Analysis: Alleged plot deals new blow to Iran nuclear diplomacy
Fredrik Dahl, Reuters — October 12, 2011
A diplomatic storm over U.S. accusations that Iran plotted to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington may throttle any slim chance of diplomacy resolving the long-running dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program.
Alleged Iran plot may have violated U.N. treaty
Jeremy Pelofsky, Reuters — October 12, 2011
An alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States may have violated a U.N. treaty protecting diplomats and could escalate the crisis to an international court.
Opinion:What U.S. should do about Iran
William S. Cohen, CNN — October 13, 2011
Longtime observers of the Middle East are baffled by allegations that high-ranking officials in the Iranian government approved a plan to assassinate Saudi Arabia Ambassador, Adel al-Jubeir, and blow up the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington. Commentators have described the plan as “brazen,” but “bizarre” and ‘bone-headed” might be more appropriate adjectives.
South Korean President Stands by Hawkish Policy on North
Global Security Newswire — October 12 2011
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is standing by his conservative policy for dealing with North Korea, arguing there are indications it is starting to achieve its goals even as the posture comes under increasing rebuke, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
Nuclear lesson from Libya: Don’t be like Qaddafi. Be like Kim.
Tad Daley, Christian Science Monitor — October 13, 2011
The US-NATO intervention and fall of Qaddafi in Libya sent this troubling message to the world: Get a nuclear weapon, and you can stick around. Give it up, and you’re gone. It’s time to offer states real security guarantees for disarmament and disavow the nuclear double standard.
China Resumes Talks With Kalahari on Uranium Deposit
Robb Stewart, Wall Street Journal — October 12, 2011
U.K.-based Kalahari Minerals PLC said Monday it has restarted talks with China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Co., five months after one of China’s largest nuclear-power generators walked away from a bid to acquire a stake in an African uranium deposit.
China Marches On With Nuclear Energy, in Spite of Fukushima
Keith Bradsher, New York Times — October 10, 2011
Meltdowns of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan last March have put a chill on much of the world’s nuclear power industry — but not in China.
A farewell to nuclear arms
Mikhail Gorbachev, Reuters — October 11, 2011
Twenty-five years ago this month, I sat across from Ronald Reagan in Reykjavik, Iceland to negotiate a deal that would have reduced, and could have ultimately eliminated by 2000, the fearsome arsenals of nuclear weapons held by the United States and the Soviet Union.
Reagan Wished For Total Nuclear Disarmament, Shultz Says
Global Security Newswire, October 12, 2011
Former U.S. President Reagan wished for a world without nuclear weapons, his one-time top diplomat said on Tuesday at an event aimed at renewing momentum for total atomic disarmament.