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All Unclear Over Nuclear

Nuclear Abolition News | IPS

By RANJIT DEVRAJ

NEW DELHI (IPS) - When India was admitted to the world’s nuclear power industry nearly five years ago, many believed that this country had found a way to quickly wean itself away from dependence on coal and other fossil fuels that power its economic growth. [P] ARABIC | DUTCH | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF

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Iran’s Nuclear Plans Drop Off Israeli Radar

Nuclear Abolition News | IPS

By PIERRE KLOCHENDLER

JERUSALEM (IPS) - A meeting between Iran and world powers is tentatively set for the month-end in Istanbul, and might constitute a litmus test over a compromise regarding Iran’s uranium enrichment programme. Strangely enough, in Israel, Iran’s nuclear quest is now off the public radar.

The previous talks between Iran and the ‘P5+1’ (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) took place in June 2012 in Moscow. [P] ARABIC | DUTCH | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | PORTUGUESE | SPANISH

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Abandoning Nukes – Lessons from South Africa

Nuclear Abolition News | IPS

By JOHN FRASER

JOHANNESBURG (IPS) - Not many nice things can be said about the apartheid regime in South Africa. It was racist, violent in the brutal oppression of many of its own citizens, and was despised around the world.

However, in the dying days of apartheid, the South African authorities took a step that has had major implications for the country and for the African continent: it scrapped its nuclear weapons programme. [P] DUTSCH | GERMAN | ITALIAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | PORTUGUESE | SPANISH

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U.S. Fiscal Cliff Deal Boosts New START

By R. Nastranis | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

TORONTO (IDN) - The tug of war about the U.S. federal budget 'fiscal cliff' threatened to jeopardise the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). But much to the satisfaction of disarmament experts that danger has been removed after a new legislation passed the U.S. Senate and House.

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Fresh Impetus Expected For Banning Nuke Tests

By Jamshed Baruah
IDN-InDepth NewsReport

VIENNA (IDN) - The Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, better known as CTBTO, expects fresh momentum in 2013 for the entry into force of a global treaty prohibiting nuke tests, which herald advent of new weapons of mass destruction. [P] CHINESE TEXT VERSION PDF | GERMAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | KOREAN TEXT VERSION PDF | NORWEGIAN

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