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December 2, 2010
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  • IAEA Meets on Iran, Syria, and Nuclear Fuel Bank
    Q&A
  • Russia Opens World's First Fuel Bank
    Agence France-Presse
  • Russian Missiles Fuel U.S. Worries
    The Wall Street Journal
  • The Republican Case for Ratifying New START
    The Washington Post
  • Belarus Agrees to Give Up Its Stock of Weapons-Grade Uranium
    The Washington Post
  • Nuclear Fuel Memos Expose Wary Dance with Pakistan
    The New York Times
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IAEA Meets on Iran, Syria, and Nuclear Fuel Bank

Mark Hibbs, Q&A
AmanoThis week, the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency, its main decision making body, will meet in Vienna for its last quarterly meeting in 2010. There are three main items on the agenda: Iran, Syria, and creating an international nuclear fuel bank. In a Q&A, Mark Hibbs explains that while new outcomes are not expected on Iran and Syria's nuclear programs, the United States is preparing to call for a vote on the fuel bank, which is likely to pass despite opposition from some developing countries and members of the Non-Aligned Movement.
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Russia Opens World's First Fuel Bank

Dmitry Zaks, Agence France-Presse
Russia announced Wednesday that it had created the world's first international atomic fuel bank as part of a global effort to curb the spread of nuclear arms to nations such as North Korea and Iran.
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Russian Missiles Fuel U.S. Worries

Adam Entous and Jonathan Weisman, The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. believes Russia has moved short-range tactical nuclear warheads to facilities near North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies as recently as this spring, U.S. officials say, adding to questions in Congress about Russian compliance with long-standing pledges ahead of a possible vote on a new arms-control treaty.
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The Republican Case for Ratifying New START

Henry A. Kissinger, George P. Shultz, James A. Baker III, Lawrence S. Eagleburger and Colin L. Powell, The Washington Post
Republican presidents have long led the crucial fight to protect the United States against nuclear dangers. That is why Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush negotiated the SALT I, START I and START II agreements.
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Belarus Agrees to Give Up Its Stock of Weapons-Grade Uranium

Glenn Kessler and Mary Beth Sheridan, The Washington Post
In a surprise victory for President Obama's campaign to secure nuclear material worldwide, the government of Belarus announced Wednesday that it will give up its stock of highly enriched uranium, a critical component of nuclear weapons.
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Nuclear Fuel Memos Expose Wary Dance with Pakistan

Jane Perlez, David E. Sanger and Eric Schmitt, The New York Times
Less than a month after President Obama testily assured reporters in 2009 that Pakistan's nuclear materials "will remain out of militant hands," his ambassador here sent a secret message to Washington suggesting that she remained deeply worried.
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