Safety and Security in the Post-Hiroshima World

Security Brief: August 29, 2012

Iran

The IAEA has established a Task Force on Iran. The Task Force will investigate allegations of a military component to Tehran’s civilian nuclear program. The Task Force is meant to consolidate related experts, analysts, and specialists into one unit. Read about it here, here, and here.

Meanwhile, at the Non-Aligned Summit, Iran has put forward it’s own cease-fire proposal for Syria. Haaretz discusses why Hamas declined an invitation to the summit.

Drones

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in Pakistan has asked the Pakistani federal government to take “effective measures” against drone strikes. A drone strike in Yemen has killed two. China will begin using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, commonly known as drones) to monitor its coasts. The US will be doing the same–to gather research about hurricanes.

Syria

Bashar al-Assad has given an interview on Syrian TV (the article also includes recent updates about the conflict).

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