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May 20, 2010

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  • Questionable China-Pakistan Deal Draws Little Comment from U.S.
    The Washington Post
  • South Korea Publicly Blames the North for Ship's Sinking
    The New York Times
  • No Dates on Disarmament in 2nd Draft Agreement at NPT Conference
    Xinhua
  • IAEA Calls for Iran to Submit Nuclear Deal in Writing
    Asharq Alawsat
  • New START and the 21st-Century Nuclear Threat
    McClatchy
  • Israel Optimistic over Chances of Joining Nuclear Research Body CERN
    Haaretz
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Questionable China-Pakistan Deal Draws Little Comment from U.S.

Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post
Sino-PakistanDiplomacy sometimes consists of winks and nods, not outright trades. That might explain why the Obama administration has been quiet about a recent Chinese commercial transaction that nuclear specialists say marks a blatant disregard of international guidelines.

In the midst of intense negotiations on new sanctions for Iran, which China was reluctant to embrace, Beijing confirmed that one of its state companies had signed an agreement to supply Pakistan with two new nuclear reactors.
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South Korea Publicly Blames the North for Ship's Sinking

Choe Sang-Hun, The New York Times
South Korea formally accused North Korea on Thursday of responsibility for the sinking of a South Korean warship in March, killing 46 sailors, in one of the deadliest provocations since the two countries ended the Korean War in a truce in 1953.
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No Dates on Disarmament in 2nd Draft Agreement at NPT Conference

Xinhua
A second draft agreement circulated on Wednesday at the review conference of the Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is gutted of all dates in the disarmament action plan, a change likely to dismay non-nuclear weapon states, which have called on the nuclear "haves" to set clear benchmarks for the elimination of atomic weapons.
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IAEA Calls for Iran to Submit Nuclear Deal in Writing

Bouthaina Abdul Rahman, Asharq Alawsat
IAEA official spokesman Gill Tudor announced that the IAEA is waiting for "written notification" of Iran's deal with Brazil and Turkey, which will see Tehran send some of its low-riched uranium abroad in exchange for higher-grade uranium to be used in a research reactor.
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New START and the 21st-Century Nuclear Threat

Nancy E. Soderberg, McClatchy
It is time for the U.S. Senate to abandon the Cold War and support a nuclear security agenda designed for the 21st century. Nothing underscores the rift in generational thinking more than the debate taking shape in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee over whether to ratify the New START treaty.
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Israel Optimistic over Chances of Joining Nuclear Research Body CERN

Asaf Shtull-Trauring, Haaretz
A senior delegation from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN ) visited Israel earlier this week to determine whether Israel is ready to become a member of the organization.
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