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July 28, 2009
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  • Gates Says U.S. Overture To Iran Is ‘Not Open-Ended’
    The New York Times
  • India submarine ‘threatens peace’
    BBC
  • McCain to consider support of nuclear test ban
    Associated Press
  • Senate warns against concessions on nuclear treaty
    Associated Press
  • NKorean call for dialogue ‘fails to meet’ demands: US
    Agence France-Presse
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Gates Says U.S. Overture To Iran Is ‘Not Open-Ended’

Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times
Strains between the United States and Israel surfaced publicly in Jerusalem on Monday, as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates tried to reassure Israelis that American overtures to Iran were not open-ended, and as Defense Minister Ehud Barak of Israel expressed impatience with the Americans for wanting to engage Iran at all.

India submarine ‘threatens peace’

BBC
India's launch of a nuclear-powered submarine is a threat to regional peace and security, Pakistan has said.

"Pakistan will take appropriate steps to safeguard its security without entering an arms race," foreign office spokesman Abdul Basit said.

McCain to consider support of nuclear test ban

Desmond Butler, Associated Press
Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who helped vote down U.S. ratification of a nuclear test ban treaty ten years ago, said he would now consider supporting it.

Senate warns against concessions on nuclear treaty

Jim Abrams, Associated Press
The Senate is making it clear to the Obama administration that it will look askance at concessions, particularly on missile defense, that the United States might make to conclude a new nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia.

NKorean call for dialogue ‘fails to meet’ demands: US

Agence France-Presse
North Korea's call Monday for a dialogue "fails to meet" demands it return to nuclear disarmament negotiations with the United States and four other countries, a senior US official said Monday.

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