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India-US Nuclear Cooperation Deal: It's baaaaack…

The supposedly dead US-India Nuclear Cooperation Deal resurrected itself during the first week of July. It had seemed all but certain that the deal would die in the Indian Parliament, due to the Communist Party's resistance to the agreement. However, Prime Minister Singh changed his strategy and instead courted the Samajwadi Party to support the deal, thus keeping his majority - and allowing the agreement to pass the Indian Parliament.

Iran update: number 121

Summary

  • Iran tests 9 missiles, including enhanced version of Shahab-3 MRBM
  • Article claims Bush administration authorized expanded covert operations in Iran
  • Threats over the Strait of Hormuz highlight latest rhetorical exchanges
  • Positive developments in Tehran's consideration of revised P5+1 offer
  • Dismissed agent alleges CIA cover-up of Iranian nuclear program
  • Accusations of attempts on Ahmadinejad's life in Italy and Iraq
  • British Special Forces claim evidence of Iranian assistance to Taliban militants

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Iran update: number 120

Summary

  • Solana delivers revised P5+1 incentives package to Tehran - Iran will consider it
  • Bush pushes European allies for further sanctions
  • Obama offers security guarantee to Israel vis-ネ-vis Iran
  • Growing segments of Israeli political class support Iran strike

Prior to the media announcement from Gordon Brown of deeper sanctions, Javier Solana, High Representative for the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), traveled to Tehran on June 13th for ta

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Nuclear disarmament enters the mainstream

McCain's speech represents a clear departure from the current Administration and his past

Republican Presidential candidate John McCain yesterday gave a landmark speech on the responsibility to engage more seriously in disarmament. Paul Ingram, Director of BASIC, said:

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McCain supports GTZ: Nuclear disarmament now mainstream

Republican presidential candidate John McCain earlier today gave a landmark speech on the responsibility to engage more seriously in disarmament. Given the two Democrat frontrunners have already explicitly leant their weight to the vision, this is the clearest indication yet that nuclear disarmament has now achieved the mainstream - and it is now out of touch to oppose it.

Iran update: number 119

Iran update: number 118

Summary

  • Iran to answer IAEA's questions following intelligence allegations
  • P5 + Germany met in London to discuss new incentives
  • Iranian proposal on ending nuclear deadlock being seriously considered by Russia
  • Inside Iran's Natanz nuclear plant
  • NATO and E.U. criticized says Iran's nuclear programme
  • Iranians vote in second stage of parliamentary elections

IAEA and Iranian officials are to meet again later this month to discuss the IAEA's intelligence evidence of Iran's past nuclear weapon programme.

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