News Wire | September 5, 2023 Archive

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Iran Expands Stock of Near-Weapons Grade Uranium, IAEA Reports No Progress

By Francois Murphy | Reuters

Iran’s stock of uranium enriched to up to 60 percent purity, close to weapons grade, continues to grow and there has been no progress in talks with Tehran on sensitive issues such as explaining uranium traces at undeclared sites, two reports by the U.N. nuclear watchdog seen by Reuters said on Monday.

Friendly Putin-Erdogan Meeting Keeps West Guessing

By Ben Hubbard and Paul Sonne | The New York Times

Putin and Erdogan stood side by side in the Russian resort city of Sochi and spoke of further expanding their countries’ partnership. They would increase trade and work together on energy issues, they said, despite efforts by Mr. Erdogan’s NATO allies to cripple Russia’s economy and limit its access to global energy markets.

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