01 June 2022 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Readout of Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Dr. Celeste Wallander's Bilateral Meeting With Republic of Cyprus Minister of Defense Charalambos Petrides DoD 01 Jun 2022
- Dr. Colin Kahl, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Holds a Press Briefing DoD 01 Jun 2022
- Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks' Remarks at the White House Global Water Security White House Action Plan Rollout Event (As Delivered) DoD 01 Jun 2022
- 82nd Airborne troops help develop HMMWV Joint Battle Command-Platform airdrop practices Army News 01 Jun 2022 -- Paratroopers here are busy developing new procedures to allow the Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P) system to remain installed in HMMWVs during low velocity airdrops (LVAD).
- KC-46A Pegasus approved to refuel 97% of joint force receivers US Air Force 01 Jun 2022 -- Gen. Mike Minihan, commander of Air Mobility Command, approved a seventh Interim Capability Release mission set for the KC-46A Pegasus May 31, increasing the aircraft's operational capability to support 97% of the daily joint force air refueling demands.
- Pacific Partnership Flagship Makes Stop in Guam US Navy 01 Jun 2022 -- Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), the flagship for Pacific Partnership 2022 (PP22), arrived in Guam, May 26, for a logistics stop. This marks Mercy's first visit to Guam in four years, with Pacific Partnership 2018 being the last time the ship moored in Apra Harbor. Now in its 17th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. The mission takes place throughout the Western Pacific and Oceania.
- USS Tripoli Visits Iwakuni US Navy 01 Jun 2022 -- Amphibious assault carrier USS Tripoli (LHA 7) completed its first foreign port visit to Iwakuni, Japan, May 20-22, 2022.
- US Cyber Command Chief Says Military Hackers Conducted Offensives 'to Support Ukraine' Sputnik 01 Jun 2022 -- National Security Agency (NSA) and Cyber Command head Gen. Paul Nakasone said that US military hackers have conducted offensive operations in support of Ukraine amid Russia's special military operation, Sky News reported on Wednesday.
- US Elevates Water Security as Foreign Policy Priority VOA 01 Jun 2022 -- Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday announced the White House Action Plan on Global Water Security, drawing direct links between water scarcity and national security and elevating water security to a core foreign policy priority for the first time.
- Remarks by the Vice President at the Global Water Security White House Action Plan Event The White House 01 Jun 2022
- Russia Forcing Changes to NATO Strategic Concepts DoD News 01 Jun 2022 -- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization continues to change even as it defends the 30 nations of the alliance, Ambassador Julianne Smith, U.S. permanent representative to NATO, told the Defense Writers Group today.
- NATO Secretary General visits Washington D.C. NATO 01 Jun 2022 -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is visiting Washington D.C. to discuss the implications of Russia's war in Ukraine and preparations for the NATO summit in Madrid with senior US officials. He will meet President Joe Biden, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.
- Erdogan Continues to Block NATO Bids of Sweden, Finland VOA 01 Jun 2022 -- The effort to bring Sweden and Finland into NATO remains stalled, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insists that his country will exercise its authority to veto an expansion of the alliance.
- NATO Hoping Ukraine Will Prevail in War with Russia VOA 01 Jun 2022 -- Ukraine's most stalwart backers in the West are promising there will be no let-up in support, despite increasingly tough talk from Russian officials.
- First European Defence Innovation Day Calls for More Investment and Cooperation European Defence Agency 01 Jun 2022 -- "We must invest more in defence and make up for years of budget cuts and underinvestment. The message is clear: we need to reduce fragmentation and invest more together, starting now", said High Representative/Head of the European Defence Agency, Josep Borrell, during the first European Defence Innovation Day - organised by the European Defence Agency under the auspices of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
- Denmark: Statement by the High Representative on the outcome of the referendum on the opt-out in defence matters European External Action Service (EEAS) 01 Jun 2022 -- I welcome the outcome of the referendum held in Denmark yesterday. The Danish people have spoken. They have decided to abolish the 30-year-old opt-out clause related to EU defence. This is a historic decision that will allow Denmark to participate fully in the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).
- Danes Vote To Scrap EU Defense Opt-Out In 'Important Signal' To Putin RFE/RL 01 Jun 2022 -- An overwhelming majority of Danes have voted in favor of joining the EU's common defense policy 30 years after opting out, unofficial results of a referendum on June 1 show.
- Sweden joins the Research and Development Agreement of the Common Armoured Vehicle System Programme Finnish Government 01 Jun 2022 -- Sweden has joined the Research and Development Agreement between the Ministry of Defence of Finland, the Ministry of Defence of Latvia and Patria Land Oy, regarding the Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS).
- Russia to Make High-Precision Weapons Carriers Core of Northern Fleet by 2033 Sputnik 01 Jun 2022 -- Carriers of long-range high-precision weapons, including hypersonic weapons, will become the core of the Russian Northern Fleet's general-purpose forces by 2033, Northern Fleet Commander Adm. Alexander Moiseev said on Wednesday.
- Biden: US Not Seeking Putin Ouster or War Btwn NATO & Russia But Will 'Stay Course' on Ukraine Aid Sputnik 01 Jun 2022 -- Since Russia's special military operation began on February 24, the Biden administration has provided Ukraine with unprecedented financial and military aid that ramps up to over $50 billion already. This, however, falls somewhat short of what Ukraine claims it requires, as Kiev tends to increase its demands.
- $700 Million in Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine DoD 01 Jun 2022 -- Today, June 1, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the authorization of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $700 million, tailored to meet critical Ukrainian needs for today's fight. This authorization is the eleventh drawdown of equipment from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.
- $700 Million Drawdown of New U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine US Dept. of State 01 Jun 2022 -- In the three months since it launched its unprovoked and brutal further invasion of Ukraine, Russia has consistently failed to meet its strategic objectives.
- US to Send 'Advanced Rocket Systems' to Ukraine VOA 01 Jun 2022 -- President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the United States was providing Ukraine with a $700 million package of "more advanced rocket systems and munitions" as the Russian invasion entered its fourth month, but White House officials said Ukraine had vowed not to fire those rockets into Russian territory.
- Fact Sheet on U.S. Security Assistance to Ukraine DoD 01 Jun 2022 -- The United States has committed approximately $5.3 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the beginning of the Biden Administration, including approximately $4.6 billion since the beginning of Russia's unprovoked invasion on February 24.
- Memorandum on the Delegation of Authority Under Section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 The White House 01 Jun 2022
- Statement by President Joe Biden on Additional Security Assistance to Ukraine The White House 01 Jun 2022
- Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's Call With Ukraine's Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov DoD 01 Jun 2022
- Advanced Rocket Launcher System Heads to Ukraine DoD News 01 Jun 2022 -- As part of the latest presidential drawdown package for Ukraine — this one worth $700 million dollars — the Defense Department has included four M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS.
- U.S. to send medium-range rocket systems to Ukraine People's Daily 01 Jun 2022 -- The United States will send medium-range rocket systems to Ukraine in a new security assistance package, senior administration officials said Tuesday.
- Biden Says U.S. Agrees To Send Longer-Range Rocket Systems To Ukraine RFE/RL 01 Jun 2022 -- U.S. President Joe Biden has agreed to provide Ukraine with advanced rocket systems that can strike with precision at targets up to 80 kilometers away.
- What is the 'Game-Changer' HIMARS Rocket Artillery Biden is Sending to Ukraine? Sputnik 01 Jun 2022 -- On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden announced a new military assistance package for Ukraine amid that country's recent territorial losses to Russian forces and their allies in the Donbass. Among the weapons in the package is a multiple-launch rocket system, HIMARS, that can carry longer range missiles.
- US sending medium-range rocket systems to Ukraine: Biden Press TV 01 Jun 2022 -- The administration of US President Joe Biden announced that it will send Ukraine a small number of high-tech, medium-range rocket systems, in a further ratcheting up of Washington's offensive against Moscow over its military action against the Kiev government.
- Germany Pledges Anti-Aircraft Systems To Ukraine Amid Criticism It's Not Doing Enough RFE/RL 01 Jun 2022 -- German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has pledged to send Ukraine high-tech anti-aircraft systems as Germany looks to quell criticism from opposition members that it hasn't provided enough military aid in the fight against Russia's unprovoked invasion.
- German Military Says It Has No IRIS-T Missiles and Radars Promised by Scholz to Ukraine Sputnik 01 Jun 2022 -- The reserves of German armed forces (Bundeswehr) have no IRIS-T air defence systems and tracking radars which Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised to send to Ukraine, but deliveries may come directly from the military-industrial complex, the German defense ministry said on Wednesday.
- 'Show What You Can Do!': Lithuanian Citizens Raise $6 Million To Buy An Attack Drone For Ukraine RFE/RL 01 Jun 2022 -- A joke has been making the rounds on Lithuanian social media in recent weeks with the punchline: "Let's all pitch in and buy a tank for Ukraine."
- China announces drill near Taiwan as U.S. senator concludes visit CNA 01 Jun 2022 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command on Wednesday announced a new round of large-scale military exercise in the vicinity of Taiwan, as United States Senator Tammy Duckworth concluded a three-day visit to the country.
- PLA holds three combat drills around Taiwan in one month amid US-Taiwan military collusion Global Times 01 Jun 2022 -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command on Wednesday announced the third large-scale military exercise around the island of Taiwan in the past 30 days targeting US-Taiwan collusion, seeing US Senator Tammy Duckworth off as she was leaving Taiwan following her three-day visit, in which the island's regional leader Tsai Ing-wen said that a cooperation plan between the US National Guard and Taiwan's armed forces was in the works.
- PLA conducts joint security patrol around Taiwan Island: Spokesperson PLA Daily 01 Jun 2022 -- "The Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has recently organized joint combat-readiness security patrol involving multiple services and arms in the waters and airspace around the Taiwan Island," said Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson for the PLA Eastern Theater Command, in a written statement on Wednesday.
- China conducts 'readiness patrol' around Taiwan in response to US 'collusion' Press TV 01 Jun 2022 -- The Chinese military has conducted a "readiness patrol" in the seas and airspace around Taiwan in response to the "collusion" between Washington and Taipei.
- Chinese forces step up exercises around Taiwan, South China Sea Radio Free Asia 01 Jun 2022 -- China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has intensified activities around Taiwan and in the South China Sea in an apparent response to the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific, as well as its support for Taipei.
- China's new configuration AG600 large amphibious aircraft makes maiden flight PLA Daily 01 Jun 2022 -- A full-state new-configuration model of China's AG600 large amphibious aircraft conducted a successful maiden flight on Tuesday, according to the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).
- Chinese defense minister holds video call with Tanzanian counterpart PLA Daily 01 Jun 2022 -- Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe held talks via video link with Tanzanian Minister for Defense and National Service Stergomena Lawrence Tax on Tuesday.
- Independent External Comprehensive Review of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces - Final Report and Next Steps Canada 01 Jun 2022 -- On April 29, 2021, the former Minister of National Defence announced the launch of an Independent External Comprehensive Review (IECR) of current policies, procedures, programs, practices, and culture within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Department of National Defence (DND).
- Report: Canada's arms exports to Saudi Arabia spiked in 2021 Press TV 01 Jun 2022 -- Canada's arms exports to Saudi Arabia witnessed a spike in 2021, despite a standing diplomatic rift between the two countries and the kingdom's ongoing war on Yemen.
- Israel Simulates Strikes Against Iran in Largest Drills in Its History Sputnik 01 Jun 2022 -- Earlier, the Israeli prime minister declared in his address to Knesset that Iran's "immunity", which it allegedly enjoyed, was "over". He further promised that those, who send "terrorists" to hit Israel would "pay the full price".
- HMS Tamar visits Darwin: Royal Navy ships complete first deployment of Indo-Pacific UK MOD 01 Jun 2022 -- The Royal Navy vessel HMS Tamar visits Darwin this week after successful completion of a first deployment in the Indo-Asia Pacific as part of Britain's permanent naval presence in the region.
- Readout of President Biden's call with President Alberto Fernandez of the Argentine Republic The White House 01 Jun 2022
- Joint Statement on the Meeting of the U.S.-Israel Strategic Consultative Group The White House 01 Jun 2022
- Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Democratic Republic of Congo Foreign Minister Christophe Lutundula Before Their Meeting US Dept. of State 01 Jun 2022
- Statement by NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan's Call with Baltic Allies The White House 01 Jun 2022
- 1 June 2022 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 01 Jun 2022
- MOFA condemns China's 'harassment' of Taiwan research ship carrying Filipinos CNA 01 Jun 2022 -- Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Wednesday that Chinese coast guards' pestering of a Taiwanese research vessel carrying Philippine scientists earlier this year was a breach of a United Nations convention.
- China won't accept Philippines accusation on fishing ban Global Times 01 Jun 2022 -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that the fishing ban in the South China Sea is a normal measure and will not accept groundless accusations after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) of the Philippines filed a diplomatic protest over China's so-called unilateral imposition of the ban.
- Saudi-led coalition exploiting UN-brokered Yemen ceasefire to mobilize mercenaries: Yemeni defense chief Press TV 01 Jun 2022 -- The Yemeni defense minister in the National Salvation Government says the Saudi-led military coalition is taking advantage of the ongoing UN-brokered ceasefire in order to mobilize allied militants in line with its hostile plots.
- Welcoming the Resumption of Flights Between Sana'a, Yemen and Cairo, Egypt US Dept. of State 01 Jun 2022 -- The United States welcomes today's flight between Sana'a, Yemen, and Cairo, Egypt, which enables more Yemenis to seek medical care, pursue educational opportunities, and see loved ones from across Egypt's diverse Yemeni diaspora community.
- Russia, Bahrain share common views on political settlement of Syria conflict: Lavrov Press TV 01 Jun 2022 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says his country and Bahrain share common views on the need for a political and diplomatic solution as the only possible way to settle the ongoing crisis in Syria.
- UNDP steps up efforts to keep Syrians off the daily breadline UN News 01 Jun 2022 -- As the Syria war enters its 12th year, the impact that the war in Ukraine is having on food security, is being felt by the most vulnerable Syrians, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said on Wednesday.
- EU's Top Court Rejects Appeal By 'Putin's Chef' Over Wagner Activities In Libya RFE/RL 01 Jun 2022 -- The European Union's top court has dismissed the appeal by Kremlin-connected businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin of his inclusion on the bloc's sanctions list over his role in Libya's civil war.
- Greek Forces on High Alert over Crisis with Turkey VOA 01 Jun 2022 -- Greece's armed forces are on high alert in the Eastern Aegean Sea as tensions escalate with Turkey. Officials have been responding to what they say are mounting provocations by Turkey's leadership.
- Military carried out 'collective punishment' on ethnic civilians in eastern Myanmar Radio Free Asia 01 Jun 2022 -- Myanmar's military has subjected ethnic civilians in Kayin and Kayah states to "collective punishment" through aerial and ground attacks, detentions that lead to torture or extrajudicial executions, and the razing of villages, according to a new report by London-based rights group Amnesty International.
- Resumption of conflict would put millions at risk in Myanmar's Rakhine state: report Radio Free Asia 01 Jun 2022 -- A resumption of a full-scale conflict between Myanmar's military and Arakan Army (AA) insurgents could result in the worst violence Rakhine state has seen in years and put the lives of millions of ethnic minorities in the region at risk, according to a new report by an international NGO.
- In post-coup Myanmar, number of people displaced by violence tops 1 million Press TV 01 Jun 2022 -- More than one year into the military coup in Myanmar, the number of internally displaced people has topped one million for the first time, according to the United Nations.
- Myanmar's junta shuts down publisher for distributing book on Rohingya genocide Radio Free Asia 01 Jun 2022 -- Myanmar's military regime has shut down a well-known publishing house in Yangon for importing and distributing a book on the 2017 Rohingya genocide, junta-controlled state newspapers said Wednesday.
- Mali: Deadly convoy attack 'tragic reminder' of threats to peacekeepers UN News 01 Jun 2022 -- Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned a deadly attack on Wednesday against a UN Peacekeeping logistics convoy near the town of Kidal in northern Mali.
- Three UN Peacekeepers Injured, One Dead in Attack on Convoy in Mali Sputnik 01 Jun 2022 -- Three peacekeepers of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were injured and one died as a result of an attack on logistics convoy near the city of Kidal in northeastern Mali, the mission said on Wednesday.
- Rwanda Claims 'Right to Respond' Amid Tensions With Congo Over M23 Rebel Group's Resurgence Sputnik 01 Jun 2022 -- Despite its small size, Rwanda played a significant role in African politics in the 1990s and 2000s after its military chased rebels responsible for the Rwandan Genocide into neighboring Zaire. The fallout of "Africa's World War" is still being felt, including the resurgence of the M23 rebel group last year.
- Monkeypox transmission may have gone undetected 'for some time' UN News 01 Jun 2022 -- Thirty non-endemic countries have reported more than 550 confirmed cases of monkeypox, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.
- Over 550 Confirmed Monkeypox Cases Detected in 30 Countries, WHO Director General Says Sputnik 01 Jun 2022 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has been informed about over 550 confirmed monkeypox cases in 30 non-endemic countries around the globe, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday.
- WHO warns of further transmission of monkeypox over summer People's Daily 01 Jun 2022 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that it aimed to contain the monkeypox outbreak by stopping human transmission to the maximum extent possible, warning that the potential for further transmission in Europe and elsewhere this summer is high.
- FBI 'Laser-Focused' On Russian Cyberactivity, Director Says RFE/RL 01 Jun 2022 -- The director of the FBI has told a gathering of cybersecurity professionals that the U.S. law enforcement agency is "laser-focused" on Russian cyberactivities and is monitoring them in the context of Russia's war against Ukraine.
- German Court Hands Five Tajiks Prison Terms On Charge Of Being Members Of Islamic State Cell RFE/RL 01 Jun 2022 -- A court in Germany has sentenced five Tajik men to lengthy prison terms after finding them guilty of being members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization's cell that planned terrorist attacks in Germany and elsewhere.
- Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's remarks and answers to questions following a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Riyadh, June 1, 2022 Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs 01 Jun 2022
- Telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan President of Russia 01 Jun 2022 -- Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan.
- EU splits force partial embargo of Russian oil imports People's Daily 01 Jun 2022 -- The European Union (EU) leaders have agreed to block more than two-thirds of Russian oil imports in a set of watered-down measures that will keep Moscow's pipelines flowing.
- Russia to halt gas supplies to companies of Denmark, Germany People's Daily 01 Jun 2022 -- Russian energy giant Gazprom said Tuesday that it would no longer supply gas to Denmark's largest energy company Orsted and will halt deliveries to Germany under the Shell Energy Europe contract.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian's Regular Press Conference on June 1, 2022 PRC MofA 01 Jun 2022
- No chaos or restricted media access during Wang Yi's visit to Pacific island countries: Chinese FM Global Times 01 Jun 2022 -- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian denied reports that China banned local media during the visit of Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi to Pacific island countries, noting that media invitations are decided by the hosts.
- Officials open mosques in Xinjiang cities visited by UN human rights chief Radio Free Asia 01 Jun 2022 -- Officials in northwestern China's Xinjiang region opened long-closed mosques in the two cities visited last week by the United Nations human rights chief to give the appearance of normalcy despite a severe crackdown on the religion and culture of Muslim Uyghur residents, local police officers and government officials said.
- Interview: 'Xinjiang Police Files' Hack and Its Significance VOA 01 Jun 2022 -- A trove of internal and confidential police photos and documents, known as the "Xinjiang Police Files" from within China, has been described as the "largest and most significant leak" to date by the Washington-based Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. The information provides a window into Beijing's policy and treatment of the Uyghur ethnic minority group, including the detention of Uyghurs in re-education camps. Rights organizations have accused China of crimes against humanity.
- Shanghai entrepreneurs demand political reform, release of prisoners of conscience Radio Free Asia 01 Jun 2022 -- As Shanghai residents celebrated a partial end to a weeks-long, grueling city-wide lockdown, calls emerged on Wednesday for industrial action by businesses in the city to protest Chinese leader Xi Jinping's zero-COVID policy.
- Taiwan, U.S. launch new initiative to negotiate trade issues CNA 01 Jun 2022 -- Taiwan and the United States on Wednesday launched a joint initiative to "develop concrete ways" to boost their bilateral economic and trade relationship in the hope of eventually negotiating "high-standard" agreements.
- US, Taiwan Launch New Trade Pact VOA 01 Jun 2022 -- The U.S. launched a new trade pact with Taiwan on Wednesday, hoping to forge closer economic ties with the island territory that China claims as its own, while blunting Beijing's economic clout in the region.
- China Reiterates Warning Against US Backing for Secessionist Forces in Taiwan Sputnik 01 Jun 2022 -- China is warning the United States of serious consequences for its support for secessionist forces in Taiwan amid the visit of US Senator Tammy Duckworth to the island, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Wednesday.
- South Korea's Alignment With US at Odds With China, Analysts Say VOA 01 Jun 2022 -- As a new South Korean government deepens the nation's economic and security ties with the United States, experts are warning that Seoul's long-standing relationship with China is likely to suffer.
- Iran urges US, E3 to stop 'playing possum' over JCPOA IRNA 01 Jun 2022 -- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh urged the United States and the three European states of the 2015 nuclear deal; namely, the UK, France and Germany, to stop feigning ignorance.
- Spox: Iran to give appropriate response to unconstructive acts in IAEA BoG IRNA 01 Jun 2022 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Wednesday that Iran's nuclear program is completely peaceful, and an appropriate and proportionate response awaits unconstructive acts in the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors.
- Iran will respond firmly to any 'unconstructive move' at IAEA meeting: FM Spox Press TV 01 Jun 2022 -- Iran has warned to respond strongly and proportionately to any "unconstructive move" at the upcoming meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) a day after dismissing the UN nuclear watchdog's latest report on its nuclear program.
- Iran Says IAEA Report On Nuclear Material Found At Undeclared Sites Unfair RFE/RL 01 Jun 2022 -- Iran says a report by the UN nuclear watchdog on traces of nuclear material found at three undeclared sites is unfair.
- Iran denounces France, Germany statements on Greek tankers seizure IRNA 01 Jun 2022 -- Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman denounced statements issued by French and German foreign ministries on the seizure of two Greek tankers by Iran in the Persian Gulf.
- Iran's advice to Germany, France about Greek tankers ISNA 01 Jun 2022 -- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh reacted to French and German Foreign Ministry spokesmen's statements about Iran's seizure of two Greek-flagged oil tankers in Persian Gulf waters.
- Iran rejects French, German 'interference' in its seizure of Greek oil tankers Press TV 01 Jun 2022 -- Iran has strongly rejected the "one-sided" and "unjustifiable" statements of France and Germany regarding its seizure of two Greek oil tankers, urging the two countries to take a more constructive stance by genuinely supporting freedom of navigation and maritime safety.
- Iranian Rial Falls Further As Protests Over Decimated Economy Continue RFE/RL 01 Jun 2022 -- Iran's currency, the rial, has continued to weaken as unrest in the country grows over an economy in shambles due to the effects of U.S. sanctions over Tehran's nuclear program.
- Belarusian Supreme Court Upholds Harsh Sentences For Tsikhanouski, Losik, Four Others RFE/RL 01 Jun 2022 -- Belarus's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal filed by a group of bloggers, opposition activists, and the husband of exiled opposition leader Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya, all of whom were sentenced in December on charges they and their supporters have rejected as being politically motivated.
- Securing national energy supplies Germany - Federal Government 01 Jun 2022 -- The Federal Government is working flat out to make Germany independent of Russian gas imports. Constructing liquefied natural gas terminals is intended help tap into alternative sources of supply for the short term. The Federal Cabinet has adopted a key resolution to this end.
- Tunisian union calls national strike in June, raising pressure on president Press TV 01 Jun 2022 -- Tunisia's labor union has called a national public strike for June after the government refused to increase wages amid the country's serious financial crisis.
- Sri Lanka's Poor Hardest Hit by Economic Crisis VOA 01 Jun 2022 -- Growing economic and political crises in Sri Lanka are pushing more than 10% of its 22 million people beneath the poverty line and millions more are losing jobs, health care and food security, experts say.
- Sri Lanka's central bank assures foreign currency for importing essential items People's Daily 01 Jun 2022 -- Sri Lanka's central bank has announced that it would ensure importers to have access to adequate foreign exchange through the banking sector to import essential items.
- Serbia's Vucic sworn in for 2nd presidential term People's Daily 01 Jun 2022 -- Aleksandar Vucic was sworn in on Tuesday at the National Assembly here for his second term as president of Serbia.
- Jailed Former Kyrgyz President Faces Additional Charge RFE/RL 01 Jun 2022 -- Kyrgyz authorities have added an abuse of office charge against jailed former President Almazbek Atambaev over deadly ethnic clashes in 2010 that claimed almost 450 lives.
- Somalia: 'Dire and grim' drought, impacting more than 7 million UN News 01 Jun 2022 -- Accompanying Somalia's newly-appointed drought envoy on his first field visit, the United Nations' top humanitarian official for the Horn of Africa country warned on Tuesday of the devastating outlook for millions of affected Somalis, amidst heightened risks of famine.
- UN Chief Sees Progress Made in Food Crisis, Though Timeline Unclear VOA 01 Jun 2022 -- The food crisis exacerbated by the war in Ukraine could see some easing according to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who spoke Wednesday.
- Aid Agencies: Some 20 Million Could Face Starvation in East Africa VOA 01 Jun 2022 -- Aid agencies warn the number of people facing starvation in the Horn of Africa is expected to reach 20 million by the end of September without a stronger response to an ongoing drought.
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