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April 15, 2010

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  • Obama Secures 47-Nation Pact at Nuclear Summit
    The Washington Post
  • U.S., Russia Sign Deal to Cut Plutonium Stocks
    Reuters
  • Korea, US to Tackle Nuclear Energy Pact
    The Korea Times
  • Nuclear Review Shows Bipartisanship
    Politico
  • Iran Has Five Kilograms of Uranium Enriched to 20%
    Agence France-Presse
  • Malaysia to Enforce Nuclear Trafficking Law: PM
    Agence France-Presse
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Obama Secures 47-Nation Pact at Nuclear Summit

Mary Beth Sheridan, The Washington Post
Nuclear Security SummitPresident Obama persuaded 46 countries Tuesday to sign on to a plan to put the world's nuclear material beyond the reach of terrorists within four years, but the commitments are voluntary, and experts said reaching the goal will be difficult.

The governments attending Obama's Nuclear Security Summit agreed to take their own measures to safeguard nuclear material used in bombs, civilian nuclear reactors and power plants, and to strengthen international efforts. The gathering raised the profile of an issue long considered a sideshow in discussions of international security.
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U.S., Russia Sign Deal to Cut Plutonium Stocks

Andrew Quinn and Steve Gutterman, Reuters
The United States and Russia on Tuesday signed a deal to dispose of tons of weapons-grade plutonium, a sign of increased cooperation between the two former Cold War foes toward their joint goal of nuclear non-proliferation.
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Korea, US to Tackle Nuclear Energy Pact

Na Jeong-ju, The Korea Times
Editor's Note: This article, which notes that the United States and South Korea are about to start renegotiating their nuclear cooperation agreement, does not discuss in any depth the issues that the two states will have to confront. See the related links below for two contrasting views on pyroprocessing in South Korea.
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Nuclear Review Shows Bipartisanship

William J. Perry and James R. Schlesinger, Politico
The release last week of the Obama administration's Nuclear Posture Review brings long overdue attention to the vital issue of U.S. strategic posture.
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Iran Has Five Kilograms of Uranium Enriched to 20%

Agence France-Presse
Iran has so far produced five kilograms of 20 percent enriched uranium, atomic chief Ali Akbar Salehi said on Wednesday, in defiance of world powers who want Tehran to end the controversial nuclear work.
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Malaysia to Enforce Nuclear Trafficking Law: PM

Agence France-Presse
Malaysia has said it would strictly enforce a new law to curb trafficking of nuclear weapon components after being linked to illegal supply of sensitive technology to Iran and Libya.
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