Three Chechens are charged by France in connection with a conspiracy to attack Russia; another man is released.
The Iraqi Radioactive Sources Regulatory Authority announces that Iraq is seeking to build eight nuclear reactors capable of producing 11 gigawatts combined to address increasing electricity demand, which is predicted to rise 50% from roughly 28GW today to 42GW by 2030. Average electrical power output currently stands at about 18.4GW, of which 1.2GW is imported. The Authority says that they are in discussions with Korean, Russian, U.S., and French officials on how to implement the plan.
Russia and China veto a draft United Nations Security Council resolution sponsored by France, the United Kingdom and the United States calling for sanctions against the Syrian government and President Bashar al-Assad over allegations that the government used chemical weapons in the conflict.
Five Russian soldiers are killed and six injured in clashes with militants in Chechnya. [http:--en.rian.ru-russia-20100205-157779514.html (RIA Novosti)] [http:--www.presstv.ir-detail.aspx?id=117928§ionid=351020602 (Press TV)] [http:--www.news24.com-Content-World-News-1073-f2cd5cb6351c4373aedd4b7fa535e461-05-02-2010-02-14-Chechnya_clashes_kill_5_troops (News24)]date=August 2019