IN THIS ISSUE
- Obama, Medvedev to Sign Declaration on Treaty
- Vote Impasse Reopens Race to Head U.N. Atom Watchdog
- No U.S. Plans to Stop Korea on ICBM Test
The New York Times
- Towards Zero: Obama Grasps the Nuclear Nettle
- Government to Sell Nuclear Assets
Simon Shuster and Oleg Shchedrov, Reuters
The United States and Russia will commit to new talks on reducing their nuclear arsenals when Barack Obama meets President Dmitry Medvedev for the first time next month, the Kremlin said on Saturday.
The two leaders will also sign a document on U.S.-Russian relations in general at a meeting in London, and seek to coordinate policies on Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan, Sergei Prikhodko, an aide to President Dmitry Medvedev, told reporters.
Mark Heinrich and Sylvia Westall, Reuters
U.N. nuclear watchdog governors failed to agree on a successor to Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei on Friday after five rounds of voting, opening the field to new candidates who might bridge rich-poor divisions.
Thom Shanker, The New York Times
The United States has no plans for military action to pre-empt the launching of a long-range missile by North Korea and would act only if the missile or its parts appeared to be headed toward American territory, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Sunday.
Philip Stephens, Financial Times
Fixing the economy, withdrawing from Iraq, overtures to Iran, a plan for Afghanistan, a thaw with Moscow and a bargain with Beijing . . . I could go on. The issues on Barack Obama's agenda rush by like station names seen from a fast-moving train. This is a US president who wants to do more than walk and chew gum.
The government has announced that it is putting the commercial arm of the UK's Atomic Energy Agency, UKAEA Limited, up for sale.