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Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

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Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

Postby enqyoob » 23 Jun 2009 02:45

This entire thread seems to consist of one-liner links from somewhere or other. Looks like a Google search under "Nuclear". Where is the "discussion" I wonder, and what is the point of having one post per one-liner - a single post with 50 links should do fine, given that there is absolutely no thinking going on here. Could post a whole lot of IB4TLs instead.

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^
Nice article. Shows India one good way of projecting deterrence, against China.
It would be nice if the Indian media had the intellect displayed here to discuss such issues.

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Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

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IAEA INFCIRC/760
The Secretariat has received a communication dated 8 June 2009 from the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea, transmitting the text of a non-paper entitled "The Republic of Korea´s Suggestion on Possible Criteria for Multilateral Approaches to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle"


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Representative John Murtha (D-Pa.) name comes up in the Charlie Wilson's War - movie when he supports the increased funding to the Mujahideen fighters against the Soviet Union during the 1980s.
Representative John Murtha (D-Pa.), who chairs the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, voiced serious concern about recent instability in the South Asian nation. The issue "is absolutely what I look at and worry about the most," he said.

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Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

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Iran says UN chief’s remarks are examples of ‘open interference’

""Mr. Ban Ki-moon has damaged his credibility in the eyes of independent countries by ignorantly following some domineering powers which have a long record of uncalled-for interference in other countries' internal affairs,"" Qashqavi explained

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Reactor vessel heads on the move
A new reactor pressure vessel head was shipped from Kobe, Japan bound for Texas today. Meanwhile another is inching its way across California.
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Russia signs African agreements
Nuclear-related cooperation agreements have been reached in Egypt and Nigeria during a tour of four African countries by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. His tour, between 23 and 26 June, also takes in Namibia and Angola.

Whilst in Egypt, Russia signed a cooperation agreement in the exploration and mining of uranium. Rosatom director general Sergei Kiriyenko, who accompanied Medvedev, said: "Egypt has very promising uranium deposits and is ready to cooperate with us in uranium prospecting and, in future, uranium mining."
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OECD boosts support for nuclear exports
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has said that its member countries have agreed to boost official backing for exports of renewable energy and nuclear power equipment.

In a move to respond to growing demand for low-carbon energy, the organisation said that "countries that participate in the OECD's
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EU nations agree on nuclear deal
The executive European Commission says nuclear power plants in the EU will now be legally obliged to comply with safety rules set out by the UN' nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.


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GERMANY: Have no Nuclear Weapons, Just Share Them
Germany's largest political party, the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) headed by Merkel, and its sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU), which together are the larger partner in the coalition government with the SPD, have welcomed Obama's new efforts for nuclear abolition - but they are not willing to give up the policy of nuclear sharing in a unilateral move.

"We should exercise care in not mixing up the goals with the ways leading to them," Merkel had said earlier Mar. 26. "I stick to the complete abolition of all weapons of mass destruction. But the federal government has fixed the nuclear sharing policy in its White Paper to secure our influence within NATO in this highly sensitive area."

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Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

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Defence black hole 'may finish Trident'
The report from the National Security Commission, convened by the thinktank the Institute for Public Policy Research, argues Britain still needs a nuclear deterrent but should seek cheaper alternative or patch up the Vanguards.

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Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

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Are these yahoos willing to destroy (verifyably) ALL data? Along with nukes.

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Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

Postby Gerard » 28 Jun 2009 20:39

They won't even give a timeframe for destroying the nukes. Not in twenty years, fifty years, a thousand years.
This "nuclear sharing" is not permitted by the NPT. Either Germany is an NNWS or it is not.

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Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

Postby NRao » 28 Jun 2009 20:56

Not in twenty years, fifty years, a thousand years.


Sorry G.

Actually IF the Taliban come to power in the Islamic State of Pakistan, they could use one of them bums, and actually bring an end to the nuclear era.

No nuclear bombs.

Verified.

Certified by IAEA too if need be.

I think it is doable.

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France to sell stake in Areva nuclear group: report
The French state will sell a chunk of nuclear giant Areva to Asian and Middle Eastern investors to help finance the future of a group considered a jewel in the country's industrial crown, a report said Friday.

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US and Russia to cut nuclear arsenals by up to a half
observers say the two sides are hoping to cut their respective arsenals by up to 50 per cent, to between 1,000 and 1,500 deployed warheads


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Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

Postby RajeshA » 03 Jul 2009 13:23

x-posted from "TIRP Thread"

'Loose nukes greatest danger in Pakistan': IANS

"Pakistani authorities have a dismal track record in thwarting insider threats," writes Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, who served as a CIA officer for 23 years, in the July/August issue of Arms Control Today, published by the Arms Control Association.
Thus "The greatest threat of a loose nuke scenario stems from insiders in the nuclear establishment working with outsiders, people seeking a bomb or material to make a bomb. Nowhere in the world is this threat greater than in Pakistan.
"With the passage of time, the odds steadily increase that Pakistan will face a serious test of its nuclear security," he says suggesting, "for its part, the United States must be fully prepared to respond to this eventuality."


The Report:
Nuclear Security in Pakistan: Reducing the Risks of Nuclear Terrorism by Rolf Mowatt-Larssen: Arms Control Today » July/August 2009 Issue

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Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

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South Korea to Seek Expansion of Nuclear Activities
Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan on Thursday said the Korea-U.S. Atomic Energy Agreement should be revised "as soon as possible." Yu said Seoul will seek "concrete consultations in the direction of maximizing commercial gains from the supply of atomic raw materials and the handling of spent fuel."
Under the 1974 accord, South Korea is prohibited from reprocessing spent nuclear fuel. South Korean politicians have recently called for revising the agreement following North Korea's second nuclear test.

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Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

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No sign Iran seeks nuclear arms: new IAEA head
Fri Jul 3, 2009 2:23pm EDT

By Sylvia Westall

VIENNA (Reuters) - The incoming head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Friday he did not see any hard evidence Iran was trying to gain the ability to develop nuclear arms.

"I don't see any evidence in IAEA official documents about this," Yukiya Amano told Reuters in his first direct comment on Iran's atomic program since his election, when asked whether he believed Tehran was seeking nuclear weapons capability.

Current International Atomic Energy Agency head Mohamed ElBaradei said last month it was his "gut feeling" Iran was seeking the ability to produce nuclear arms, if it desired, as an "insurance policy" against perceived threats.

"I'm not going to be a "soft" Director-General or a "tough" Director-General," Amano told Reuters, when asked how he would approach Iran and Syria, both subject to stalled IAEA probes.

Amano, a veteran Japanese diplomat, won over the agency's member states on Friday, including developing countries which had tried to thwart his bid for the politically-sensitive post.

Amano is regarded as a reserved technocrat who would de-politicize the IAEA helm after 12 years of direction by ElBaradei, an outspoken Nobel Peace laureate. He retires in November. ... . .. . . .



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