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October 12, 2010
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IN THIS ISSUE
  • Iranian Nukes Worry Neighboring Bahrain
    The Washington Times
  • Iran Acknowledges Espionage at Nuclear Facilities
    Associated Press
  • Lawmakers Eye Fixes to Law on Nuclear Pacts
    Arms Control Association
  • UK and France in Talks over Warheads
    Financial Times
  • HEU Removed from Poland
    Global Security Newswire
  • NPC to Hire Int'l Law Firms to Explain Nuke Bill Clauses to US
    Business Standard

Iranian Nukes Worry Neighboring Bahrain

Ben Birnbaum, The Washington Times
NonooBahrain's ambassador to the United States told The Washington Times that she fears her country home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet could become the first casualty of a nuclear-armed Iran.

"Iran has had claims in the past on Bahrain," Ambassador Houda Nonoo said in an interview. "The latest was on their 30th anniversary in February 2009, where they mentioned Bahrain as the 14th province. Very similar to [Saddam Hussein's] Iraq mentioning Kuwait as their 19th province."
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Iran Acknowledges Espionage at Nuclear Facilities

Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press
Iran revealed for the first time Saturday that some personnel at the country's nuclear facilities were lured by promises of money to pass secrets to the West, but said increased security and worker privileges have put a stop to the spying.
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Lawmakers Eye Fixes to Law on Nuclear Pacts

Daniel Horner, Arms Control Association
Key members of Congress from both parties last month expressed support for revising U.S. law on agreements for peaceful nuclear cooperation, citing a number of nuclear pacts that have been recently submitted to Congress or are being negotiated as showing the need for change.
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UK and France in Talks over Warheads

James Blitz and Ben Hall, Financial Times
An agreement being negotiated by the UK and France would see British nuclear warheads serviced by French scientists and break with half a century in which neither country has collaborated on its independent deterrent.
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HEU Removed from Poland

Global Security Newswire
The United States has removed from Poland 1,000 pounds of highly enriched uranium, enough material to fuel 18 nuclear weapons, the London Telegraph reported yesterday.
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NPC to Hire Int'l Law Firms to Explain Nuke Bill Clauses to US

Business Standard
The Nuclear Power Corporation will engage international law firms to explain certain clauses of the recently passed Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, for the US, ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to India, a senior NPCIL official said today.
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