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March 30, 2010

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  • Nuclear Prevention and Red Lines: The Case of Iran
    Paper prepared for IISS-CFR Workshop
  • G8 Ministers to Call for Stronger Iran Measures
    Reuters
  • U.S., India Reach Nuclear Reprocessing Deal
    The Times of India
  • START Follow-On: The Senate Calculus
    Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Go-Ahead for Nuclear Fuel Reserve
    World Nuclear News
  • China Struggles with Stance on Nuclear Power as Summit Nears
    The Washington Post
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Nuclear Prevention and Red Lines: The Case of Iran

Pierre Goldschmidt, Paper prepared for IISS-CFR Workshop
UN Security CouncilPrecautionary measures have not been sufficiently applied to preventing against the risks of nuclear proliferation. Iran has repeatedly crossed red lines regarding its nuclear program with impunity. The best way to prevent the Iranian nuclear crisis from escalating would be for the UN Security Council (UNSC) to adopt a resolution under Chapter VII of the UN Charter deciding that if Iran were to produce high enriched uranium, to separate plutonium, or to notify its withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), a number of strong and well-defined sanctions would automatically be implemented without requiring a further UNSC resolution. Although there is no precedent for such a preventive UNSC resolution, it should be more effective in making clear to Iran the negative consequences of its actions than any post facto curative measure.
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G8 Ministers to Call for Stronger Iran Measures

David Ljunggren, Reuters
Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight leading industrial nations will call on Tuesday for stronger action to be taken against Iran over its nuclear activities while keeping the door open to further talks.
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U.S., India Reach Nuclear Reprocessing Deal

Chidanand Rajghatta, The Times of India
India and the United States have concluded a nuclear fuel reprocessing agreement to advance their bilateral civilian nuclear deal, the Obama administration announced on Monday.
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START Follow-On: The Senate Calculus

John Isaacs, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
It took nearly a year of protracted negotiations for Washington and Moscow to reach consensus on a follow-on agreement to START. But is the toughest fight--Senate ratification--still to come?
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Go-Ahead for Nuclear Fuel Reserve

World Nuclear News
A reserve of low-enriched uranium is to be set up in Russia, according to an agreement the country made with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today.
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China Struggles with Stance on Nuclear Power as Summit Nears

John Pomfret, The Washington Post
Two weeks before the United States hosts a summit on nuclear security, one of its most important invitees, China, has yet to RSVP.
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