Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press
The hardline spiritual mentor of Iran's president has made a rare public call for producing the "special weapons" that are a monopoly of a few nations — a veiled reference to nuclear arms.
The Associated Press on Monday obtained a copy of a book written by Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah Yazdi in which he wrote Iran should not deprive itself of the right to produce these "special weapons."
Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post
The Obama administration has decided to object to a lucrative deal in which a state-owned Chinese companies would supply Pakistan with two nuclear reactors, U.S. officials said.
Jay Solomon, The Wall Street Journal
The Kingdom of Jordan is in a sprint to become the Arab world's next nuclear power. And America wants to help it succeed.
Stephen Castle, The New York Times
The European Union is likely to agree on tough new sanctions against Iran that cover further investment in the country’s oil and gas industry as well as its financial sector, Foreign Secretary William Hague of Britain said Monday.
Louis Charbonneau, Reuters
A report from a U.N. panel that monitors compliance with sanctions on North Korea showed more than 100 countries may not be doing enough to implement the punitive steps.
Kim So-hyun, The Korea Herald
South Korea and the U.S. are expected to defer talks on revising a 1974 nuclear energy agreement, previously scheduled to begin within the first half of this year, to after September, a senior diplomatic source here said on Tuesday.