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December 17, 2009
IN THIS ISSUE
  • Russia Calls for Simpler Checks on Nuclear Cuts
    Reuters
  • Nuclear Power Expansion in China Stirs Concerns
    The New York Times
  • House Approves Gasoline Cutoff Bill on Iran Despite Warnings
    Global Security Newswire
  • What Could the GCC Have Done on Iran?
    Khaleej Times
  • UAE/US Nuclear Deal Becomes Official
    The National
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Russia Calls for Simpler Checks on Nuclear Cuts

Dmitry Solovyov, Reuters
LavrovRussia on Thursday called for simpler verification procedures for planned cuts in nuclear weapons being discussed with the United States, its former Cold War foe.

"It's high time to get rid of excessive suspiciousness," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters in Moscow.

Talks between the world's two largest nuclear powers to find a replacement for the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START-1) have stumbled in recent weeks, though both sides say they expect a deal to be reached in the near future.
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Nuclear Power Expansion in China Stirs Concerns

Keith Bradsher, The New York Times
China is preparing to build three times as many nuclear power plants in the coming decade as the rest of the world combined, a breakneck pace with the potential to help slow global warming.
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House Approves Gasoline Cutoff Bill on Iran Despite Warnings

Martin Matishak, Global Security Newswire
The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would punish foreign companies that sell gasoline to Iran, or assist it with its own domestic refining ability, despite warnings that the measure was not likely to compel a change in that country's nuclear policies (see GSN, Dec. 15).
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What Could the GCC Have Done on Iran?

Nicole Stracke, Khaleej Times
During a recent regional security conference in Manama, the Bahraini foreign minister made an interesting statement regarding the ongoing negotiations between the IAEA, US and Iran about the Iranian nuclear programme.
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UAE/US Nuclear Deal Becomes Official

Steven Stanek, The National
The UAE and the United States were scheduled to make their nuclear co-operation agreement official today in a ceremony seen as an important step in the nation's bid to become the first Arab country to harness atomic energy.
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