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April 6, 2010

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IN THIS ISSUE
  • Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms
    The New York Times
  • Liberal Democrats Call for Immediate Review of UK Trident Policy
    The Guardian
  • Moving Forward on the U.S.-India Nuclear Deal
    Q&A
  • Iran Nuclear Ring Probed
    The Wall Street Journal
  • Australia Blocks Shipment to Pakistan over Weapons Fears
    Agence France-Presse
  • Uranium-Mining Nations Flout UN on Nuclear Terror
    Associated Press
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Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

David E. Sanger and Peter Baker, The New York Times
ObamaPresident Obama said Monday that he was revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons.

But the president said in an interview that he was carving out an exception for "outliers like Iran and North Korea" that have violated or renounced the main treaty to halt nuclear proliferation.
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Liberal Democrats Call for Immediate Review of UK Trident Policy

Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian
Britain's Trident nuclear missile system must be debated in the forthcoming strategic defence review, the Liberal Democrats said today.
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Moving Forward on the U.S.-India Nuclear Deal

Mark Hibbs, Q&A
The United States and India recently concluded arrangements for the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel. Mark Hibbs explains that these agreements remove one of the final hurdles to fully implementing the 2008 U.S.-India nuclear deal, which exempted India from nuclear trade restrictions and has exacerbated nuclear tensions in South Asia.
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Iran Nuclear Ring Probed

Peter Fritsch and David Crawford, The Wall Street Journal
An Iranian firm closely linked to Tehran's nuclear program acquired special hardware for enriching uranium, despite sanctions intended to keep such equipment out of Iran, according to officials with knowledge of the matter.
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Australia Blocks Shipment to Pakistan over Weapons Fears

Agence France-Presse
Australia has blocked a shipment of scientific equipment to Pakistan over fears it could be used to help build weapons of mass destruction, a spokesman for Defence Minister John Faulkner said Tuesday.
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Uranium-Mining Nations Flout UN on Nuclear Terror

Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press
Years after a six-month deadline passed, dozens of nations, including uranium producers, remain potential weak links in the global defense against nuclear terrorism, ignoring a U.N. mandate on laws and controls to foil this ultimate threat.
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