President Trump said the United States is not seeking regime change in Iran in a press conference on Monday, notes the Washington Post. Analysts saw the president’s comments as an attempt to reduce tensions after Trump approved deployments of U.S. military deployments to the Middle East last week.
President Trump addressed U.S. troops on American and Japanese navy ships near Tokyo, calling for more military spending—specifically for guided-missile destroyers, fast-attack submarines and joint-strike fighter jets—reports the Wall Street Journal.
The New York Times highlighted steps the Trump administration has taken to undermine climate studies conducted by the U.S. government.
The U.S. protested the appointment of Venezuela as the rotating chair of the U.N. the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva by walking out on the event on Tuesday, according to Reuters.
At least 20 people, including 18 schoolchildren, were stabbed at a bus stop in Kawasaki City in Japan on Tuesday morning, reports the Times. One of the schoolchildren and a 39-year-old man were killed before the attacker took his own life.
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