Daybreak: Security Council Gets to Business
Plus nukes in Prague, sex in the West Bank, and more in the news
• Today sees the first high-level talks among senior U.N. Security Council members—including China—over further Iran sanctions. [WP]
• Presidents Obama and Medvedev signed a nuclear arms treaty in Prague this morning. [NYT]
• More on the Obama Administration’s deliberations over whether to write up its own peace treaty and submit it to the Israelis and the Palestinians. [LAT]
• Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas fired the top aide who is seen on a scandalous tape allegedly extorting sex from a woman not his wife. [NYT]
• An overview of Turkey’s attempts to gain regional prestige and hegemony, in part by cozying up to neighbor Syria. [WP]
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