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May 27, 2010

2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference

IN THIS ISSUE
  • Nuclear Warhead Total Revealed
    Financial Times
  • Giving Diplomacy a Chance
    International Herald Tribune
  • NPT Conference Mulls Draft of Possible Measures
    Agence France-Presse
  • Ban Nuclear Tests in Middle East
    The Guardian
  • Japan, China in Spat over Nuclear Arsenal
    Agence France-Presse
  • India, Japan to Set Up Working Group on Nuclear Cooperation
    The Hindu
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Nuclear Warhead Total Revealed

James Blitz, Financial Times
William HagueBritain revealed for the first time yesterday the full size of its atomic weapons-arsenal in an effort to boost international confidence in the scope and nature of its independent nuclear deterrent.

But while the announcement allowed William Hague, the foreign secretary, to bring the UK into line with recent reform of nuclear weapons policy in the US, it still left key questions unanswered on the future of the submarine-launched deterrent.
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Giving Diplomacy a Chance

Ahmed Davutoglu and Celso Amorim, International Herald Tribune
The international community, including Turkey and Brazil, is in staunch opposition to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. We are also dedicated to achieving a world without nuclear weapons. In the case of the Iranian nuclear program, we firmly believe that a process of result-oriented negotiation is needed to avoid a slide toward conflict.
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NPT Conference Mulls Draft of Possible Measures

Michael Adler, Agence France-Presse
Israel and Iran would be expected to attend talks on making the Middle East free of nuclear weapons, according to a draft final document of a UN non-proliferation conference released Tuesday.
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Ban Nuclear Tests in Middle East

Pierre Goldschmidt and Nima Gerami, The Guardian
Beyond the war of words between the US and Iran at the non-proliferation treaty (NPT) review conference in New York lies the potential of a catastrophic nuclear arms race in the Middle East. Fears are high that if Iran acquires a nuclear weapons capability, its neighbours will wish to follow.
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Japan, China in Spat over Nuclear Arsenal

Agence France-Presse
Japan has urged China to cut its nuclear arsenal or at least to stop stockpiling more atomic weapons, prompting a strong reaction from Beijing at their foreign ministers' talks, officials said Sunday.
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India, Japan to Set Up Working Group on Nuclear Cooperation

Sandeep Dikshit, The Hindu
India has opened talks on civil nuclear energy with Japan and both sides have decided to set up a working group to examine the possibility of cooperation during an extended interaction between Japanese Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry Masayuki Naoshima and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia recently, said highly placed sources.
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