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January 21, 2010
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  • How to Protect Our Nuclear Deterrent
    The Wall Street Journal
  • Iran Snubs Nuclear Fuel Deal: Diplomats
    Agence France-Presse
  • Gates Wants Nuclear Talks with China
    The Washington Times
  • Jones, Mullen to Russia to Work on Nuclear Deal
    Associated Press
  • French Nuclear Firms Told to Stop Bickering
    The New York Times
  • South Korea Warns North on a First Nuclear Strike
    The New York Times
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How to Protect Our Nuclear Deterrent

George P. Shultz et al., The Wall Street Journal
WSJThe four of us have come together, now joined by many others, to support a global effort to reduce reliance on nuclear weapons, to prevent their spread into potentially dangerous hands, and ultimately to end them as a threat to the world. We do so in recognition of a clear and threatening development.

The accelerating spread of nuclear weapons, nuclear know-how, and nuclear material has brought us to a tipping point. We face a very real possibility that the deadliest weapons ever invented could fall into dangerous hands.
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Iran Snubs Nuclear Fuel Deal: Diplomats

Simon Morgan, Agence France-Presse
Iran has effectively rejected a UN-brokered nuclear fuel supply deal, diplomats here said Wednesday, but the UN's atomic watchdog, the IAEA, insisted the offer was "still on the table."
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Gates Wants Nuclear Talks with China

Bill Gertz, The Washington Times
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates discussed China's military buildup with Indian leaders in New Delhi on Wednesday and told reporters he wants talks with China on nuclear weapons, something Beijing has resisted.
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Jones, Mullen to Russia to Work on Nuclear Deal

Mark S. Smith, Associated Press
In a sign that a new arms deal with Russia may be close, President Barack Obama is sending two top national security aides to Moscow to work on clearing the last obstacles.
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French Nuclear Firms Told to Stop Bickering

David Jolly, The New York Times
Prime Minister François Fillon on Wednesday summoned the squabbling chiefs of EDF and Areva to a meeting to calm tensions in the country's increasingly dysfunctional-looking nuclear power industry.
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South Korea Warns North on a First Nuclear Strike

Choe Sang-Hun, The New York Times
South Korea would launch a pre-emptive conventional strike against the North if there were clear indications of an impending nuclear attack, the South Korean defense minister said Wednesday in Seoul, even as both countries were holding talks about improvements at their jointly operated industrial park.
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