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October 29, 2009
IN THIS ISSUE
  • The Next Steps on Nonproliferation
    Foreign Policy
  • IAEA Reviews Iran's Proposal on Uranium Enrichment
    The Washington Post
  • Iraq Goes Nuclear with Plans for New Reactor Programme
    The Guardian
  • Kremlin Says Sanctions against Iran Unlikely
    Reuters
  • Tokyo Welcomes News of Obama Hosting Nuclear Security Summit Prep Meeting in Japan
    The Mainichi Daily News
  • Experts Warn of Proliferation Dangers Posed by Laser Enrichment
    Global Security Newswire
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The Next Steps on Nonproliferation

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Foreign Policy
ClintonIn an age of pressing global challenges, none threatens our nation or our world as urgently as the possible spread of nuclear weapons. The United States has a special responsibility to meet this challenge, and under President Obama, we seek to lead the international community in minimizing these dangers and reinvigorating the nuclear nonproliferation regime.

Recent developments underscore the threat. The international community failed to prevent North Korea from developing nuclear weapons. Iran continues to ignore resolutions from the U.N. Security Council demanding that it suspend its enrichment activities and live up to its international obligations.
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IAEA Reviews Iran's Proposal on Uranium Enrichment

Thomas Erdbrink, The Washington Post
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended a possible compromise with world powers over a nuclear fuel deal Thursday as Iran formally responded to a U.N.-backed proposal aimed at stalling its ability to make nuclear weapons.
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Iraq Goes Nuclear with Plans for New Reactor Programme

Martin Chulov, The Guardian
Iraq has started lobbying for approval to again become a nuclear player, almost 19 years after British and American war planes destroyed Saddam Hussein's last two reactors, the Guardian has learned.
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Kremlin Says Sanctions against Iran Unlikely

Guy Faulconbridge, Reuters
The Kremlin said on Wednesday sanctions against Iran were highly unlikely in the near future, the latest signal that Russia is not yet ready to raise the heat on Tehran to allay Western fears over its nuclear program.
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Tokyo Welcomes News of Obama Hosting Nuclear Security Summit Prep Meeting in Japan

The Mainichi Daily News
Tokyo welcomed the news that a preparatory meeting for next spring's international summit on nuclear security is going to be held in Japan in December, on the initiative of U.S. President Barack Obama who has pledged to seek a nuclear-free world.
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Experts Warn of Proliferation Dangers Posed by Laser Enrichment

Martin Matishak, Global Security Newswire
Technology like the kind called for at a proposed laser uranium enrichment facility in the United States could increase the threat of nuclear weapons and materials proliferation in other countries, a panel of experts warned this week (see GSN, Oct. 27).
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