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August 10, 2010

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  • New START: A Similar Arms Reduction Pact but a Different Republican Reaction
    The Washington Post
  • Iran Boosts Nuclear Enrichment Efficiency - IAEA
    Reuters
  • Kan Says He'll Consider Making 3 Non-Nuclear Principles into Law
    Japan Today
  • Fires Continue Raging Near Russian Atomic Sites
    Global Security Newswire
  • Russia Accuses U.S. of Violating Old Arms Pacts
    The New York Times
  • Atomic Whistle-Blower Vanunu Exits Prison, Asks to Leave Country
    Haaretz
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New START: A Similar Arms Reduction Pact but a Different Republican Reaction

Walter Pincus, The Washington Post
Kyl"This treaty is a masterstroke. . . . It is shorn of the tortured bench marks, sub-limits, arcane definitions and monitoring provisions that weighed down past arms control treaties," said Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.). "It assumes a degree of trust between nations that are no longer on the precipice of war."

Those were words from Kyl's floor speech on March 6, 2003, in support of ratification of the Moscow Treaty, signed nine months earlier by President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Iran Boosts Nuclear Enrichment Efficiency - IAEA

Sylvia Westall, Reuters
Iran has started using extra machines installed this year to enrich nuclear material to higher levels more efficiently, in violation of United Nations sanctions, the U.N. nuclear agency said on Monday.
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Kan Says He'll Consider Making 3 Non-Nuclear Principles into Law

Japan Today
Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Monday in Nagasaki he will consider enshrining into law Japan's three non-nuclear principles of not possessing, producing or introducing nuclear weapons in the country’s territory, which is currently a national policy.
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Fires Continue Raging Near Russian Atomic Sites

Global Security Newswire
Russia struggled today to contain wildfires that were threatening several nuclear facilities, Agence France-Presse reported.
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Russia Accuses U.S. of Violating Old Arms Pacts

Andrew E. Kramer, The New York Times
Russia's Foreign Ministry released a report on Saturday accusing the United States of violating dozens of provisions of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons treaties going back about a decade, apparently in a retort to American critics of a new arms treaty, who have been accusing Russia of violating past agreements.
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Atomic Whistle-Blower Vanunu Exits Prison, Asks to Leave Country

Liel Kyzer, Haaretz
Nuclear whistle-blower Mordechai Vanunu was released from prison yesterday after serving a 10-week sentence at the Ayalon Prison for violating the terms of his parole.
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