TOP NEWS US expecting North Korea to return troop remains in coming days CNN Iran says Europe’s proposals not enough to save nuclear deal: IRNA Reuters Iran says no plans to increase missile range, rejects talks with Trump Reuters Russia not ready to lift North Korea sanctions, despite Donald Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un Newsweek EAST ASIA US expecting North Korea to return troop remains in coming days CNN6/19/18 The Trump administration is expecting North Korea to return up to 200 sets of remains believed to be US servicemembers who died during the Korean War, according to four administration officials. Pompeo cancels Senate briefing on North Korea deal NBC News6/19/18 An abruptly canceled Senate briefing may be rescheduled for next week. The past 24 hours in startling North Korea news, explained Vox6/19/18 President Donald Trump continues to tout the success of his North Korea summit last week — but it’s Kim Jong Un who’s taking the real victory lap. Bolton: NK has ‘dramatic choice,’ talks will move quickly Washington Post6/20/18 President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton says North Korea is facing a “decisive and dramatic choice” on whether to give up its nuclear program and ballistic missiles. MIDDLE EAST Iran says Europe’s proposals not enough to save nuclear deal: IRNA Reuters6/19/18 Iran’s nuclear chief said on Tuesday that Europe’s proposals to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal after the U.S. withdrawal from the pact were not satisfying for Tehran, warning that all sides would lose if Iran is sidelined by the West, the IRNA state news agency said. Iran says no plans to increase missile range, rejects talks with Trump Reuters6/19/18 Iran has no plans to extend the range of its missiles since their 2,000-km (1,240-mile) reach is enough to protect the country, the Revolutionary Guards commander said on Tuesday, amid mounting U.S. pressure over Tehran’s missile program. RUSSIA/FSU/EUROPE Russia not ready to lift North Korea sanctions, despite Donald Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un Newsweek6/19/18 In the wake of President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korea’s leader in Singapore, Russia said it still didn’t think it was the right time to lift the international sanctions that have been crippling Pyongyang. MULTILATERAL ARMS CONTROL Which nations increased the size of their nuclear arsenal in 2017? Defense News6/19/18 A new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute shows that although the U.S. and Russia decreased the number of nuclear warheads in their stockpiles in 2017, smaller nuclear powers like China, India, North Korea and Pakistan took steps to expand their arsenals. U.S. NUCLEAR POLICY Trump aide who planned North Korea summit is leaving the White House Washington Post6/19/18 The White House aide who planned President Trump’s summit with North Korea in Singapore and served as a behind-the-scenes operations guru during the turbulent beginning of the administration is leaving his post, a White House spokeswoman said Tuesday. OPINION AND ANALYSIS It’s time for Trump and Kim to make a deal Washington PostDavid Ignatius 6/19/18 As the Great Dealmaker should know, it’s important to read the fine print. How Donald Trump could use his pardon power for good Washington PostLori Clune 6/19/18 It’s time to pardon Ethel Rosenberg. Beyond Trump’s Korea Fantasies New York Times6/19/18 Negotiating an end to North Korea’s nuclear threat will take deliberation, political courage — and time. Here’s What Trump Actually Achieved With North Korea The AtlanticUri Friedman 6/19/18 It wasn’t what he said. But it was much more than nothing.