Top News UN agency: No indication N. Korea has stopped nuclear activities since Trump deal The Hill Exclusive: Trump says ‘most likely’ to meet North Korea’s Kim again Reuters Iran Unveils New Fighter Jet, Locally Built, Amid Renewed US Sanction International Business Times Russia’s ‘New’ Supersonic Bomber Can Kill Aircraft Carriers and Attack with Nuclear Weapons The National Interest East Asia U.S. Criticism of ‘Suspected’ Nuclear Sites May Derail Talks, North Korean Media Warns New York Times8/20/2018 American negotiators have confronted North Korean officials over “suspected” secret nuclear facilities, according to a North Korean state news media commentary, which called the Trump administration accusations “fiction” and said they had led to “derailing dialogue” between the two nations. UN agency: No indication N. Korea has stopped nuclear activities since Trump deal The Hill8/21/2018 The UN’s nuclear watchdog on Monday said there is no indication North Korea has stopped its nuclear activities since President Trump announced a denuclearization deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June, Agence France-Presse reported. Middle East Iran Unveils New Fighter Jet, Locally Built, Amid Renewed US Sanction International Business Times8/21/2018 As a show of strengthening military force, Iran unveiled a new domestically built fighter jet Tuesday at a defense show in Tehran, which was attended by President Hassan Rouhani. Although Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami had said the jet was scheduled to be unveiled on Wednesday — which is when the country celebrates its National Defense Day — when news about the aircraft was first announced on Saturday, the unveiling came a day early. Iran says missile program non-negotiable: spokesman Xinhua8/21/2018 Iran’s missile program is a non-negotiable issue and it is not linked with the country’s nuclear deal, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said here on Monday. Russia/FSU/Europe Russia’s ‘New’ Supersonic Bomber Can Kill Aircraft Carriers and Attack with Nuclear Weapons The National Interest8/20/2018 Russia has formally rolled out a newly upgraded Tupolev Tu-22M3M Backfire supersonic intermediate range bomber. The upgraded bomber, which can be armed with a range of cruise and aeroballistic missiles, has the potential to threaten targets across Europe and the North Atlantic. But the big question is whether or not the Tu-22M3M will be counted against Russia’s quota on nuclear delivery vehicles under the New START treaty. Germany wants a new nuclear-capable fighter, and the US may get a say about which one Business Insider8/20/2018 Germany wants to replace its fleet of 89 Tornado combat jets with a new aircraft that retains the plane’s nuclear capability, but doing so may mean the US gets a say about which aircraft the Luftwaffe ultimately picks, according to Defense News. South Asia India to Induct Most Advanced Nuclear-Tipped ICBM in December The Diplomat8/21/2018 The Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) is expected to officially induct its most advanced nuclear-capable intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM), the Agni-V, in December, according to local media reports. U.S. Nuclear Policy Exclusive: Trump says ‘most likely’ to meet North Korea’s Kim again Reuters8/20/2018 U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would “most likely” meet again with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, while defending his efforts to convince Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. Opinion and Analysis Europe Should Stop Trying to Save the Iran Deal BloombergEditorial Board 8/21/2018 In the three months since U.S. President Donald Trump unwisely abrogated the nuclear deal with Iran, Europe’s leaders have been vowing to keep it alive. They must now face what is already clear to business leaders everywhere: The agreement cannot be revived. The sooner work begins on a new one, the better for everyone involved.