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Nuclear Talks End in Israel; Cordial Tone Is Reported

For a nation that has never officially acknowledged its nuclear arms capacity, Israel certainly seemed like a nuclear power this week as it received the leader of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency, unveiled a new Web site devoted to its atomic program and briefed reporters on its nuclear policies. But even as Mohamed ElBaradei, the chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, wrapped up a visit on Thursday, Israel said it remained committed to its longstanding policy of “strategic ambiguity” and would not confirm or deny that it possessed nuclear weapons. By all accounts, Dr. ElBaradei’s discussions with senior Israeli officials, including a session on Thursday with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, were cordial. Full Story

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