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Iran Urged to Enter New Nuclear Negotiations
FULL STORY  |  NTI - Sept. 21, 2010
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U.K. to Retain Nukes, Defense Secretary Tells U.S.
British Defense Secretary Liam Fox promised his U.S. counterpart, Robert Gates, that the United Kingdom would retain its nuclear deterrent even as the country is expected to pursue severe military budget reductions. Fox's pledge to Gates on Wednesday came after the U.S. Defense Department voiced worries about the level of anticipated reductions. Fox has been directed by London's Conservative-Liberal Democrat government to reduce military spending as much as 20 percent, the New York Times reported.

Gates was reported to have said Washington would like the United Kingdom to maintain its nuclear arsenal, as he did not want the United States to have "sole responsibility" for ensuring extended nuclear deterrence to NATO members

FULL STORY  |  NTI - Sept. 24, 2010
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Senate Committee Passes "New START" Pact
The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee today approved the "New START" nuclear arms control treaty, sending it to the full chamber for ratification.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in April signed the agreement. The deal requires the former Cold War adversaries to each cut their deployed strategic nuclear weapons to 1,550 warheads, down from the maximum of 2,200 allowed by 2012 under a 2002 agreement. They must both also restrict their active nuclear delivery vehicles to 700, with another 100 platforms allowed in reserve.

FULL STORY |  NTI - Sept. 16, 2010
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