Peter Baker, The New York Times
The Senate opened debate on Wednesday on a new arms-control treaty with Russia with an early test vote showing that President Obama is right on the edge of securing its approval.
The Senate voted 66 to 32 to bring the treaty to the floor in a procedural vote that fell one short of the 67 required under the Constitution for approval once it comes to a final vote. Since one Democrat supporting the treaty was absent, that meant 67 senators were at least willing to hear debate on the treaty.
Daniel Dombey, Financial Times
US and South Korean officials say North Korea has more secret nuclear sites in addition to a uranium enrichment plant that Pyongyang disclosed last month.
Kang Hyun-kyung, The Korea Times
Sung Kim, the U.S. chief nuclear negotiator, will visit Seoul Friday to inform his South Korean counterpart Wi Sung-lac of the outcome of a high-level U.S. delegation's trip to China this week.
Yaakov Katz, The Jerusalem Post
The Stuxnet virus, which has attacked Iran’s nuclear facilities and which Israel is suspected of creating, has set back the Islamic Republic's nuclear program by two years, a top German computer consultant who was one of the first experts to analyze the program’s code told The Jerusalem Post
Louis Charbonneau, Reuters
The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday gave Iraq the green light to develop a civilian nuclear program, ending 19-year-old restrictions aimed at preventing the country from developing atomic weapons.
Jonathan Tirone, Bloomberg
The United Nations agency tasked with curbing nuclear proliferation may have unwittingly helped Pakistan develop its atomic-weapons program because of weak internal oversight, according to documents and interviews with three former UN scientists.
Hassan Hafidh, Dow Jones Newswires
Jordan is expected to issue a final tender in January to build a nuclear power plant, with an option to build a second one, to reduce the kingdom's high oil imports bill, a senior Jordanian energy official said Wednesday.