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June 1, 2010

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  • At Nuclear Conference, U.S. Expects Little, Gains Little
    The Washington Post
  • U.N. Says Iran Has Fuel for 2 Nuclear Weapons
    The New York Times
  • Syria Reports Past Nuclear Work, Blocks Access: IAEA
  • Sinking Strategy
    The Boston Globe
  • Nuclear Power Plant Security Unveiled
    The National
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At Nuclear Conference, U.S. Expects Little, Gains Little

Mary Beth Sheridan, The Washington Post
NPT Review ConferenceIt didn't end in failure. That was perhaps the best the U.S. government could boast about a month-long conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which ended Friday in New York.

President Obama has made a priority of strengthening the treaty, which is in danger of unraveling after decades of curtailing the spread of nuclear weapons. Much of his ambitious nuclear agenda has been undertaken with an eye toward demonstrating U.S. compliance with the pact.
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U.N. Says Iran Has Fuel for 2 Nuclear Weapons

David E. Sanger and William J. Broad, The New York Times
In their last report before the United Nations Security Council votes on sanctions against Iran, international nuclear inspectors declared Monday that Iran has now produced a stockpile of nuclear fuel that experts say would be enough, with further enrichment, to make two nuclear weapons.
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Syria Reports Past Nuclear Work, Blocks Access: IAEA

Sylvia Westall, Reuters
Syria has revealed some details of past nuclear experiments to U.N. inspectors but is still blocking access to a desert site where secret atomic activity may have taken place, a confidential IAEA report said.
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Sinking Strategy

Leon V. Sigal, The Boston Globe
For the past year, the Obama administration pursued a policy of "strategic patience" toward North Korea in the erroneous belief that sanctions would make Pyongyang more pliable.
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Nuclear Power Plant Security Unveiled

Haneen Dajani and Kareem Shaheen, The National
First details of the massive security cordon that will protect the UAE's nuclear power plants were unveiled yesterday.
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