Thomas Erdbrink, The Washington Post
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Monday that the head of the country's nuclear agency, Ali Akbar Salehi, would replace Manouchehr Mottaki as foreign minister, Iranian state media reported.
The change is likely to further strengthen Ahmadinejad's direct influence on foreign affairs, analysts said. It comes as Ahmadinejad increasingly is wresting power from Iran's parliament, which is supposed to wield considerable authority within the Islamic Republic's political system.
Siegfried S. Hecker, Foreign Affairs
On November 12, during my most recent visit to the Yongbyon nuclear complex, North Korean scientists showed me and my colleagues, John W. Lewis and Robert Carlin, a small, recently completed, industrial-scale uranium-enrichment facility and an experimental light-water reactor (LWR) under construction.
Peter Baker, The New York Times
While President Obama presses the Senate to embrace a new arms control treaty with Russia, another nuclear pact with Moscow cleared its final hurdle on Thursday after more than four years with virtually no notice but potentially significant impact.
Justin McCurry, The Guardian
The chief of the South Korean army resigned today, two weeks after the defence minister was replaced amid sharp criticism of the country's response to North Korea's attack on Yeonpyeong island.
South Korea and the United States have formed a joint committee to make decisions about the alliance's nuclear policy, stepping up their commitment to deterring threats from North Korea's nuclear programs and other weapons of mass destruction, officials here said Monday.
John Lyons, The Australian
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has arrived in Israel with a blunt message: allow international inspectors into your nuclear facility.