Interesting idea on denaturing Iran’s uranium stockpile. Might be a bit too complicated for the negotiators, though.
A recent report on the 2007 break-in at South Africa’s Pelindaba nuclear facility says that the intruders wanted plans for South Africa’s pebble bed reactor. There has been no good explanation of what they were after, but something like enriched uranium seems more likely. The report comes from supposedly leaked classified documents. Reporters might take a more critical look at documents like this to see if they make sense and if they are faked.
Russia is considering allowing China to buy majority control of oilfields? Really? One of the dangers Russia faces in increased relations with China is that it will become simply a supplier of raw materials to China.