The Year of The Nuke

Between threats, tests and U.N.-sponsored sanctions, 2006 was a radioactive year for nuclear proliferation across the globe — and as 2007 gets under way, the action shows no sign of abating. A rundown of the world's nuclear powerhouses, and what to expect in the coming months.

Responding to economic sanctions the U.N. Security Council imposed on Tehran last month for refusing to end its nuclear program, the Iranian parliament passed a measure on Dec. 27 to accelerate its research and limit cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). More restrictions could...

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