Top News Restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program continued U.S. State Department North Korea says Pompeo undercuts its interest in restarting talks Reuters Entire crew of a Russian nuclear submarine is in quarantine after COVID-19 exposure The Drive United States Kansas City is latest NNSA facility to expand telework, limit on-site personnel Exchange Monitor3/30/20 The Kansas City National Security Campus is moving some of its workforce off-site to help cope with COVID-19, making it the latest Department of Energy civilian nuclear weapons site to expand telework during the pandemic. Restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program continued U.S. State Department3/30/20 The United States is renewing four restrictions on the Iranian regime’s nuclear program for an additional 60 days. East Asia North Korea says Pompeo undercuts its interest in restarting talks Reuters3/29/20 North Korea said on Monday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo undermined its willingness to restart stalled denuclearisation talks, criticising his recent remarks on sanctions on Pyongyang. North Korea fires more missiles than ever amid coronavirus outbreak Reuters3/28/20 North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the ocean off its east coast on Sunday, the latest in an unprecedented flurry of launches that South Korea decried as “inappropriate” amid the global coronavirus pandemic. OPINION: What is the future of Japan’s nuclear diplomacy? The DiplomatDaisuke Akimoto 3/31/20 It’s time for Tokyo to sign and ratify the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. OPINION: China is willing to negotiate on nuclear arms, but not on Trump’s terms Defense OneGregory Kulacki 3/30/20 President Trump announced to the world in a March 5 tweet that he would propose “a bold new trilateral arms control initiative with China and Russia.” Middle East U.S. extends Iran nuclear cooperation sanctions waivers Aljazeera3/30/20 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly opposed extending waiver but was persuaded by the Treasury’s Steven Mnuchin. Russia and Europe Rosatom takes measures to protect workers from COVID-19 World Nuclear News3/30/20 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rosatom has introduced additional measures to protect the health of workers at both its operating nuclear power plants and those it is constructing around the world. Entire crew of a Russian nuclear submarine is in quarantine after COVID-19 exposure The Drive3/30/20 Personnel from a second sub and a floating workshop are also in quarantine, underscoring the dangers the virus poses to naval forces worldwide. South Asia Now India gets capability to target Chinese hypersonic missiles, stealth jets Defense Aviation Post3/29/20 Russian S-400 missiles have successfully targetted hypersonic missiles during drills at the Telemba training range in Buryatia, Tass quoted Russia’s Eastern Military District.