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May 18, 2010

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IN THIS ISSUE
  • Major Powers Have a Deal on Sanctions for Iran, U.S. Says
    The New York Times
  • Progress or Setback—Brazil and Turkey's Engagement on Iran
    Q&A
  • Israel Won't Move on U.N. Call for Nuclear-Free Zone
    Reuters
  • At UN, Deadline Aired for Abolishing Nuke Weapons
    Associated Press
  • Review Cites Flaws in U.S. Antimissile Program
    The New York Times
  • NATO Mission Statement Supports Retaining Tactical Nukes
    Global Security Newswire

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Major Powers Have a Deal on Sanctions for Iran, U.S. Says

Peter Baker, The New York Times
ClintonThe Obama administration announced Tuesday morning that it has struck a deal with other major powers, including Russia and China, to impose new sanctions on Iran, a sharp repudiation of the deal Tehran offered just a day before to ship its nuclear fuel out of the country.

"We have reached agreement on a strong draft with the cooperation of both Russia and China," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a Senate committee. "We plan to circulate that draft resolution to the entire Security Council today. And let me say, Mr. Chairman, I think this announcement is as convincing an answer to the efforts undertaken in Tehran over the last few days as any we could provide."
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Progress or Setback—Brazil and Turkey's Engagement on Iran

James M. Acton, Q&A
Iran, Brazil, and Turkey announced an agreement on Monday to ship some of Iran's low-enriched uranium to Turkey in a deal designed to alleviate fears over Tehran's nuclear program. The United States and other Western powers are worried that this agreement does not require Iran to resolve outstanding questions about the possible military purposes of its nuclear program or to curtail its enrichment program.

In a Q&A, James Acton analyzes Brazil and Turkey's involvement in brokering a deal, whether it is likely to proceed, and how it will impact efforts to sanction Iran.
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Israel Won't Move on U.N. Call for Nuclear-Free Zone

Dan Williams, Reuters
Israel has no plan to review its nuclear policies, a government official said on Friday, playing down efforts by world powers at a U.N. non-proliferation conference to promote a Middle East free of atomic arms.
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At UN, Deadline Aired for Abolishing Nuke Weapons

Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press
The United States, Russia and other nuclear powers would agree to a global conference in 2014 to negotiate a timetable for abolishing nuclear arms, under a draft committee report submitted Friday, halfway through a monthlong conference reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).
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Review Cites Flaws in U.S. Antimissile Program

William J. Broad and David E. Sanger, The New York Times
President Obama's plans for reducing America's nuclear arsenal and defeating Iran’s missiles rely heavily on a new generation of antimissile defenses, which last year he called "proven and effective."
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NATO Mission Statement Supports Retaining Tactical Nukes

Global Security Newswire
A draft version of NATO's new mission statement calls for keeping U.S. tactical nuclear arms in Europe despite rising calls from some alliance states for the withdrawal of the Cold War-era weapons.
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