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Iran says nuclear talks policy won’t change after presidential vote
Reuters

SECNAV Memo: New destroyer, fighter or sub: you can only pick one; cut nuclear cruise missile
USNI

Indo-Pacific: The front line of US and China next-gen submarines
Nikkei Asia

United States

SECNAV Memo: New destroyer, fighter or sub: you can only pick one; cut nuclear cruise missile
USNI6/8/21
The Navy only has enough money to develop either a new next-generation fighter, destroyer or submarine and will have to pick one platform to invest in, according to a recent memo obtained by USNI News.

Top House Republicans urge Biden to create strategy to combat China’s nuclear build-up
Fox News6/8/21
Michael McCaul, Mike Rogers and Devin Nunes note China is unwilling to engage in arms control talks.

East Asia

Kim said to unveil ‘tangible change’ plan for North Korea economy
Al Jazeera6/8/21
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has unveiled a plan to bring ‘tangible change’ to stabilise the country’s crippled economy, state media reported.

Loyalty comes first as North Korea braces for pandemic hardship
Japan Times6/9/21
Behind its self-imposed COVID-19 barricade North Korea is more isolated than ever, and analysts say authorities are reinforcing loyalty to the regime in the face of desperate times.

The political priorities, preferences and fears of Kim Jong Un – “Intelligence Matters”
CBS6/9/21
In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell speaks with Syd Seiler, National Intelligence Officer for North Korea at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Indo-Pacific: The front line of US and China next-gen submarines
Nikkei Asia6/8/21
Ballistic missile ‘boomers’ are undetectable, but drones and geography hinder use.

Middle East

Hundreds of sanctions against Iran likely to remain even if nuclear deal revived, Blinken says
Radio Free Europe6/8/21
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said hundreds of U.S. sanctions on Tehran likely would remain in place even if Iran and the United States return to compliance with the nuclear deal with world powers.

Iran says nuclear talks policy won’t change after presidential vote
Reuters6/8/21
Iran’s policy in talks with world powers to revive the 2015 nuclear accord will remain unchanged after a June 18 presidential election because the issue is decided by its highest leadership, a government spokesman said on Tuesday.

OPINION: The first step to ensure a nonnuclear Iran
Washington PostDaryl Kimball
6/8/21
The idea of nuclear fuel supply guarantees for energy has merit as part of a strategy to prevent proliferation in the Middle East.

Russia and Europe

Restoring Iranian nuclear deal to benefit entire global community — Russian diplomat
Tass6/8/21
Restoring the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program in its initial form is in the interest of the entire international community, Russia’s Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov told the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Tuesday.

United Nations

Pandemic tragedy has created opportunity to reconsider meaning of security
United Nations6/8/21
Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.