News August 2006

31 August 2006

Protest

Protesters who chained themselves to the gates of a nuclear power station have been banned from approaching any power plants in England and Wales.BBC 30th August 2006

Iran

A UN deadline for Tehran to suspend its uranium enrichment and re-processing activities is set to expire, with no sign of Iran meeting the demands.BBC 31st August 2006ITV 31st August 2006Sky 31st August 2006

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30 August 2006

New nukes

Activists yesterday blockaded the front and rear entrances of a nuclear power station in Hartlepool, Teesside, to protest at the government’s recently proclaimed support for a new boost for nuclear energy. About 20 arrived at 8am as a shift was starting work, draped a banner reading “No More” on a fence, locked themselves to welded-together tubes, and lay down on access roads.Guardian 30th August

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29 August 2006

Submarines

HMS Astute, HMS Ambush and HMS Artful are a new class of nuclear attack submarines being built at BAE Systems Submarines’ 169 acre site at Barrow in Furness.BBC 29th August 2006

Iran

Letter: Iran is threatened on three sides by nations with nuclear weapons, Pakistan to the east, Russia to the north and Israel to the west (“Turn up the pressure on Iran”, 22 August). It would …

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28 August 2006

Iran

The day after president Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad opened a heavy-water nuclear plant, Iran said on Sunday it would continue making nuclear fuel, but it remained open to negotiations over its controversial atomic programme.FT 28th August 2006

Iran test-fired a long-range missile from a submarine in the Gulf yesterday as part of an orchestrated show of defiance ahead of the United Nations …

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27 August 2006

Iran

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that no one could deprive Iran of its right to nuclear technology. The defiant leader voiced a fresh refusal to back down over Itan’s nuclear development just days ahead of a UN deadline to halt uranium enrichment work.ITV.com 26th August 2006BBC 26th August 2006Observer 27th August 2006

Iran’s hardline president declared Saturday that …

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26 August 2006

Iran

Iran’s leadership is braced for a new and hazardous phase next week in the crisis over its nuclear programme as a United Nations deadline runs out on Thursday for it to suspend uranium enrichment.FT 26th August 2006

Russia ruled out imposing economic sanctions on Iran yesterday, delivering a blow to America’s efforts to isolate Teheran’s regime in protest over its nuclear programme.Telegraph 26th August

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25 August 2006

Iran

Germany says Iran’s offer of talks provided there are no sanctions is unacceptable.Sky 25th August 2006

The US would have to lift decades-old sanctions against Iran and probably give assurances that it has no policy of regime change towards the Islamic republic to settle Iran’s nuclear dispute with the west, according to leaks of the IranianGuardian 25th August 2006

North Korea

South Korea’s defense chief today …

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24 August 2006

British Energy

Letter from Stephen Salter: BE’s current profitability is no basis on which to build a nuclear futureScotsman 24th August 2006

Israel

WITH Iran confidently defying pressure to curb its nuclear programme, Israel has signed a contract with Germany to buy two more submarines capable of firing nuclear missiles, it emerged yesterday.Scotsman 24th August 2006

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23 August 2006

Iran

China and Russia have said negotiations are the only way of easing tension over Iran’s nuclear programme, following Tehran’s offer of talks on the issue.BBC 23rd August 2006

Six world powers were studying Iran’s offer of more talks to resolve a nuclear dispute on Wednesday, but it was not clear whether Tehran’s response went far enough to avert the threat of United Nations sanctions.Reuters 23rd

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22 August 2006

Iran

Iran is due to respond to the nuclear package today.Sky News 22nd August 2006BBC 22nd August 2006

Tehran yesterday gave the strongest indication yet that it would reject international calls to scale back its nuclear programme, intensifying the long-running controversy over its ambitions and nudging world oil prices higher.FT 22nd August 2006Times 22nd August 2006Middle East Online 21st August 2006

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