News Roundup 6/1/21

by | Jun 1, 2021

News Roundup 6/1/21

by | Jun 1, 2021

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

Foreign Policy

  • The US failed to intercept a ballistic missile in a test of its Aegis system. [Link]
  • The  US flew nuclear-capable bombers over the 30 capitals of NATO member states. [Link]
  • Germany’s Foreign Minister rejected the idea of giving weapons to Ukraine. [Link]
  • Biden signals he will keep Cuba on the State Sponsor of Terror list. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Afghan Defense Minister says international air support may remain after foreign troops pull out. [Link]
  • The Afghan government is seeking support from Russia to maintain its Russian-made weapons purchased by the US. [Link]

Middle East

  • Turkish intelligence agents kidnapped the nephew of Fetullah Gulan from a foreign country and brought him back to Turkey. [Link]
  • Israeli Defense Minister Gantz says the military commander who gave a detailed report about Hamas activity in the Gaza tower that also held the international press should not be taken literally. [Link]
  • Iran says key disagreements with the US remain as the 5th round of talks is underway in Vienna. [Link]
  • The US seized an Iranian ship off the coast of the UAE. The US sold the two million barrels of oil on the ship for $110 million. [Link]

Mali

  • French President Macron says France could remove troops from Mali if instability persists. [Link]

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