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October 1, 2009
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  • Iran Agrees to More Nuclear Talks with U.S. and Allies
    The New York Times
  • The P5+1 and Iran's Nuclear Program
    Proliferation Analysis
  • Iran Broke Law by Not Declaring Atom Site – ElBaradei
    Reuters
  • A Rational Response to the Iranian Missile Threat
    Proliferation Analysis
  • Oil, Ideology Keep China from Joining Push against Iran
    The Washington Post
  • All Together Now
    Arms Control Association
  • Fresh South Korea Nuclear Proposal "Ridiculous": North
    Reuters
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Iran Agrees to More Nuclear Talks with U.S. and Allies

Steven Erlanger and Mark Landler, The New York Times
GenevaIran and the big powers opposed to its nuclear program appeared to make progress Thursday in talks that included the highest-level direct discussions with the United States in many years, with both sides agreeing to hold further negotiations and the Iranians pledging to allow foreign inspectors into a newly disclosed uranium enrichment factory.

The talks, held in Geneva, defused some of the tensions that have escalated rapidly in recent weeks over Iran’s nuclear intentions and represented a victory of sorts for the Iranian government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose own legitimacy has not been universally recognized since his disputed re-election in June.
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The P5+1 and Iran's Nuclear Program

Shahram Chubin, Proliferation Analysis
Again and again over the past seven years, it has appeared that with one more effort, the international community could finally generate enough pressure on Iran to open up its nuclear program to full international controls and inspections.
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Iran Broke Law by Not Declaring Atom Site – ElBaradei

Mark Heinrich, Reuters
Iran broke a transparency law of the U.N. nuclear watchdog by failing to disclose much earlier a nuclear plant being built for uranium enrichment, agency director Mohamed ElBaradei said in a televised interview.
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A Rational Response to the Iranian Missile Threat

Greg Thielmann, Proliferation Analysis
Iran's latest series of short- and medium-range ballistic missile flight tests underscores the wisdom of President Barack Obama's recent decision to shelve the deployment of a third strategic interceptor site in Europe and to accelerate the deployment of a larger number of more effective theater missile defense technologies.
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Oil, Ideology Keep China from Joining Push against Iran

John Pomfret, The Washington Post
In its effort to muster support for sterner action against Iran, the Obama administration will have to overcome China's reluctance to punish a country that is one of its top oil suppliers and a major beneficiary of its energy-related investments.
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All Together Now

Daryl G. Kimball, Arms Control Association
Global problems require global solutions, along with effective leadership and cooperation. For years, as leading players have failed to agree on how to bolster the beleaguered nonproliferation system, the threats posed by nuclear weapons have become more complex and difficult to solve.
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Fresh South Korea Nuclear Proposal "Ridiculous": North

Jack Kim, Reuters
North Korea Wednesday rejected a proposal by South Korea's president for a fresh deal to end its nuclear arms program in return for massive aid, which he has said was possibly Pyongyang's last chance at survival.
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