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August 20, 2009
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  • The Long Road from Prague
    U.S. Department of State
  • Inside Obama Administration, a Tug of War Over Nuclear Warheads
    Global Security Newswire
  • Israel Says Russia May Reconsider Plans to Sell Missiles to Iran
    The New York Times
  • Outgoing IAEA Chief Has Tough Choice on Iran
    Associated Press
  • Glitch Halts South Korea's First Rocket Launch
    Reuters
  • After Meeting, N.M. Governor Says N. Koreans Are Ready For 'Dialogue'
    The Washington Post
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The Long Road from Prague

Rose Gottemoeller, U.S. Department of State
GottemoellerEditor's Note: Speaking at the Woolands Conference Center in Virginia, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Verification and Compliance Rose Gottemoeller provides a briefing of the ongoing negotiations for a START Follow-On Treaty and comments on the status of some other major arms control objectives.

President Obama and Secretary Clinton both have made clear their views on nuclear weapons reductions and have made a commitment, a commitment that I share, to making future generations safe from the horrors of nuclear war. On April 5 of this year, in Prague, President Obama made the first of four major foreign policy speeches.
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Inside Obama Administration, a Tug of War Over Nuclear Warheads

Elaine M. Grossman, Global Security Newswire
U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden in early June blocked a Defense Department bid to revive a defunct program aimed at fielding modern nuclear warheads across the strategic arsenal, according to those familiar with the episode (see GSN, June 24).
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Israel Says Russia May Reconsider Plans to Sell Missiles to Iran

Ellen Barry, The New York Times
The Israeli president, Shimon Peres, said Wednesday that his Russian counterpart, Dmitri A. Medvedev, had promised to reconsider Russia’s plans to provide advanced surface-to-air missiles to Iran, a deal that Washington has also sought to halt.
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Outgoing IAEA Chief Has Tough Choice on Iran

George Jahn, Associated Press
For close to a year, diplomats say, a report on Iran's alleged nuclear weapons experiments has been sitting in a drawer of a U.N. nuclear monitoring agency, with access limited to only a few top officials.
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Glitch Halts South Korea's First Rocket Launch

Jack Kim, Reuters
South Korea aborted the launch of its first space rocket about eight minutes before its scheduled lift-off on Wednesday due to a technical glitch, delaying a move that has threatened to rile neighbouring North Korea.
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After Meeting, N.M. Governor Says N. Koreans Are Ready For 'Dialogue'

Mary Beth Sheridan, The Washington Post
In the latest in a string of conciliatory moves, the North Korean government sent a delegation to meet Wednesday with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D), who said the isolated country is "now prepared to have a dialogue with us" after months of aggressive nuclear testing that alarmed the international community.
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