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July 29, 2010

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  • Uncertainty in Senate over Hearing on Russia Treaty
    The New York Times
  • Nuke-Smuggling Network in Demand
    The Washington Times
  • Iran Could End Higher-Level Uranium Enrichment, Turkey Says
    Global Security Newswire
  • Trident Scale Back Urged Amid Cost Worries
    BBC News
  • Britain to Allow Export of Civil Nuclear Technology to India
    The Guardian
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Uncertainty in Senate over Hearing on Russia Treaty

Peter Baker, The New York Times
KerryEditor's Note: As reported last week, some opponents of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) have suggested, and continue to intimate, that Russia was not in compliance with the 1991 START. The U.S. Department of State has released the unclassified version of its "2010 Compliance Report," (PDF) which finds that Russia was in compliance with START's "central limits to the 15-year term of the Treaty."

Separately, in a recent letter (PDF) sent to Senators Carl Levin, John McCain, John Kerry and Richard Lugar, seven former commanders of U.S. nuclear strategic planning have endorsed the New START and recommended its early ratification by the U.S. Senate.
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Nuke-Smuggling Network in Demand

Eli Lake, The Washington Times
Scientists, engineers and financiers involved in the A.Q. Khan nuclear-smuggling network are being contacted by several governments in an effort to lure these specialists out of retirement.
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Iran Could End Higher-Level Uranium Enrichment, Turkey Says

Global Security Newswire
Iran indicated Sunday it would no longer enrich uranium to 20 percent if the United States and other countries agreed to a plan brokered in May for exchanging Iranian uranium, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said yesterday.
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Trident Scale Back Urged Amid Cost Worries

BBC News
The Royal United Services Institute urged ministers to consider dropping the requirement of always having a nuclear submarine on patrol at sea.
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Britain to Allow Export of Civil Nuclear Technology to India

Nicholas Watt, The Guardian
Editor's Note: Watt incorrectly states that the NPT "bans the sale of nuclear technology to nuclear powers that are not signatories." Actually, the Nuclear Suppliers Group bans the sale of nuclear technology to states with unsafeguarded nuclear facilities, but granted India an exemption.
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