ACDC News and Views (May 30 – June 5, 2024)

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1. India making Bay of Bengal into a nuclear Launchpad

https://asiatimes.com/2024/06/india-making-bay-of-bengal-into-a-nuclear-launchpad/

2. Iran’s near-bomb-grade uranium stock grows

https://www.thedailystar.net/news/world/middle-east/news/irans-near-bomb-grade-uranium-stock-grows-3621576

3.  Starmer says he is prepared to use nuclear weapons

https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/czvvy0ppdxko

4. Russia asks US to spell out nuclear deployment plans

https://www.dawn.com/news/1837043/russia-asks-us-to-spell-out-nuclear-deployment-plans

5. North Korea says 18-missile salvo was warning to South

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/north-koreas-kim-guided-demonstration-large-scale-multiple-rocket-launchers-kcna-2024-05-30/

6. South Korea suspends military pact with North over balloon barrage

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Defense/South-Korea-suspends-military-pact-with-North-over-balloon-barrage

7. Japan, South Korea move past radar row to improve defense ties

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/Japan-South-Korea-move-past-radar-row-to-improve-defense-ties

8. US, South Korea and Japan agree to hold joint military exercises

https://www.arabnews.com/node/2522011/world

9. US has no plans to forward-deploy nuclear arms to Korean Peninsula: State Dept.

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2024/06/205_375698.html

10. Korea to push for reusable space rocket development, L4 exploration: KASA

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2024/06/205_375692.html

11. China lands on moon’s far side in historic sample-retrieval mission

https://www.dawn.com/news/1837462/china-lands-on-moons-far-side-in-historic-sample-retrieval-mission

12. Peru and Slovakia sign the Artemis Accords for peaceful moon exploration

https://www.space.com/peru-slovakia-artemis-accords