Top News: Russia and U.S. could scrap another nuclear arms treaty EU Observer Statement by the President regarding new restrictions on Iran’s nuclear, ballistic missile, and conventional weapons pursuits White House Trying to hammer Iran with U.N. sanctions, U.S. issues more of its own New York Times United States Biden says he would push for less U.S. reliance on nuclear weapons for defense Associated Press9/21/20 Democrat Joe Biden leaves little doubt that if elected he would try to scale back President Donald Trump’s buildup in nuclear weapons spending. Statement by the President regarding new restrictions on Iran’s nuclear, ballistic missile, and conventional weapons pursuits White House9/21/20 The United States has now restored UN sanctions on Iran. OPINION: With Russia and China violating the CTBT, U.S. must resume nuclear testing Washington TimesPeter Pry 9/21/20 Nuclear weapon scientists and strategists are increasingly concerned about the safety and reliability of U.S. nuclear weapons, none tested in nearly three decades, obeying the unratified Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). OPINION: A non-kinetic answer to the hypersonic threat Real Clear DefenseGrant Haver, Jeffery Edmonds 9/22/20 Adversaries are developing new, long-range, hypersonic strike capabilities that have wide ranging security implications. East Asia PACOM Chief warns of threat to Guam; China presses hard Breaking Defense9/18/20 The head of the Indo-Pacific Command issued a stark warning Thursday that large US bases in the Pacific remain outgunned, and underprepared, to defend against China’s massive stockpile of ballistic and cruise missiles. OPINION: The U.S. must avoid a nuclear arms race with China AEIOriana Skylar Mastro 9/21/20 Since the turn of the century, China has been modernizing its nuclear forces in earnest. Currently, Beijing’s nuclear arsenal is estimated to number in the 200s. Middle East Iran nuclear deal: US unveils new sanctions targeting arms sales BBC9/22/20 U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order that opens up foreign governments and companies to economic penalties if they sell weapons to Iran. Trying to hammer Iran with U.N. sanctions, U.S. issues more of its own New York Times9/21/20 The Trump administration targeted Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs after the U.N. refused to enforce international penalties that the U.S. said it had triggered over the weekend. Russia and Europe Russia and U.S. could scrap another nuclear arms treaty EU Observer9/22/20 There was “minimal” chance of Russia agreeing to extend a nuclear arms treaty, called New Start, beyond 2020, Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov told Russian state media Monday.