SAVE THE DATE: The 2011 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference will take place from March 28-29, 2011, in Washington, DC.
Mark Heinrich, Reuters
The United States and European Union accused Iran of breaking nuclear transparency rules by escalating uranium enrichment without proper U.N. surveillance and said its "provocative" behaviour invited tougher sanctions. They spoke at a tense meeting Wednesday of governors of the United Nations nuclear agency, a day after the U.N. Security Council said it was ready to tackle Western powers' proposals for new sanctions on Iran, which China has so far resisted.
Jay Solomon and John Lyons, The Wall Street Journal
The Obama administration, still struggling to win China's pivotal backing for a new round of United Nations sanctions against Iran, is increasingly worried about gaining the support of some other members of the U.N. Security Council, particularly Brazil, Turkey and Lebanon, according to U.S. and European officials.
Josh Rogin, Foreign Policy
Congress could ratify a new nuclear treaty with Russia this year, although that is going to be no easy task, four leading senators told The Cable
in separate, exclusive interviews Tuesday.
George Jahn, Associated Press
Syria on Thursday denied hiding nuclear activities from the world and said Israel was the source of suspicious uranium particles found at a Syrian desert complex bombed two years ago by the Jewish state.
Kim Ji-hyun, The Korea Herald
Kathleen Stephens, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, yesterday called for North Korea to immediately return to the six-party talks on its denuclearization, saying the path to dialogue remains open.
John Pomfret, The Washington Post
The Obama administration, concerned that Burma is expanding its military relationship with North Korea, has launched an aggressive campaign to persuade Burma's junta to stop buying North Korean military technology, U.S. officials said.