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October 27, 2009
IN THIS ISSUE
  • Iran Backs Uranium Plan Outline, But Seeks Changes
    Associated Press
  • Iran Officials Appear Split on Nuclear Plan
    The Washington Post
  • On Nukes, Obama Plans Hands-On Approach
    The Atlantic
  • Germany to U.S.: Take Away Your Nukes!
    Time
  • US-UAE Nuclear Pact Edges Closer
    The National
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Iran Backs Uranium Plan Outline, But Seeks Changes

Nasser Karimi and Brian Murphy, Associated Press
IranIran accepted the general framework of a U.N.-draft nuclear deal Tuesday, but said it would seek "important changes" that could test the willingness of world powers to make concessions in exchange for a pact to rein in Tehran's ability to make atomic warheads.

It was unclear how far Iran would push for those changes. Already, Iran has raised a potential roadblock: It wants a step-by-step approach to send low-enriched uranium stockpile out of the country rather than the big single shipment called for under U.N. provisions.
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Iran Officials Appear Split on Nuclear Plan

Thomas Erdbrink, The Washington Post
High-ranking Iranian officials appear divided over a draft proposal with the United States and other countries that would transfer the bulk of the Islamic republic's enriched uranium stockpile out of the country.
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On Nukes, Obama Plans Hands-On Approach

Marc Ambinder, The Atlantic
President Obama plans to take a more active role in preparing America's nuclear weapons strategy, helping to ensure that the final document, due out next year, reflects his priorities, rather than just the institutional views of his government, administration officials said.
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Germany to U.S.: Take Away Your Nukes!

Peter Gumbel, Time
Germany's new coalition government put the finishing touches to its policy program this weekend, promising moderate tax cuts to help support the economy, a reduction in the length of compulsory military service, and the continued operation of the nation's aging nuclear power plants.
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US-UAE Nuclear Pact Edges Closer

Steven Stanek, The National
The US-UAE nuclear accord moved a step closer to being implemented yesterday as the UAE Cabinet officially approved the deal, just days after a 90-day US congressional review period expired.
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