Louis Charbonneau, Reuters
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.