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New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East) Jun 6, 2010

China calls on Iran to boost cooperation with IAEA China on Tuesday called on Iran to improve its cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog, after the agency said in a report that Tehran was pressing ahead with its controversial atomic program. "We hope Iran will further step up cooperation with the IAEA and resolve the pending issues at an early date," foreign ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu told reporters, adding China "appreciated" the efforts of the nuclear watchdog. The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a restricted report obtained by AFP that it remained concerned about the true nature of the Islamic republic's nuclear activities, which Tehran insists are peaceful. The report said Iran was producing higher-enriched uranium and noted indications of "past or current undisclosed nuclear-related activities" including some linked to the development of a nuclear payload for a missile. China, a close ally of Iran with significant energy interests in the Islamic republic, on Tuesday also reiterated its usual call for further talks to resolve the standoff. Jun 2, 2010

What if Burma goes nuclear? The Burmese military regime's desire to become a nuclear power is an alarming development for the Burmese people, especially ethnic minorities, as well as nations which like to see a nuclear free world. The documentary, broadcast by Al Jazeera news network on June 4, is an indication of how the Burmese military junta has planned to acquire nuclear weapons, with the help of North Korea. Both Burma and North Korea, along with other totalitarian regimes or dictatorships such as Belarus, Cuba, Iran, and Zimbabwe, were identified as outposts of tyranny in 2005 by Condoleezza Rice, the then US secretary of state. The Al Jazeera report featured extensive documentation, including photos and blueprints of tunnels and suspected nuclear facilities. The materials which were provided by a military...

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