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February 9, 2010
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  • Defiant Iran Accelerates Nuclear Program
    The Washington Post
  • New Iran Sanctions Move Likely 'Within Weeks': Gates
    Agence France-Presse
  • The New, 2010 Russian Military Doctrine: The Nuclear Angle
    James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
  • Germany Is Chastised for Stance on Nuclear Arms
    The New York Times
  • North Korea Nuclear Envoy Visits China, Talks Closer
    Reuters
  • US Nuclear Weapons Site in Europe Breached
    FAS Strategic Security Blog
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Defiant Iran Accelerates Nuclear Program

Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post
AhmadinejadIran said Tuesday that it had begun producing higher-grade enriched uranium, marking a new and potentially dangerous turn in Tehran's confrontation with the West over its nuclear ambitions.

Iran couched its announcement in terms of a pressing need for fuel at a 41-year-old, U.S.-built research reactor that produces medical isotopes for an estimated 850,000 kidney, heart and cancer patients. But in reality it means that Iran will be a significant step closer to possessing the raw material needed to build a nuclear bomb.
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New Iran Sanctions Move Likely 'Within Weeks': Gates

Agence France-Presse
Defence Secretary Robert Gates is hoping for a new UN resolution on sanctions against Iran in "a matter of weeks", as world powers raise the heat on Tehran over its nuclear programme, a US defence spokesman said on Tuesday.
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The New, 2010 Russian Military Doctrine: The Nuclear Angle

Nikolai Sokov, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
On February 5, 2010, after multiple delays, Russia finally published its new Military Doctrine, which replaces an earlier document adopted in 2000.
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Germany Is Chastised for Stance on Nuclear Arms

Judy Dempsey, The New York Times
The German government's effort to remove the remaining American nuclear weapons on its soil has been sharply criticized by a former leader of NATO, who said the move was driven more by populist sentiment than any long-term strategic goal.
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North Korea Nuclear Envoy Visits China, Talks Closer

Jon Herskovitz and Ben Blanchard, Reuters
North Korea's top nuclear envoy arrived in Beijing on Tuesday as Pyongyang said it was willing to step up talks with China on resuming stalled disarmament-for-aid talks.
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US Nuclear Weapons Site in Europe Breached

Hans M. Kristensen, FAS Strategic Security Blog
A group of people last week managed to penetrate deep onto Kleine Brogel Air Base in Belgium where the U.S. Air Force currently deploys 10-20 nuclear bombs.
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