Allegra Stratton, The Guardian
The UK is to push for a new multilateral deal to reduce the number of nuclear weapons stockpiled around the world, Gordon Brown said today, as he pledged that Britain was "ready" to reduce its own number of Trident warheads.
In his first speech on nuclear disarmament since May, Brown said that a new deal to reduce world stockpiles of atomic weapons was close.
Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press
President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday that upgrading Russia's nuclear forces was the top priority in an ambitious military modernization plan that he pledged to pursue despite the nation's financial problems.
The world no longer holds its breath when the leaders of America and Russia meet to talk. But there will be something of the feel of an old newsreel when America's new president, Barack Obama, meets his Russian counterpart, Dmitri Medvedev, early next month at the G20 summit in London and the follow-on 60th anniversary bash for NATO being hosted by Germany and France.
David E. Sanger and William J. Broad, The New York Times
In the capitals of two staunch allies last week, top intelligence officials spoke about the nuclear threat from Tehran. Differences were clear.
Kim Ji-hyun, The Korea Herald
North Korea, if it goes through with a rocket launch, may open the door for Seoul to consider full-fledged membership in a Washington-led campaign to combat weapons proliferation, Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan said.