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March 25, 2010

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IN THIS ISSUE
  • United States and Russia Reach Nuclear-Arms Deal
    The Washington Post
  • China and Russia Pressed Iran to Accept U.N. Deal
    The New York Times
  • Australia, Japan Submit Disarmament Proposals for NPT Review Conference
    Global Security Newswire
  • Pakistan Satisfied with U.S. Nuclear Talks
    Reuters
  • US Hoping Kim Will Signal Return to Talks
    China Daily
  • Israel Studying Options for Nuclear Power Plant
    Reuters
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United States and Russia Reach Nuclear-Arms Deal

Mary Beth Sheridan and Philip P. Pan, The Washington Post
ChuThe United States and Russia have reached a deal on their most extensive nuclear arms-control agreement in nearly two decades, the Kremlin announced Wednesday. The pact appeared to represent President Obama's first victory in his ambitious agenda to move toward a nuclear-free world.

The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) would replace a 1991 pact that expired in December. Experts called the new agreement the most significant arms-control accord since the 1993 signing of START II, which the Russians never ratified.
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China and Russia Pressed Iran to Accept U.N. Deal

Ellen Barry and Andrew Kramer, The New York Times
Russia disclosed on Wednesday that Russian and Chinese envoys had pressed Iran's government to accept a United Nations plan on uranium enrichment during meetings in Tehran early this month but that Iran had refused, leaving "less and less room for diplomatic maneuvering."
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Australia, Japan Submit Disarmament Proposals for NPT Review Conference

Global Security Newswire
Australia and Japan have put together a proposal of 16 nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation measures for consideration at the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty review conference in May, the Australian Foreign Ministry announced today (see GSN, March 8).
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Pakistan Satisfied with U.S. Nuclear Talks

Sue Pleming, Reuters
Pakistan's foreign minister said on Thursday his team had "very satisfactory" talks with Washington on civilian nuclear cooperation but a senior U.S. official played down prospects of a deal.
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US Hoping Kim Will Signal Return to Talks

Qin Jize and Tan Yingzi, China Daily
The US hopes the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong-il, would indicate that the country was willing to return to the stalled Six-Party Talks during a likely tour to Beijing later this month, a senior official said in Washington.
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Israel Studying Options for Nuclear Power Plant

Ari Rabinovitch, Reuters
Israel has launched a year-long feasibility study for constructing a nuclear power plant to lessen its dependence on fossil fuels, the chairman of Israel's infrastructure ministry said on Wednesday.
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