to place all of its nuclear facilities under safeguards was anathema to many in Japan.
Nonetheless, under intense pressure from the administration of President George W. Bush, Japan ended up voting for the exemption to the Nuclear Suppliers Group's guidelines that was required for states to start exporting civil nuclear technology to India.
Asserting that India's nuclear liability bill was not inconsistent with international norms, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon has said New Delhi hopes to address US corporate concerns before President Barack Obama's India visit.
Carol Matlack and Yuriy Humber, BusinessWeek
Russia, one of the world's biggest oil and gas exporters, aims to become a global leader in nuclear power, too. State-owned nuclear group Rosatom now has 15 reactors under construction worldwide, more than any other international supplier.
John Pomfret, The Washington Post
North Korea continues to keep the experts guessing. Last week, it promoted the third son of its current leader, Kim Jong Il, prompting speculation that he is on track to succeed his father. And now, apparently, it has commissioned construction activity at the site where it used to produce plutonium for its nuclear arsenal.
Fredrik Dahl, Reuters
Iran is making steady progress in its nuclear enrichment programme but there is still time to find a diplomatic solution over work the West fears is aimed at making bombs, a former top U.N. nuclear official said.
Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia will need 40 gigawatts (GW) of base load power by 2030 which could be met by nuclear plants, a senior official from the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy said on Monday.