U.S.-India diplomacy. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale are meeting Monday, and the two have plenty to discuss. First, there’s the India-Pakistan standoff, which threatened to bring the two countries to war over the past month. Then, there’s India’s purchase of Iranian and Venezuelan oil, which the United States wants to stop. (India has historically trailed only the U.S. among cash-paying customers for Venezuelan crude, according to Reuters’ reporting.) Finally, the U.S. intends to scrap India’s preferential trade status, which allows $5.6 billion worth of Indian exports to enter the U.S. duty-free.
North Korean missiles. Satellite imagery shows ongoing work at North Korea’s Sanumdong missile research facility and Sohae rocket-testing facility. The South Korean military said Monday it was following these developments closely. The North hasn’t tested an intercontinental ballistic missile since November 2017. We said before t
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