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  • Rose Gottemoeller, assistant secretary of state for verification, has said that "we are committed to continuing a step-by-step process to reduce the overall number of nuclear weapons." (Associated Press)

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  • Gary Samore, President Obama's chief adviser on weapons of mass destruction and arms control, told the New York Times he thinks it would take Tehran "roughly a year" to turn low-enriched uranium into weapons-grade material. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

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