News Roundup 7/1/2022

by | Jun 30, 2022

News Roundup 7/1/2022

by | Jun 30, 2022

US News

  • Biden argued that the “outrageous behavior” of the Supreme Court is “the one thing that has been destabilizing” for the US. POLITICO

Europe

  • Greece has sent a letter of request to the United States to buy 20 F-35 fighter jets. AP
  • Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the EU and Russia agree that they need to come up with a plan concerning the transit of goods through Lithuania to Kaliningrad. AWC
  • Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has claimed that Sweden must extradite 73 people Ankara accuses of terrorism or face the risk that his nation’s parliament will reimpose a veto on the country’s bid to join Nato. FT

Ukraine

  • Joe Biden has declared that the US and Nato allies will stick with Ukraine “as long as it takes” at the end of a two-day summit of NATO leaders. Guardian
  • Hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers have received training inside Britain on how to use weapons provided by London, including the US-made M270 Multiple Rocket Launcher System. AWC
  • Russia said on Thursday it is withdrawing its troops from Ukraine’s Zmiinyi Island, or Snake Island, in the Black Sea, which it has occupied since the second day of the war. Miami Herald  

Korea

  • North Korea said the United States is taking advantage of its COVID-19 outbreak by offering humanitarian aid with political purposes. Reuters

Middle East

  • Iran said it is ready for new indirect talks with the US to overcome the last hurdles to revive its tattered 2015 nuclear deal with major powers amid a growing crisis over the country’s atomic program. Boston Herald
  • The chances of reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are worse after indirect U.S.-Iranian talks in Doha that ended without progress, a senior U.S. official told Reuters. Reuters
  • President Joe Biden said he would not directly ask Saudi Arabia to increase oil meets with Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman next month. MEE
  • Turkish operations against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets left six guerrillas dead. A Turkish soldier was killed. AWC

Sudan

  • Seven people were shot dead and several more were injured in Khartoum on Thursday during protests in Sudan. Sky News

About Kyle Anzalone

Kyle Anzalone is news editor of the Libertarian Institute, assistant editor of Antiwar.com and co-host of Conflicts of Interest with Will Porter.

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