1. The International Atomic Energy Agency says starting on Tuesday Iran will stop allowing snap inspections to be conducted on the country’s nuclear sites, but will continue to permit the agency to carry out necessary verification and monitoring activities for the time being.
  2. Japan’s transport ministry has instructed domestic airlines to halt operations of a type of Boeing 777 aircraft after a jet engine failed shortly after takeoff in the United States. A United Airlines’ Boeing 777-200 passenger jet departing from Denver, Colorado landed safely on Saturday, local time, but large engine parts fell into a residential area.
  3. NHK has learned that Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications is considering reprimands for 11 officials who were reportedly treated to dinners by a son of Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide, who works for a company involved in satellite broadcasting.
February 22, Monday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline