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December 8, 2009
IN THIS ISSUE
  • Iran's Growing Weapons Capability and Its Impact on Negotiations
    Arms Control Association
  • Turkey Balks at Iran Sanctions
    The Wall Street Journal
  • Malaysia Recalls U.N. Envoy after Iran Nuclear Vote
    Reuters
  • Whose Hand on the Nuclear Button?
    Khaleej Times
  • Russia Sees New Arms Control Deal in 10 Days
    Global Security Newswire
  • India and Russia Sign Civil Nuclear Agreement
    The Hindu
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Iran's Growing Weapons Capability and Its Impact on Negotiations

David Albright and Jacqueline Shire, Arms Control Association
AhmadinejadThe crisis over Iran's growing nuclear weapons capabilities is rapidly reaching a critical point. Recent developments do not bode well for the prospect of successful negotiations that can end concerns about Iran's nuclear program, at least in the short term.

These concerns center on two related questions: whether Iran can be prevented from using its nuclear program for weapons purposes, and how much confidence the United States and other countries can have in verification measures to ensure that the Iranians are not using their program for such purposes.
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Turkey Balks at Iran Sanctions

Jay Solomon, The Wall Street Journal
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan balked at supporting new economic sanctions against Iran after a White House meeting with President Barack Obama Monday, arguing diplomacy aimed at ending Tehran's nuclear program needed more time.
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Malaysia Recalls U.N. Envoy after Iran Nuclear Vote

Reuters
Malaysia said on Sunday it recalled its envoy to the United Nations in Vienna for "consultations" after he voted against a resolution at the International Atomic Energy Agency rebuking Iran.
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Whose Hand on the Nuclear Button?

Michael Krepon, Khaleej Times
On November 28, 2009 the Pakistani media reported that President Asif Ali Zardari "divested himself" of his "powers" as Chairman of the National Command Authority, transferring them to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.
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Russia Sees New Arms Control Deal in 10 Days

Global Security Newswire
A successor to a key nuclear arms control treaty could be signed by late next week, Agence France-Presse reported yesterday (see GSN, Dec. 7).
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India and Russia Sign Civil Nuclear Agreement

Vladimir Radyuhin and Sandeep Dikshit, The Hindu
India and Russia have sealed a breakthrough long-term pact for expanding civil nuclear cooperation that is free from any restrictions on India and guarantees it against any curbs in the future.
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