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August 4, 2009
IN THIS ISSUE
  • U.S. Weighs Iran Sanctions if Talks Are Rejected
    The New York Times
  • US Senate Urges Review of NKorea Terrorism Blacklist Status
    Agence France-Presse
  • Nuclear Power Comes Closer as Emirates Accept Key Protocols
    The National
  • Struggling UN Atom Watchdog Gets Rare Budget Boost
    Reuters
  • My Plan to Stop the Bomb
    The Guardian
  • Why Revive the Cold War?
    The Wall Street Journal
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U.S. Weighs Iran Sanctions if Talks Are Rejected

David E. Sanger, The New York Times
Khamenei The Obama administration is talking with allies and Congress about the possibility of imposing an extreme economic sanction against Iran if it fails to respond to President Obama’s offer to negotiate on its nuclear program: cutting off the country’s imports of gasoline and other refined oil products.

The option of acting against companies around the world that supply Iran with 40 percent of its gasoline has been broached with European allies and Israel, officials from those countries said. Legislation that would give Mr. Obama that authority already has 71 sponsors in the Senate and similar legislation is expected to sail through the House.
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US Senate Urges Review of NKorea Terrorism Blacklist Status

Agence France-Presse
The US Senate on Wednesday called North Korea a "threat" to its neighbors and pushed for a formal review to see whether Washington should return the secretive regime to a US terrorism blacklist.
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Nuclear Power Comes Closer as Emirates Accept Key Protocols

Chris Stanton, The National
The federal Government has agreed to three international conventions on nuclear safety in preparation for a formal launch of the country’s nuclear power programme, expected within the month.
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Struggling UN Atom Watchdog Gets Rare Budget Boost

Mark Heinrich, Reuters
Member nations approved the first budget rise above inflation for the U.N. atomic watchdog in six years on Monday after heavy U.S. lobbying for more resources to shore up the fight against stealthy nuclear proliferation.
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My Plan to Stop the Bomb

Ban Ki-moon, The Guardian
The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 marked an end and a beginning. The close of the second world war ushered in a cold war, with a precarious peace based on the threat of mutually assured destruction.
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Why Revive the Cold War?

Douglas J. Feith and Abram N. Shulsky, The Wall Street Journal
The Cold War ended nearly 20 years ago. Isn’t it time we abandoned policies specifically designed to deal with it? Arms-control talks are a case in point. Why should U.S. officials act as if only a Cold War-style treaty can save the United States and Russia from a destabilizing nuclear arms race?
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