April 25, Wednesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. Negotiations over the Iran nuclear deal continue after the U.S. president did not respond to a proposal by his French counterpart aimed at preserving the agreement.
  2. Russian Ambassador to Japan Mikhail Galuzin has suggested the Japan-U.S. alliance is a hindrance to the development of his country’s ties with Japan.
  3. White House officials say the Trump administration plans to nominate the head of the U.S. military’s Pacific Command, Admiral Harry Harris, to the post of the ambassador to South Korea.