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Optimism Over Iran Talks Easier to Find in Tehran Than in Washington

November 18, 2014
Indira Lakshmanan | Bloomberg News
Iranians are expressing more optimism than their U.S. and European counterparts as international negotiations resume over the Islamic Republic’s disputed nuclear program.
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Iran Nuclear Pact Faces an Array of Opposing Forces

November 17, 2014
David Sanger, Steven Erlanger and Jodi Rudoren | The New York Times
When President Obama wrote last month to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urging him to overcome a decade of mistrust and negotiate a deal limiting Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, it was perhaps the president’s last effort to reach a reconciliation with Iran that could remake the Middle East.
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Japan surrenders part of its nuclear stockpile for disposal

March 25, 2014
Japan said it would relinquish a large cache of weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium -- enough to build dozens of nuclear weapons -- to the U.S. for disposal, just as a nuclear security summit opens at The Hague. Gwen Ifill assesses the deal with Matthew Bunn of Harvard University.
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North Korea's Nuclear Program

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April 25, 2003
After the death this week of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, we look back at the development of North Korea's nuclear program over the decade as reported on Washington Week. In 2003, North Korea confirmed its nuclear capability. Then in 2006, reports of that nation's first nuclear weapons test and the reaction from the international community.
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