Top News: ANALYSIS: Does Iran actually want to rejoin the nuclear deal? War on the Rocks NNSA approves Critical Decision 1 for Savannah River Plutonium Processing Facility NNSA Biden declares Iran will never get a nuclear weapon ‘on my watch’ Politico United States NNSA approves Critical Decision 1 for Savannah River Plutonium Processing Facility NNSA6/29/21 CD-1 approval marks the completion of the project definition phase and the conceptual design as part of DOE’s Order 413.3B process for the acquisition of capital assets. Biden declares Iran will never get a nuclear weapon ‘on my watch’ Politico6/28/21 The comments came in an Oval Office meeting with Israel’s outgoing president and after the U.S. launched airstrikes on Iranian-linked facilities. ANALYSIS: Erasing the line between theater and strategic defense systems: Implications for U.S.-Russia relations Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation6/28/21 President Joe Biden has inherited a missile defense architecture that is on the verge of bridging the gap between the long-accepted demarcation of theater systems and those defending the U.S. homeland. East Asia Kim Jong-un lost weight. No one knows how or why. New York Times6/28/21 Analysts say they must use every bit of information available to try and answer an even more serious question: What would happen to North Korea’s nuclear arsenal and its people, who have been taught to worship Mr. Kim, if he were suddenly incapacitated? Middle East ANALYSIS: Does Iran actually want to rejoin the nuclear deal? War on the RocksEric Brewer 6/29/21 The United States, Iran, and other world powers are in the midst of negotiations over reviving the 2015 nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Iran says not in a hurry to revive nuclear deal under current administration Xinhua6/29/21 Iran’s current administration is not in a rush to push for the negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement before the new government takes power in August, the spokesman for the outgoing Rouhani administration declared on Tuesday. U.S. releases footage of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria at fragile moment for Iran nuclear talks CNBC6/28/21 The Pentagon released footage of retaliatory U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups. OPINION: The Iran nuclear deal isn’t the problem. Iran is. The AtlanticJames Jeffrey, Dennis Ross 6/28/21 If and when a return to the agreement is reached, the Biden administration will also need to counter Iran’s escalating efforts in the Middle East. Russia and Europe Did Russia test hypersonic missile from Syria? Israel may know Breaking Defense6/29/21 Israel appears to have monitored Russia’s air force testing a Kinzhal hypersonic missile over the Mediterranean last week.