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July 13, 2010

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IN THIS ISSUE
  • New START: The Big Picture
    Proliferation Analysis
  • Sanctions Alone Won't Work on Iran
    The Washington Post
  • 20 Kilos of 20 Pct Enriched Uranium Ready: Iran
    Agence France-Presse
  • Iranian Nuclear Scientist Turns Up in D.C.
    Los Angeles Times
  • Analysis Triples U.S. Plutonium Waste Figures
    The New York Times
  • North Korea Shrugs Off Ship and Calls for Nuclear Talks
    Reuters
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New START: The Big Picture

James M. Acton, Proliferation Analysis
New STARTSenator Jon Kyl's commentary in the Wall Street Journal last Thursday marked an important, clarifying moment in the debate about New START. Naturally, Kyl took a few cursory potshots at the treaty text itself, including at its verification regime. But, maybe he realized that his 2003 vote for the Moscow Treaty—a treaty that contains no verification provisions whatsoever—reduced his credibility on this subject because, by and large, he stayed clear of discussing the treaty on its merits. Instead, he candidly broadened the subject into a challenge against President Barack Obama's overall security agenda.
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Sanctions Alone Won't Work on Iran

Charles S. Robb and Charles Wald, The Washington Post
When President Obama signed into law tough, new legislative sanctions against Iran last week, he capped a month of new measures against that country's nuclear program.
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20 Kilos of 20 Pct Enriched Uranium Ready: Iran

Agence France-Presse
Iran said on Sunday it has produced around 20 kilogrammes of 20 percent enriched uranium, in defiance of the world powers who want Tehran to suspend the controversial nuclear work.
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Iranian Nuclear Scientist Turns Up in D.C.

Alex Rodriguez and Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
An Iranian nuclear scientist who Tehran claims was kidnapped by the United States has sought refuge at the Pakistani Embassy's Iranian interests section in Washington and is seeking to return home to Iran, Pakistani authorities said Tuesday.
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Analysis Triples U.S. Plutonium Waste Figures

Matthew L. Wald, The New York Times
The amount of plutonium buried at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State is nearly three times what the federal government previously reported, a new analysis indicates, suggesting that a cleanup to protect future generations will be far more challenging than planners had assumed.
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North Korea Shrugs Off Ship and Calls for Nuclear Talks

Jack Kim, Reuters
North Korea said on Saturday it was willing to return to nuclear disarmament talks and signaled satisfaction that a U.N. Security Council statement did not directly blame it for the sinking of a South Korean warship.
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