The agreement, which would have seen an exchange of nuclear technology, was shelved due to “deep concerns about Russian behaviour,” according to Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State.
“We make this decision with regret,” Miss Rice said in a statement. “Unfortunately, given the current environment, the time is not right for this agreement.”
The announcement came shortly after Russia said it was dispatching a nuclear cruiser and other warships and planes to the Caribbean for joint exercises with Venezuela.
Telegraph 9th September 2008 more >>
FT 9th September 2008 more >>
President George W Bush has cancelled a lucrative civilian nuclear accord with Russia, the State Department said yesterday – the first tangible US penalty imposed on Russia after its war with Georgia.
The Herald 8th September 2008 more >>
Sky News 8th September 2008 more >>
The saga surrounding British Energy took yet another twist yesterday as it was announced a deal with French company EDF could be back on.
The French power giant has once again held talks with some of the biggest investors in the Gloucester firm who scuppered a £12 billion deal in July, according to reports.
EDF is said to be hopeful of clinching a deal in the next two weeks before its board meeting on September 17.
Western Daily Press 9th September 2008 more >>
Two-hundred jobs could be created in central Lancashire after an international nuclear giant opened an office in Preston.
Westinghouse has opened its UK office at The Pavilions on the city’s docklands as it steps up its bid to secure its AP1000 reactor as the model which will be used to build a new generation of nuclear power stations across the country.
Lancashire Evening Post 9th September 2008 more >>
South Korea has expressed its readiness to provide Jordan with expertise in industrial and scientific research, particularly in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy, daily newspaper The Jordan Times reported on Monday.
According to the report, South Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo made the promise while meeting with Jordan’s Lower House Speaker Abdul Hadi Majali who is currently in South Korea on a visit.
Mathaba.net 9th September 2008 more >>
Letters on the Scottish Chamber of Commerce call for new nuclear power stations in Scotland.
Herald 8th September 2008 more >>
Is it OK to bend international rules over the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons? That’s the question raised by the lifting of ban that has prevented India from trading in commercial nuclear fuel, equipment and technology.
New Scientist 8th September 2008 more >>