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August 5, 2010

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  • Arms-Treaty Vote Delayed in Senate
    The New York Times
  • Iran Defiant in Nuclear Documents
    Associated Press
  • Nuclear Nonproliferation Games
    National Review Online
  • Ban, Okada Confirm Effort to Eradicate Nukes
    The Japan Times
  • U.S., Hanoi in Nuclear Talks
    The Wall Street Journal
  • IAEA Team Reviews Chinese Regulatory System
    World Nuclear News
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Arms-Treaty Vote Delayed in Senate

Peter Baker, The New York Times
KerryPresident Obama's ambitious agenda to curb nuclear weapons during his term has to a large extent stalled as he struggles to assemble a bipartisan coalition in the Senate to approve his arms control treaty with Russia.

The treaty, called New Start, was supposed to be the relatively quick and easy first step leading to a series of much harder and more sweeping moves to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. Instead, a Senate committee on Tuesday shelved the treaty until fall, when it faces an uncertain future in the midst of a hotly contested election season.
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Iran Defiant in Nuclear Documents

George Jahn, Associated Press
As Iran and world powers prepare for new nuclear talks, letters by Tehran's envoys to top international officials and shared with The Associated Press suggest major progress is unlikely, with Tehran combative and unlikely to offer any concessions.
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Nuclear Nonproliferation Games

Henry Sokolski, National Review Online
Sometimes generosity just doesn't pay. Consider the Obama administration’s desire to lead the world toward restraint on nuclear weapons. It is pushing an agreement with Russia that will reduce America’s nuclear arsenal, and it is offering less-developed states access to nuclear-power technology to persuade as many of them as possible to help control the further spread of nuclear weapons.
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Ban, Okada Confirm Effort to Eradicate Nukes

Masami Ito, The Japan Times
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon confirmed Tuesday with Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada that Japan and the world body will aim for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
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U.S., Hanoi in Nuclear Talks

Jay Solomon, The Wall Street Journal
The Obama administration is in advanced negotiations to share nuclear fuel and technology with Vietnam in a deal that would allow Hanoi to enrich its own uranium—terms that critics on Capitol Hill say would undercut the more stringent demands the U.S. has been making of its partners in the Middle East.
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IAEA Team Reviews Chinese Regulatory System

World Nuclear News
A team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has completed a two-week peer review of China's governmental and regulatory framework for nuclear safety.
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