Iran’s nuclear programme entails huge costs, few benefits-report
The Indian Express – April 3, 2013
Iran will pursue its nuclear quest although it has reaped few gains from a totem of national pride that has cost it well over $100 billion in lost oil revenue and foreign investment alone, two think-tanks said on Wednesday.
North Korea pressures South by halting entry to industrial zone
Ju-min Park, Reuters – April 3, 2013
North Korea closed access to a joint factory zone with South Korea on Wednesday, officials said, putting at risk $2 billion a year in trade that is vital for an impoverished state with a huge army, nuclear ambitions and a hungry population.
Seoul Seeks Ability to Make Nuclear Fuel
Jay Solomon, The Wall Street Journal – April 3, 2013
South Korea is pressing the Obama administration for U.S. permission to produce its own nuclear fuel, a move that nonproliferation experts said could trigger a wider nuclear-arms race in North Asia and the Middle East.