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October 7, 2010
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IN THIS ISSUE
  • Ten Lessons from September's IAEA Diplomacy
    Proliferation Analysis
  • US Seeks Big Vote on Russia Nuclear Arms Pact
    Associated Press
  • Russia Boosts Nuclear Fuel Exports
    World Nuclear News
  • Sanctions Begin to Compound Iran's Severe Economic Problems
    The Washington Post
  • Pakistan Steps Up Nuclear Construction
    Agence France-Presse
  • North Korea Has Resumed All Nuclear Work, South Says
    Global Security Newswire
  • Chávez's Secret Nuclear Program
    Foreign Policy

Ten Lessons from September's IAEA Diplomacy

Mark Hibbs, Proliferation Analysis
IAEALast month, the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) two decision-making bodies—the 35-member Board of Governors and the General Conference comprising 151 IAEA member states—held back-to-back conclaves. The meetings were routine, but some results were not.

The Board of Governors witnessed a showdown between Iran and IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano in which Iran, supported by others in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), overtly challenged Amano's leadership. Thereafter, at the 2010 General Conference, U.S.-led diplomacy narrowly defeated an Arab effort to try to compel Israel to give up its nuclear weapons.
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US Seeks Big Vote on Russia Nuclear Arms Pact

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press
Editor's Note: This article incorrectly states that the original START Treaty was the last major treaty to be ratified by the U.S. Senate (by 95-0). In fact, the last nuclear arms control agreement ratified was the 2002 Moscow Treaty (and it was that treaty, now START, which was ratified 95-0).
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Russia Boosts Nuclear Fuel Exports

World Nuclear News
Russia is set to have foreign contracts for the supply of nuclear fuel and uranium enrichment services worth $20 billion by the end of 2010, Sergey Kiriyenko, director general of Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom, has promised prime minister Vladimir Putin.
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Sanctions Begin to Compound Iran's Severe Economic Problems

Thomas Erdbrink, The Washington Post
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government, already faced with growing opposition from competing political forces within Iran, is confronting new pressure brought on by severe economic problems, including some triggered by international sanctions.
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Pakistan Steps Up Nuclear Construction

Shaun Tandon, Agence France-Presse
Pakistan appears to have stepped up construction of a new atomic reactor that could help the country produce easier-to-deliver nuclear weapons, a US research institute said.
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North Korea Has Resumed All Nuclear Work, South Says

Global Security Newswire
A South Korean presidential administration official asserted yesterday that the North had resumed work on a number of nuclear programs, including uranium enrichment, Reuters reported.
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Chávez's Secret Nuclear Program

Roger F. Noriega, Foreign Policy
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez admitted last week that his government is "carrying out the first studies" of a nuclear program. He attempted to portray it as an innocuous program designed solely for peaceful purposes.
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