Morning re-cap of main news, February 5

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* Iran is ready to continue talks with Russia on establishing a joint venture to enrich uranium on Russian territory but Russia's proposal should be adjusted to new conditions, an official spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry said

* Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Russia's proposal to Iran to establish a joint venture for uranium enrichment on Russian territory remained in force and its implementation would give Iran the legitimate right to develop peaceful atomic energy

* Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov warned about the threat of new global large-scale terrorist acts

* Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said NATO could pose a threat to Russia, if the alliance expanded eastwards as a military organization

* "Double standards" in nuclear non-proliferation efforts are unacceptable, Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said, adding that international export control regimes should not serve as a cover-up for unfair competition and the ousting of competitors from arms markets

* Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov called for liquidating loopholes in international law and national legislation, which allowed terrorists and their allies to elude responsibility. He also spoke for overcoming "double standards" in evaluating terrorist threat in respect of terrorists themselves

* Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov confirmed that Russia did not intend to join NATO so far but did not rule out this option in the future

* NATO and the Collective Security Treaty Organization should join efforts to fight terrorism and rebuild Afghanistan, Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said

* Russia needs non-governmental organizations and civil control over all the spheres of the state's activity, Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said

* Any accusations of Russia supplying dual-purpose technology are unfounded, Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said

* The increase in Russian natural gas prices is not an attempt to exert pressure on neighboring states and means transition to market principles, Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said

* Russia's largest diamond producer, ALROSA, will announce an offer to repurchase shares from minority shareholders, Russian Economic Development and Trade Minister German Gref said

* Large U.S. companies are willing to operate in special economic zones in Russia, Russian Economic Development and Trade Minister German Gref said

* Russia and India are to triple their trade from the level of $2.9 billion registered in 2005 to $10 billion before 2010, Russian Economic Development and Trade Minister German Gref said

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