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June 10, 2010

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  • U.N. Vote on Iran Sanctions Not a Clear-Cut Win for Obama
    The Washington Post
  • Powers Dismiss Iran Fuel Offer before Sanctions Vote
    Reuters
  • Syria's Nuclear Challenge
    The Washington Times
  • Government Dilutes Nuclear Bill under U.S. Pressure
    The Hindu
  • Agreement to Complete Ukrainian Reactors
    World Nuclear News
  • At Nevada Lab, US Prepares Response to Nuke Terror
    Associated Press
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U.N. Vote on Iran Sanctions Not a Clear-Cut Win for Obama

Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post
UNSCThe 12 to 2 vote in the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to impose a modest tightening of sanctions on Iran poses a conundrum: How could an administration that first tried reaching out to Iran and then spent months working with its allies end up with less international unity than when George W. Bush was president?

Bush refused to engage with Iran, his administration often was perceived as acting unilaterally in international affairs, and one of his U.N. ambassadors was John R. Bolton, who once famously said he wanted to eliminate 10 stories of the U.N. headquarters. But not a single Security Council resolution on Iran that passed on Bush's watch contained a dissenting vote.
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Powers Dismiss Iran Fuel Offer before Sanctions Vote

Sylvia Westall and Fredrik Dahl, Reuters
Big powers voiced deep concerns on Wednesday about Iran's offer to send some of its nuclear material abroad, hours before an expected U.N. Security Council vote to slap new sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
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Syria's Nuclear Challenge

Bennett Ramberg, The Washington Times
Now that the 189 parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty have recommitted themselves to the NPT following the May treaty review conference, it is time to renew efforts to translate words into deeds.
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Government Dilutes Nuclear Bill under U.S. Pressure

Siddharth Varadarajan, The Hindu
At Washington's request, the Manmohan Singh government has agreed to delete a key provision of the draft civil nuclear liability bill allowing American suppliers to be sued for recovery of damages in the event of an accident caused by gross negligence on their part.
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Agreement to Complete Ukrainian Reactors

World Nuclear News
Russia and Ukraine have signed an intergovernmental agreement on the resumption of work on two partially built reactors at Ukraine's Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant.
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At Nevada Lab, US Prepares Response to Nuke Terror

Desmond Butler, Associated Press
In an unremarkable building a short drive from the Las Vegas strip, government analysts hover over computer monitors, watching waves of color sweep over a map of a city.
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