EU Seeks Unconditional Atomic Talks With Iran
Global Security Newswire – September 22, 2011
The European Union on Thursday said it is willing to engage Iran in direct discussions of its atomic program “without preconditions,” Agence France-Presse reported.
N. Korea and U.S. to talk on war remains next month: report
Reuters – September 23, 2011
North Korea and the United States will resume talks next month on recovering the remains of American troops killed during the 1950-53 Korean War, South Korean media reported on Friday.
It’s not all doom and gloom in Pyongyang
Andrei Lakov, Asia Times – September 23, 2011
An acquaintance recently remarked, “Only bad news comes out of North Korea.” Well, this is not quite true. The mainstream media are critical indeed, but this is not a full picture. Across the globe there is a number of pro-Pyongyang news outlets that publish news which presents North Korean life in a favorable light.
Ahmadinejad: UN nuclear agency does US bidding
Anne Gearan, AP – September 22, 2011
ranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused the U.N. nuclear watchdog of being in the pocket of the United States and illegally releasing the names of three nuclear scientists who were then assassinated by alleged Israeli-trained killers.
US walks out as Iran delivers anti-US speech
Edith M. Lederer, AP – September 22, 2011
American diplomats led a walkout at the U.N. General Assembly Thursday as Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fiercely attacked the United States and major West European nations as “arrogant powers” ruled by greed and eager for military adventurism.
Iran’s Ahmadinejad revives nuclear fuel swap offer
Louis Charbonneau, Reuters – September 22, 2011
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday said Tehran would stop producing 20 percent enriched uranium if it is guaranteed fuel for a medical research reactor, seeking to revive a fuel swap deal that fell apart in 2009.
Israel sees “positive” Arab move at IAEA meeting
Fredrik Dahl, Reuters – September 23, 2011
Israel welcomed as a “positive move” on Friday a decision by Arab states not to single out the Jewish state with a resolution condemning its assumed atomic arsenal at a meeting of the U.N. nuclear agency.
Islamic nations demand Israel open its nuke program to IAEA viewing
AP – September 22, 2011
Islamic nations at a 151-nation conference have demanded that Israel open its nuclear program to international view, asserting that its undeclared atomic arms program is a threat to Mideast peace.
IAEA states back post-Fukushima nuclear safety plan
Fredrik Dahl, Reuters – September 22, 2011
The U.N. nuclear agency endorsed an action plan on Thursday to help strengthen global nuclear safety in the wake of Japan’s Fukushima accident six months ago, despite criticism from some countries that it does not go far enough.