Secretary of State Clinton outside Abu Dhabi.(Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)

• In unprecedentedly strong and open terms, Secretary of State Clinton declared, in Abu Dhabi, that sanctions had substantially slowed Iran’s nuclear weapons program. [NYT]

• Jared Lee Loughner, the accused attempted murderer of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, faced a judge, who indicated she wanted the case to be tried out of state given that one of the dead was an Arizona federal judge. [NYT]

• Aaron David Miller argues that the United States needs to take a step back from the peace process for the time being, since “the Israeli-Palestinian endgame is not ready for prime time.” [LAT]

• The IDF disputes accusations that it killed an innocent Gazan farmer, 65, near the border. [NYT]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu and Foreign Ministor Avigdor Lieberman: Not getting along. [AP/Vos Iz Neias?]

• Here’s the Times Debbie Friedman obituary. [NYT]