New satellite imagery shows Iranian nuclear sites, watchdog group says
CNN — October 11, 2011
New imagery posted on Google Earth shows evidence Iran continues to build out its nuclear sites, according to a group focused on stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and related technology.
US aims to punish Iran for Saudi envoy plot
Matthew Lee, Forbes — October 11, 2011
The Obama administration plans to leverage charges that Iran plotted to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States into a new global campaign to isolate the Islamic republic.
VP Biden: Alleged Iranian plot against Saudi ambassador to US ‘really over the top’
The Washington Post — October 11, 2011
Vice President Joe Biden says an alleged plot by Iranian government agents to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in the United States was “really over the top.”
US university to host informal Korean nuke talks
Foster Klug, Forbes — October 11, 2011
A senior North Korean official will travel to the United States next week for talks with South Korean lawmakers and U.S. legislative aides meant to help resolve the North Korean nuclear standoff.
South Korea’s Lee defends stance on North
Chico Harlan, Washington Post — October 11, 2011
Facing growing criticism that his hard-line stance toward North Korea has backfired, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak defended the strategy, and said there are signs his approach is beginning to work.
Markey calls on committee to consider cuts in nuclear arsenal program
Bobby Caina Calvan, Boston Globe — October 11, 2011
Representative Edward Markey today called on a congressional “super committee” charged with reducing federal spending to take aim at the nation’s nuclear arsenal.
Global Zero Nuclear Summit Aims To Eliminate Nuclear Weapons Worldwide
Dan Froomkin, Huffington Post — October 11, 2011
Nuclear weapons were once the ultimate symbol of super power. But in this era of terrorism and nuclear proliferation, they have come to signify exactly the opposite: superpower vulnerability.
Israel: Prisoner Swap is Best Deal Possible
Voice of America — October 11, 2011
The chief of Israel’s Shin Bet security service says an agreement to exchange more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is the best deal possible.
Why Cutting U.S. Aid to Abbas Could Hurt Israel More Than it Hurts Palestinians
Tony Karon, TIME — October 10, 2011
“This is going to hurt me a lot more than it’s going to hurt you” may be a cliche once tossed out by parents about to spank their children, but it could well prove to be the case if Congress proceeds with plans to punish the Palestinians for seeking U.N. recognition by cutting off U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA).