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April 9, 2009

2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference

IN THIS ISSUE
  • Presidential Statement from Barack Obama to the 2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference
    Presidential Statement
  • The Road to Zero Nukes
    The Guardian
  • Biden to Shepherd Test Ban Treaty Vote
    The Washington Post
  • Iran Declares Major Breakthroughs in Nuclear Drive
    Agence France-Presse
  • Indictment Says Banned Materials Sold to Iran
    The New York Times
  • Nuclear Watchdogs Want to Consolidate Weapon Labs
    Associated Press
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Presidential Statement from Barack Obama to the 2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference

Barack Obama, Presidential Statement
Prague SpeechIt is a pleasure to send my greetings to the 2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference.

As I said in Prague, the future of nuclear weapons in the 21st century is fundamental to the peace and security of the world. The spread of nuclear weapons -- and the prospect of nuclear terrorism -- has increased the danger to our people and to the global nonproliferation regime. We have a security and moral responsibility to act. That is why this is a top priority for my Administration and why your work at this conference is so important to our collective effort.

Editor's Note: Full transcripts, audio, video, and other materials from this year's Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference are now available.

The Road to Zero Nukes

George Perkovich, The Guardian
President Barack Obama gave a landmark speech in Prague on Sunday committing the United States to the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons, and laying out realistic steps to that end.

Biden to Shepherd Test Ban Treaty Vote

Walter Pincus, The Washington Post
President Obama is planning to put Vice President Biden in charge of what is expected to be the difficult job of getting the Senate to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, administration sources said.

Iran Declares Major Breakthroughs in Nuclear Drive

Agence France-Presse
Iran declared on Thursday major advances in its controversial atomic drive as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad opened a nuclear fuel plant and announced the testing of two high capacity centrifuges.

Indictment Says Banned Materials Sold to Iran

John Eligon and William J. Broad, The New York Times
Prosecutors in New York have charged a Chinese businessman and his company with a conspiracy relating to the sale of sensitive materials to Iran, covert transactions that prosecutors say violated United Nations bans aimed at restraining Tehran's rocket and nuclear ambitions.

Nuclear Watchdogs Want to Consolidate Weapon Labs

Sue Major Holmes, Associated Press
Watchdog groups want the U.S. to reduce its nuclear weapons complex to just three sites as a step toward the nuclear arms-free world that President Barack Obama envisioned in a speech days ago in Prague.

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