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U.S. to Europe: Fix Open Skies Treaty or we quit
Defense News

Acting Director General urges Iran to fully cooperate with IAEA
IAEA

India test fires two Prithvi-II short-range nuclear-capable ballistic missiles
The Diplomat

United States

U.S. to Europe: Fix Open Skies Treaty or we quit
Defense News11/21/19
NATO allies worried U.S. President Donald Trump will abandon the Open Skies Treaty have been told the administration views the arms control agreement as a danger to U.S. national security, and that unless those nations can assuage such concerns, the U.S. will likely pull out, Defense News has learned.

ANALYSIS: The U.S. submarine that could bring nuclear doomsday with it
National InterestSebastian Roblin
11/21/19
The Ohio-class submarines may be the most destructive weapon system ever created.

Russia

Putin says ‘unparalleled’ weapons tested at deadly nuclear accident site
Moscow Times11/21/19
The Russian president told relatives of the five scientists killed in the August blast that their loved ones were conducting critical work.

Middle East

Acting Director General urges Iran to fully cooperate with IAEA
IAEA11/21/19
IAEA Acting Director General Cornel Feruta said Iran should cooperate fully with the Agency in order to resolve outstanding issues in his statement to the Agency’s Board of Governors today.

DIA on Iran nuclear program
Washington Times11/20/19
A Defense Intelligence Agency report made public this week concludes that Iran’s government remains prepared to pursue nuclear weapons and missiles to deliver them.

East Asia

N. Korea says Kim turned down Moon invitation to visit South
Associated Press11/21/19
Blaming its rival for a recent chill in relations, North Korea on Thursday said its leader turned down an invitation by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to participate in a regional summit next week.

Esper doesn’t regret delaying drills, despite N. Korea snub
Associated Press11/21/19
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Thursday he does not regret postponing a U.S.-South Korean military exercise, even though the gesture was rejected by North Korea as not enough to restart nuclear diplomacy.

NATO and the Republic of Korea sign new partnership program
North Atlantic Treaty Organization11/21/19
The new partnership program continues to promote political dialogue and practical cooperation in a number of joint priority areas, including cyber defense, nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and Science for Peace and Security.

ANALYSIS: Troops for nukes: Should the U.S. trade its forces in South Korea for North Korean denuclearization?
38 NorthDaniel R. Depetris
11/21/19
US-DPRK negotiations on denuclearization are on life support and there are bleak prospects for recovery before the end-of-the-year deadline for progress declared by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

ANALYSIS: Is China’s DF-17 hypersonic missile really a super-weapon?
National InterestDavid Axe
11/21/19
China’s new DF-17 hypersonic missile could penetrate U.S. missile-defense and destroy ports and air-defense systems, a Hong Kong newspaper warned.

South Asia

India test fires two Prithvi-II short-range nuclear-capable ballistic missiles
The Diplomat11/21/19
The tactical surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missiles were test fired at night on November 20.