The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran’s Fordow enrichment facility had detected enriched uranium particles reaching 83.7 percent purity, enough to make nuclear weapons. Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium exceeded the 2015 limit by 18 times.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law the formal suspension of Russia’s cooperation in the “New START” nuclear arms control treaty with the United States on Tuesday.
The Russian Defense Ministry accused Ukraine of using two drones to attack civilian infrastructure in Russia’s Krasnodar and Adygea regions on Monday.
The Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that Russia was open to talks to end the conflict in Ukraine, but Ukraine would have to accept the new territories annexed by Russia.
The death toll from the sinking of a migrant boat off the southern coast of Italy has continued to rise, with at least 64 confirmed dead and dozens more missing.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced that US electric car maker Tesla Inc. would build a car factory in Monterey, northern Mexico.
Various important economic data will be released today, including South Korea’s February imports, exports, and trade balance; China’s February manufacturing and services PMI from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS); Indonesia’s February inflation data; Germany’s January retail sales data; final February manufacturing PMI from S&P Global for France, the EU, and England; the US’s final February manufacturing PMI from S&P Global and the US Institute of Supply Management (ISM); January consumption-paid construction data; and weekly oil stocks from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).