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PROLIFERATION NEWS

October 15, 2009



The CTBT's Importance for U.S. National Security
Deepti Choubey, Q&A

The treaty calling for a global ban on nuclear tests was rejected by the United States Senate ten years ago. Over 180 countries have signed the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), but nine countries still need to ratify the treaty in order for it to come into force. Deepti Choubey describes the treaty's importance and how it impacts U.S. national security. | Full Article


Chinese Premier Hails Cooperation with Iran
Chris Buckley, Reuters

China, reluctant to isolate Iran in its standoff with the West over its nuclear program, will maintain cooperation with Tehran and foster "close coordination in international affairs," Premier Wen Jiabao said on Thursday. | Full Article


China Sees North Korea Returning to Arms Talks
Jason Dean, The Wall Street Journal

A senior U.S. diplomat said Chinese leaders believe North Korea is willing to return to multilateral talks on nuclear disarmament under terms acceptable to the other parties. | Full Article


NKorea Sees Peace Pact with US as Key to Disarmament
Agence France-Presse

North Korea called Wednesday for a peace pact with the United States, saying this was a "most reasonable and practical" way to end the long standoff over its nuclear weapons programme. | Full Article


India Inks Nuclear Pact with Argentina
Sandeep Dikshit, The Hindu

India on Wednesday signed an agreement in civilian nuclear cooperation with Argentina, the seventh pact it has inked after coming out of isolation in the civilian nuclear field. | Full Article


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