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March 11, 2010
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  • Obama Must Decide Degree to Which U.S. Swears Off Nuclear Weapons
    The New York Times
  • Brazil, Germany Clash on Iran Nuclear Sanctions
    Agence France-Presse
  • Familiar Hurdles for U.S. As It Ramps Up Pressure on Firms Doing Trade with Iran
    The Washington Post
  • India May Join Russia in Establishing Angarsk Nuclear Fuel Bank
    RIA Novosti
  • South Korea Eyes Nuclear Push in Turkey
    Financial Times
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Delay on Arms Pact Slows Reset of U.S.-Russia Ties

Peter Baker and Mark Landler, The New York Times
STARTWhen President Obama got on the telephone with President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia last month, he was under the impression that they were finally close to wrapping up a long-delayed arms control treaty that he had originally expected to sign in December.

But to Mr. Obama's surprise, Mr. Medvedev was not ready to sign off on a deal and raised issues that required more discussion, American officials said. As he hung up, the officials said, a frustrated Mr. Obama realized that the two sides were not as close as he had thought and sent negotiators back to the table.
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Brazil, Germany Clash on Iran Nuclear Sanctions

Deborah Cole, Agence France-Presse
Brazil and Germany differed sharply Wednesday on whether to threaten Iran with fresh United Nations sanctions in a bid to rein in its disputed nuclear program.
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Familiar Hurdles for U.S. As It Ramps Up Pressure on Firms Doing Trade with Iran

Steven Mufson, The Washington Post
Congress and the Obama administration are stepping up pressure on private companies to stop doing business with Iran, but their efforts are running into the same problems U.S. sanctions have encountered for three decades -- reluctance in Europe and a host of elusive trading companies eager to sell gasoline and other goods to Iran.
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India May Join Russia in Establishing Angarsk Nuclear Fuel Bank

RIA Novosti
Editor's Note: This article appears to conflate two Russian projects, both of which are being undertaken at Angarsk: the low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel reserve (a fuel bank of last resort) and the International Uranium Enrichment Center (IUEC) (a multinationally-owned commercial supplier of enriched uranium). Indian interest is presumably in the IUEC, although this is unclear from the article.
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South Korea Eyes Nuclear Push in Turkey

Delphine Strauss and Funja Guler, Financial Times
South Korea's plans to become a global player in the nuclear industry were boosted on Wednesday by the signing of a co-operation agreement between Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) and Turkey's Elektrik Üretim (EUAS), the two countries' state power companies.
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