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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-09-25

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  • [01] Iran Reveals Second Enrichment Plant
  • [02] Terrorist Group Suspects Charged
  • [03] Robbers Injured Father & Daughter
  • [04] UN Historic Resolution for a World without Nuclear Weapons

  • [01] Iran Reveals Second Enrichment Plant

    Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2009 19:17

    Iran has revealed the operation of a second uranium enrichment plant in a letter to International Atomic Energy Agency, one day after the UN Security Council anti-nuclear resolution and overall efforts to stop the spread and use of nuclear weapons.

    Tehran made the announcement earlier this week in a letter to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Mohammed ElBaradei. Iran has previously acknowledged it has one enrichment plant at Natanz, which IAEA inspectors are monitoring.

    The US, UK and France are set to accuse Iran of concealing the plant later on Friday, media reports say. They and other Western nations have long feared that Iran is planning to develop an atomic weapon.

    Tehran has always insisted its programme is for peaceful means. Iran is supposed to have stopped all enrichment under threat of sanctions from the UN Security Council.

    Sources: Reuters, NA-PA BBC: Iran 'has second enrichment site'

    Older news items: News item: 27131

    [02] Terrorist Group Suspects Charged

    Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2009 18:07

    A Greek prosecutor has charged four suspected members of Fire Conspiracy Cell organization, who were initially detained on Wednesday, with felony counts of participation in a criminal organization, supply and possession of explosives and for causing explosions endangering human life. The three men and one woman aged 20 to 21, who also faceseveral misdemeanor charges, are all students while an investigating judge granted them until Tuesday to prepare their defense. They will be held in custody until then. Another six people are suspected of membership in the same organization and a prosecutor would decide whether they would be detained. The prosecutor's office allowed release of their identities. One of the alleged suspects had participated in incidents in the past while all four deny all charges.

    Police believe that the organization has launched some 30 attacks against politicians' houses or offices, churches and police stations since emerging in 2008.Fire Conspiracy Cells has claimed responsibility for a series of small explosions this year, including a bomb attack at the home of a former police minister in July and an explosion ata ministry building in the city of Thessaloniki in September.

    Source: - 105. 8

    News item: 27122

    [03] Robbers Injured Father & Daughter

    Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2009 15:40

    Robbers stormed Eurobank Kallithea branch shortly after opening in the morning. The stole an unknown amount of money and fired in the air while trying to escape according to reports. Next in their attempt to steal a car to escape they fired 4 shots at the two people in the car, injuring father and daughter. They were transferred to hospital and according to doctors their health state is under control.

    According to reports, two policemen, who happened to be at the site, saw the armed robbers and immobilized their motorcycle to hamper their escape. The two criminals started firing in the air when they realized that they could not start the motorcycle. The policemen also fired in the air to stop their escape but failed to stop as there was a grammar school at a very short distance. To escape the robbers fired at passer by car injuring father and daughter. Next, they managed to stop another car and dragged out a man and two children in which they escaped. They left the car a few blocks away.

    Police have launched a manhunt to arrest the dangerous criminals.

    News item: 27121

    [04] UN Historic Resolution for a World without Nuclear Weapons


    Last Updated on Friday, 25 September 2009 11:17

    The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution calling for nuclear disarmament on Thursday in a session chaired by US President Barack Obama. The resolution calls for further efforts to stop the spread of nuclear arms, to boost disarmament. The historic resolution we just adopted enshrines our shared commitment to the goal of a world without nuclear weapons, US President told the Security Council after the resolution was adopted

    Global Disarmament

    The US-drafted UN Resolution 1887 on non-proliferation and disarmament passed unanimously today at the Security Council meeting chaired by President Obama calls on countries to sign and ratify the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. It also calls on them to create additional deterrence for withdrawal from the treaty.

    While backing the right of nations to peaceful use of nuclear energy, the resolution calls for stronger safeguards to reduce the likelihood that peaceful nuclear programs can be diverted to a weapons program.

    Shortly after adoption of the resolution Barrack Obama said: He said the next 12 months would be "absolutely critical in determining whether this resolution and our overall efforts to stop the spread and use of nuclear weapons are successful".

    It is the 5th time the UN Security Council has met at country leaders' level since its foundation and the first time a US president had chaired a Security Council summit.

    News item: 27107

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