July 4, Wednesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. A State Department spokesperson has suggested that the United States will continue to demand North Korea’s complete denuclearization.
  2. Iran’s president is criticizing the U.S. for urging other countries to stop buying Iranian oil. Hassan Rouhani has described the measure as unilateral and against international law.
  3. The U.S. administration says the worsening situation in Syria will be a key issue at the summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin later this month.