Walter Pincus, The Washington Post
In 2005, the State Department told Congress that Russia had not reported that a road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile launcher had left its production plant and therefore should have become an entry under the accountability section of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.
The State Department then said that "Russia continues to violate START provisions relevant to these obligations," according to the State Department Compliance Report.
Christophe Schmidt, Agence France-Presse
Poland and the United States on Saturday signed a deal on a future US anti-missile shield in Europe which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said would help ward off threats from Iran.
Stuart E. Eizenstat, The Wall Street Journal
The overwhelming international support for the new U.N. Security Council sanctions against Iran represents one of the most tangible successes of the Obama administration's foreign policy. While not mandatory, these new sanctions call upon states to prevent any financial service—including insurance and reinsurance, freezing any assets, and prohibiting new banking relationships—that contributes to Iran's nuclear proliferation program.
A top Iranian lawmaker said on Sunday that Tehran could stop refining uranium to 20 percent purity level, the most controversial part of its atomic programme, if it gets nuclear fuel required for a research reactor.
Elaine M. Grossman, Global Security Newswire
In closed-door meetings last week in New Zealand, Turkey signaled it would block proposed guidelines for governing trade in sensitive nuclear technologies and materials, introducing a new snag into international talks that have been deadlocked for six years.
Chris Buckley, Reuters
China will display its determination to bolster ties with Pakistan this week, when visiting President Asif Ali Zardari is sure to receive effusive vows of loyalty, and perhaps firmer signs about a nuclear power project that symbolises the two neighbours' strategic embrace.