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March 16, 2010
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  • Miliband Says Security Council on Same Page on Iran
    Agence France-Presse
  • Pakistani Scientist Khan Describes Iranian Efforts to Buy Nuclear Bombs
    The Washington Post
  • Nuclear Liability Bill Deferred at Last Minute
    The Hindu
  • Cost to Test U.S. Global-Strike Missile Could Reach $500 Million
    Global Security Newswire
  • US Cautious on Removing Nuclear Arms from Europe
    Associated Press
  • S.Korea Builds Experimental Nuclear Reprocessing Plant
    The Chosun Ilbo
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Miliband Says Security Council on Same Page on Iran

Susan Stumme, Agence France-Presse
MilibandForeign Secretary David Miliband said on a visit to China Monday that the veto-wielding members of the UN Security Council were on the same page on how to tackle Iran.

Miliband's comments came ahead of talks in Beijing with Chinese leaders which he said would focus on efforts to resolve the international standoff over Tehran's disputed nuclear drive.
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Pakistani Scientist Khan Describes Iranian Efforts to Buy Nuclear Bombs

R. Jeffrey Smith and Joby Warrick, The Washington Post
The father of Pakistan's nuclear weapons program has written an official account that details an Iranian attempt to buy atomic bombs from Pakistan at the end of the 1980s.
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Nuclear Liability Bill Deferred at Last Minute

Aarti Dhar, The Hindu
Amid stiff opposition from the political parties, particularly the Left, the government on Monday decided against introducing in the Lok Sabha the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010 that provides for compensation in the event of a nuclear accident.
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Cost to Test U.S. Global-Strike Missile Could Reach $500 Million

Elaine M. Grossman, Global Security Newswire
The U.S. Defense Department could spend as much as a half-billion dollars to flight-test a new conventionally armed ballistic missile with a sophisticated capability to destroy targets virtually anywhere around the world, Global Security Newswire has learned (see GSN, July 1, 2009).
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US Cautious on Removing Nuclear Arms from Europe

Robert Burns, Associated Press
The U.S. is taking a go-slow approach on one of the touchiest and least discussed national security issues: whether to remove the last remaining Cold War-era U.S. nuclear weapons in Europe.
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S.Korea Builds Experimental Nuclear Reprocessing Plant

The Chosun Ilbo
South Korea recently started constructing a test facility for a sodium-cooled fast reactor capable of reprocessing spent nuclear fuel without generating weapons-grade plutonium, an official at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute said Sunday.
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