Weekly Security Digest – May 6, 2018
May 6, 2018
Welcome to the Weekly Security Digest, a weekend publication of the critical national security stories you might have missed.
Here are the headlines:
U.S. Looks Beyond Iran Nuclear Deal Deadline to What Comes Next
As reported by Bloomberg
Donald Trump seems set on pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal next week, with U.S. officials suggesting that any initial diplomatic turbulence will be followed by negotiations for a new accord. There’s one big hang-up: Iran is ruling out new talks, calling the current agreement “non-negotiable.”
Three Americans Held by North Korea Will be Freed
As reported by CNBC
Rudy Giuliani, a member of President Trump’s legal team and former New York mayor, made his proclamation hours after President Trump made reference to the three Americans in a tweet that reflected optimism the case of the Americans would soon be determined.
Illegal immigration surges 230% in April on Southwest Border
As reported by the Washington Times
According to new numbers released Thursday because of major loopholes in American immigration law. Chief among the loopholes is the de facto “catch-and-release” policy that sees most illegal immigrants caught at the border quickly put back out on the streets, with the hope that they’ll return to be deported later.
Netanyahu Reveals Documents Proving Iranian Nuclear Program
As Reported by Real Clear Politics
Israeli PM Netanyahu made a special presentation documenting what Israeli intelligence says is proof of a clandestine Iranian nuclear program. “Iran did not come clean on its nuclear program,” Netanyahu said.
ATF Agent Shot in the Face During Mission in Chicago
As Reported by Fox News
The agent was rushed to a hospital in critical condition after shots rang out in the Back of the Yard neighborhood around 3:15 a.m. local time, but the injuries he suffered to his face were not considered life-threatening, police told the Chicago Tribune.
Chemical Weapons Inspectors Back from Syria’s Douma
As Reported by Reuters
Chemical weapons inspectors have returned from a mission to the Syrian town of Douma, where they took samples and interviewed witnesses to determine whether banned munitions were used in an attack last month, a diplomatic source said on Friday.
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