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November 30, 2010
IN THIS ISSUE
  • Allies Cool to China's 6-Party Talks Gambit
    The Asahi Shimbun
  • Leaked Cables Depict a World Guessing about North Korea
    The New York Times
  • North Korea Supplied Powerful Missiles to Iran, Cables Reveal
    Global Security Newswire
  • Bombings Hit Atomic Experts in Iran Streets
    The New York Times
  • Iran Nuclear Talks Back on, in Geneva Next Week
    Agence France-Presse
  • Democrats Press Republicans on START Ratification
    Reuters
  • India Blocks Nuclear Meeting
    Nature
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Allies Cool to China's 6-Party Talks Gambit

The Asahi Shimbun
DPRKChina's proposal Sunday to hold a special meeting of lead negotiators in six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear programs appears to be an effort by Beijing to allay criticism that it isn't doing enough to defuse tensions between the two Koreas.

However, Japan, South Korea and the United States reacted to the move with caution and unity. They said there would be no talks without assurances that Pyongyang would stand down from its confrontational stance.
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Leaked Cables Depict a World Guessing about North Korea

David E. Sanger, The New York Times
With North Korea reeling from economic and succession crises, American and South Korean officials early this year secretly began gaming out what would happen if the North, led by one of the world's most brutal family dynasties, collapsed.
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North Korea Supplied Powerful Missiles to Iran, Cables Reveal

Global Security Newswire
Classified U.S. intelligence reports have determined that North Korea supplied Iran with a stockpile of sophisticated missiles that would extend the Middle Eastern state's strike capabilities in ways the United States had previously not disclosed, the New York Times reported yesterday.
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Bombings Hit Atomic Experts in Iran Streets

William Yong and Robert F. Worth, The New York Times
Unidentified assailants riding motorcycles carried out separate bomb attacks here on Monday against two of the country's top nuclear scientists, killing one and prompting accusations that the United States and Israel were again trying to disrupt Iran's nuclear program.
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Iran Nuclear Talks Back on, in Geneva Next Week

Agence France-Presse
Negotiations between Iran and Western powers on Tehran's controversial nuclear drive will resume next week in Geneva, more than a year after they ground to a halt with sanctions having multiplied.
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Democrats Press Republicans on START Ratification

David Alexander, Reuters
With little time remaining for action by the current Congress, Senate Democrats stepped up pressure on Monday on Republicans to support ratification of the New START nuclear treaty with Russia, saying it was critical for U.S. security.
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India Blocks Nuclear Meeting

Geoff Brumflel, Nature
The Indian government has barred a group of nuclear scientists from meeting in New Delhi, where they planned to challenge key elements of the nation's nuclear programme, Nature has learned.
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