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September 18, 2013

Jason Rezaian, "Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, endorses diplomacy over militarism" The Washington Post / September 17, 2013 Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Tuesday that his country should embrace diplomacy over militarism, saying it was time for “heroic leniency,” and signaled his embrace of international outreach efforts by new president Hassan Rouhani.... View Source ›

"Obama pledges to test Iran's willingness for dialogue" AFP / September 17, 2013 US President Barack Obama pledged Tuesday to test the sincerity of signs that new Iranian President Hassan Rowhani may be ready for a newly productive nuclear dialogue with the West.... View Source ›

Andrew Davis, "North Korea Willing to Work to Resume Nuclear Talks, China Says" Bloomberg / September 18, 2013 North Korea is willing to work with China to resume six-party talks aimed at curtailing its nuclear program, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said today.... View Source ›

"Iran sees 'opening' on nuclear diplomacy: official" Reuters / September 18, 2013 An Iranian official said on Wednesday that he saw an "opening" in Iran's nuclear dispute with the West, a news agency reported, in the latest signal that Tehran expects fresh movement to break a decade-old deadlock.... View Source ›

Frank Oliveri, "Ohio-Class Ballistic Submarine Remains Priority for Navy" Roll Call / September 18, 2013 The Navy views the Ohio-class replacement ballistic missile submarine as its top priority, indicating it would be prepared to slash other ship programs to build the 12 submarines it needs.... View Source ›

Hasan Ehtisham, "Is India’s nuclear arsenal safe?" The Express Tribune / September 18, 2013 It confuses me immensely as to why the mainstream media and Western governments are constantly generating a hype about the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal when they don’t seem concerned at all about the highly startling condition regarding the nuclear capabilities of India. Ever since the India-US nuclear deal has taken place, India has signed civil nuclear deals with more than half a dozen countries. Hence, the most precarious lie is advocated, that India has a strong track record of nuclear safety, to materialise these nuclear deals.... View Source ›

"The Lib Dems are wrong on nuclear power – the arguments don't add up" The Guardian / September 16, 2013 As Japan and much of the world rows back on nuclear power, why have the Lib Dems made a U-turn to support it?... View Source ›

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