Top News: U.S. warns China is building more nuclear missile silos Associated Press A new tunnel is spotted at a Chinese nuclear test site NPR ANALYSIS: Tehran and Washington signal slow going for nuclear deal Foreign Policy United States U.S. warns China is building more nuclear missile silos Associated Press7/30/21 The U.S. military is warning about what analysts have described as a major expansion of China’s nuclear missile silo fields at a time of heightened tension between Beijing and Washington. Blinken warns time running out on return to Iran nuclear deal The Times of Israel7/29/21 United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday that nuclear talks with Iran “cannot go on indefinitely” but that Washington was “fully prepared” to continue negotiations. OPINION: Now is Biden’s best Chance to ditch the Iran nuclear talks Bloomberg OpinionEli Lake 7/29/21 The country’s supreme leader has just instructed its president not to trust the West. East Asia China nuclear: Taishan reactor shut down over damaged fuel rods BBC News7/30/21 A Chinese nuclear plant has shut down one of its reactors for maintenance after minor damage to fuel rods. A new tunnel is spotted at a Chinese nuclear test site NPR7/30/21 China appears to be expanding its sprawling nuclear weapons testing complex in the nation’s western desert. Satellite imagery shared exclusively with NPR shows a possible new tunnel being dug and fresh roads added at the site, known as Lop Nur, where China has tested its nuclear weapons in the past. REPORT: Two Koreas in talks to reopen joint office, hold summit Al Jazeera7/30/21 Warmer ties could help revive stalled talks over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme. Middle East ANALYSIS: Tehran and Washington signal slow going for nuclear deal Foreign PolicyColm Quinn 7/30/21 As Iran prepares to inaugurate a new president, the diplomacy seen during Hassan Rouhani’s term may be consigned to history. ANALYSIS: Israel fears Iran’s nuclear progress, but Tehran has other problems HaaretzAmos Harel 7/30/21 The term ‘nuclear threshold’ is back, but Israel is unsure what it means exactly. Russia and Europe Germany signals growing impatience with Iran on nuclear deal Associated Press7/30/21 Germany’s foreign minister is signaling growing impatience with Iran, saying that a revival of the country’s frayed nuclear accord with world powers won’t be possible “forever,” a German magazine reported Friday. As Russia talks nuclear weapons with U.S., it forges closer military ties with China Newsweek7/28/21 As Russian diplomats discussed the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons with their counterparts from the United States, the heads of the Russian and Chinese armed forces forged closer ties in a separate meeting that marked yet another sign of alignment between Washington’s top two rivals.