Top News: U.S. wants to sign nuclear non-proliferation agreement with Russia Tass U.K. lobbies U.S. to support controversial new nuclear warheads The Guardian Atomic-bomb survivors seek new ways to keep their memories alive Economist United States U.K. lobbies U.S. to support controversial new nuclear warheads The GuardianJulian Borger 8/1/20 Letter from defence secretary seen by Guardian draws Britain into debate pitting Trump administration against many Democrats East Asia Atomic-bomb survivors seek new ways to keep their memories alive Economist8/1/20 Around the world, non-proliferation efforts are faltering. N.K. propaganda outlets slam S. Korea over revised missile guidelines Yonhap8/2/20 North Korean propaganda outlets on Sunday lashed out at South Korea over a recent U.S. decision to lift restrictions on Seoul’s use of solid fuel for its space rockets, slamming the move as being contrary to the South’s calls for peace. North Korea has ‘probably’ developed mini nuclear devices to fit missile warheads, says UN report Sky News8/4/20 The country’s destruction of tunnels at its main nuclear site in 2018 may also have been deceptive, experts warn. OPINION: Nuclear weapons: arms-control efforts need China NatureNobumasa Akiyama 8/4/20 As tensions mount and treaties totter, fresh thinking is needed — on deterrence, emerging technologies and key players in east Asia. Middle East JCPOA Joint Commission may meet in the near future Tass8/4/20 According to the senior diplomat, the meeting’s date will depend on the further easing of lockdown measures, including transport restrictions. Elections provide U.S. and Iran a brief window to lower tensions Reuters8/3/20 The United States and Iran will have a brief window between their upcoming presidential elections in which to ease dangerous tensions, according to a new report from a Washington think tank that proposes pathways for resuming talks on Iran’s nuclear program and regional security. Russia and Europe Did Russia test a weapon in space? PloughsharesJessica West, Chris Earle 7/31/20 On July 23, 2020, the United States Space Command Public Affairs Office released informa-tion claiming that on July 15, Russia “injected a new object [Object 45915] into orbit from Cosmos 2543” and “released this object in proximity to another Russian satellite.” U.S. wants to sign nuclear non-proliferation agreement with Russia Tass7/31/20 The United States is working on signing a new nuclear non-proliferation agreement with Russia, US President Donald Trump said. Multilateral Arms Control International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement urges all nations to end the nuclear era IFRC7/31/20 Seventy-five years ago, on the morning of August 6, 1945, a B-29 warplane released a terrifying new weapon on Hiroshima.