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September 29, 2009
IN THIS ISSUE
  • Iran Pressured Over New Plant
    The Washington Post
  • What Else Is Iran Hiding?
    Foreign Policy
  • Can Sanctions Work Against Iran?
    The New York Times
  • Security Council Adopts Nuclear Weapons Resolution
    The Washington Post
  • Singh Attacks Nuclear Treaty
    Financial Times
  • Brazil VP Says Country Should Build Nuclear Arms
    Associated Press
  • Venezuela Exploring Uranium Deposits with Russia
    Associated Press
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Iran Pressured Over New Plant

Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post
AhmadinejadEditor's Note: The location of Iran's Qom enrichment facility, as provided by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), has not been confirmed by Iran, the United States, or the International Atomic Energy Agency.

At talks scheduled for Thursday in Geneva with Iran, the United States and five other major powers will demand immediate and unfettered access to the newly exposed nuclear facility in Iran, including access to people and documents involved in its construction, and they will insist that Tehran abide by international rules to reveal such projects before construction begins, Obama administration officials said Saturday.
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What Else Is Iran Hiding?

Nima Gerami and James M. Acton, Foreign Policy
Finding himself caught in a sudden media storm while in New York last week, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tried to defend his government's construction of a second centrifuge facility, buried inside a mountain near the city of Qom.
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Can Sanctions Work Against Iran?

George Perkovich, The New York Times
President Obama and the leaders of Britain and France on Friday accused Iran of building an underground plant to manufacture nuclear fuel and hiding the operation from international weapons inspectors for years.
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Security Council Adopts Nuclear Weapons Resolution

Glenn Kessler and Mary Beth Sheridan, The Washington Post
The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a U.S-drafted resolution Thursday morning that affirms many of the steps President Obama plans to pursue as part of his vision for an eventual "world without nuclear weapons."
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Singh Attacks Nuclear Treaty

James Lamont, Financial Times
India's prime minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday criticised the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as not being up to the "formidable" task of protecting the world from nuclear terrorism just days after Barack Obama appealed to world leaders to support the Treaty.
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Brazil VP Says Country Should Build Nuclear Arms

Marco Sibaja, Associated Press
Brazil's vice president says in an interview published Friday that his country should develop nuclear weapons. Other officials stressed that his comments were not government policy.
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Venezuela Exploring Uranium Deposits with Russia

Fabiola Sanchez, Associated Press
Venezuela's science and technology minister said his country is working with Russia to detect deposits of uranium but withdrew an earlier denial that the country was also working with Iran.
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