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May 7, 2009

2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference

IN THIS ISSUE
  • Nuclear Talks Get First Breakthrough in 10 Years
    Reuters
  • High-Enriched Uranium Traces Found in Egypt - IAEA
    Reuters
  • Secret U.S.-Israel Nuclear Accord in Jeopardy
    The Washington Times
  • Gates Assures Mideast Allies on U.S. Overtures to Iran
    The Washington Post
  • Activity at N.Korean Test Sites Intensifies
    The Chosun Ilbo
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Nuclear Talks Get First Breakthrough in 10 Years

Louis Charbonneau, Reuters
PrepComEditor's Note: The Preparatory Committee for the 2010 NPT Review Conference is holding its third session from May 4-15, 2009, at the UN. Full government statements, working papers, and other relevant materials are available online here and here.

Delegates meeting on the 1970 Non-Proliferation Treaty struck their first agreement on the anti-nuclear arms pact in a decade on Wednesday, which diplomats said was largely due to U.S. President Barack Obama.

High-Enriched Uranium Traces Found in Egypt - IAEA

Mark Heinrich, Reuters
The U.N. nuclear watchdog is investigating traces of highly enriched uranium it found at a nuclear research site in Egypt, according to a restricted International Atomic Energy Agency report obtained by Reuters.

Secret U.S.-Israel Nuclear Accord in Jeopardy

Eli Lake, The Washington Times
President Obama's efforts to curb the spread of nuclear weapons threaten to expose and derail a 40-year-old secret U.S. agreement to shield Israel's nuclear weapons from international scrutiny, former and current U.S. and Israeli officials and nuclear specialists say.

Gates Assures Mideast Allies on U.S. Overtures to Iran

Greg Jaffe, The Washington Post
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates sought to reassure U.S. allies in the Middle East on Tuesday that their relationships with the United States would not be damaged by the Obama administration's efforts to open a dialogue with Iran.

Activity at N.Korean Test Sites Intensifies

The Chosun Ilbo
North Korea has been speeding up construction of a new long-range missile test site in Tongchangri, North Pyongan Province. And vehicles and personnel are busily moving around in Kilju, North Hamgyong Province, where the North conducted an underground nuclear test in 2006, showing signs of preparations for another.

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