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Israeli Test on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay
The New York Times
KEPCO Eyeing Stakes in Uranium Enrichment Firms
Seoul Must Bring China on Board over N.Korea
The Chosun Ilbo
Top Diplomat Says Arms Control Revived after New START Passage
Global Security Newswire
China Needs 10 Years for Nuclear Fuel Recycling: CNNC
Agence France-Presse
Egyptian Joint Venture Eyes Nuclear Contracts
World Nuclear News

Israeli Test on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

William J. Broad, John Markoff and David E. Sanger | The New York Times


The Dimona complex in the Negev desert is famous as the heavily guarded heart of Israel's never-acknowledged nuclear arms program, where neat rows of factories make atomic fuel for the arsenal.

Over the past two years, according to intelligence and military experts familiar with its operations, Dimona has taken on a new, equally secret role — as a critical testing ground in a joint American and Israeli effort to undermine Iran's efforts to make a bomb of its own. Full Article

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Editor's Note: This article erroneously states that South Korea is "not allowed to own enrichment facilities" under the ROK-DPRK agreement. The agreement stipulates that neither state are permitted to enrich uranium on their territories.    Full Article

The Chosun Ilbo
The South Korean and Japanese foreign ministers on Saturday agreed that before direct talks between Japan and North Korea or a resumption of six-party nuclear talks, there have to be inter-Korean talks.    Full Article

Martin Matishak | Global Security Newswire
The recent congressional consideration of the U.S.-Russian New START treaty has once again made nuclear arms control a lead issue on Capitol Hill, the Obama administration's top negotiator for the agreement said yesterday.    Full Article

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Agence France-Presse
China will need at least a decade before it can reprocess spent nuclear fuel on an industrial scale, the nation's largest nuclear power developer said in comments published in state media on Tuesday.    Full Article

World Nuclear News
As the expected launch of a tender for the construction of Egypt's first nuclear power plant approaches, two of the country's largest contractors have announced a joint venture to bid on nuclear power projects in Egypt and the Middle East.    Full Article

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