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EU, US Ramp Up Sanctions on Russia

The U.S. and the European Union have agreed to escalate sanctions on Russia for what U.S. officials say persistent efforts by the Russia government to build up troops in Ukraine, The Associated Press reported Monday. Julie Pace writes the sanctions could hit Russia’s energy, arms and financial sectors, as well …

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Report: Iran, World Powers Aim to Draft Nuclear Accord by May

The U.S. and some of its allies will reopen talks about the Iran’s nuclear program this week in order for negotiators to begin drafting a final accord by May, CNN reported Friday. Negotiations will build upon an interim nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the U.N. Security Council’s five permanent …

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Report: Iran Lays Out Nuclear Disclosure Plan at Geneva Meeting

Iran outlined a plan to resolve the dispute over its nuclear program during talks with six world powers Tuesday in Geneva, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Michael Adler writes Iranian negotiators proposed to reduce the country’s buildup of weapons-grade uranium and disclose more information about its reactor project in Arak. Abbas …

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Turkey Picks Chinese State-Run Firm for $4B Missile Defense Program

Turkey has awarded China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp. a contract to co-develop a $4 billion air and missile defense system, Reuters reported Thursday. Ece Toksabay writes the state-run enterprise has been sanctioned by the U.S. government for violating international nuclear nonproliferation laws. A Stockholm International Peace Research Institute …

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US Open to Nuclear Talks With New Iranian President

A White House spokesman said the U.S. is willing to engage in talks with newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s government to resolve nuclear development concerns, Reuters reported Sunday. Mark Felsenthal writes Rouhani was sworn into office Saturday and vowed to work constructively with other countries. “Should this new government …

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Obama Applauds Toughest Sanctions Ever Faced By Iranian Government

President Barack Obama applauded the new sanctions imposed on Iran by the United Nations Security Council for its failure to live up to its  obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The sanctions will restrict Iran’s nuclear activities, its ballistic missile program and its conventional military. These sanctions, which are the …

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