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May 25, 2010

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  • Iran Deal Seen as Spot on Brazilian Leader's Legacy
    The New York Times
  • Tehran Gives Fuel Swap Offer to IAEA
    Associated Press
  • Not Just Any Deal Will Do
    The Economist
  • Consensus on Disarmament Eludes International Nuclear Conference
    Global Security Newswire
  • South Korea to Halt All Trade with North Korea over Sinking of Cheonan Warship
    The Washington Post
  • Revealed: How Israel Offered to Sell South Africa Nuclear Weapons
    The Guardian
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Iran Deal Seen as Spot on Brazilian Leader's Legacy

Alexei Barrionuevo, The New York Times
LulaWhen the Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, went to Tehran two weeks ago, he was hoping to defuse a seemingly intractable crisis over Iran's nuclear program and cement his reputation as an international statesman.

But after Brazil and Turkey forged a deal with Iran to exchange uranium, Mr. da Silva returned home to a cloud of criticism by opinion-makers and lawmakers who questioned whether the mission had been naďve, or worse, detrimental to the nation's standing.
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Tehran Gives Fuel Swap Offer to IAEA

George Jahn, Associated Press
Editor's Note: The full text of Iran's letter to the IAEA regarding its nuclear fuel swap agreement with Brazil and Turkey is available here (PDF). The letter does not acknowledge international concerns over Iran's ongoing enrichment to 20 percent or its non-compliance with its safeguards agreement.
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Not Just Any Deal Will Do

The Economist
To Iran's irrepressible president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the deal was a triumph for the powers of the future over "the tyrant powers [who] belong to the past".
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Consensus on Disarmament Eludes International Nuclear Conference

Elaine M. Grossman, Global Security Newswire
A major panel charged with forging strategies for nuclear disarmament during this month's Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty review conference yesterday concluded its work here without consensus on a number of points.
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South Korea to Halt All Trade with North Korea over Sinking of Cheonan Warship

John Pomfret, The Washington Post
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Monday that his country is stopping all trade and most investment with North Korea and closing its sea lanes to North Korean ships after the nation's deadly attack on a South Korean warship.
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Revealed: How Israel Offered to Sell South Africa Nuclear Weapons

Chris McGreal, The Guardian
Editor's Note: Some have argued that nothing in the documents obtained by The Guardian suggests that there was an actual offer by Israel to sell nuclear weapons to apartheid South Africa. Israeli President Shimon Peres has also denied that such negotiations took place.
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