TOP NEWS Israeli leader says Iran hid a nuclear weapons site New York Times North Korea fires 2 projectiles after offering talks with U.S. Associated Press Nuclear testing has ‘disastrous consequences’ for people and planet, General Assembly told United Nations News What John Bolton’s departure from the Trump administration means for the Iran standoff CBS News United States Defense lawmakers set aggressive schedule for NDAA Defense News9/9/19 When Congress returns to work Monday, authorizers will aim for quick passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, even though a host of differences in the separate House and Senate versions of the bill have yet to be formally resolved. Middle East Israeli leader says Iran hid a nuclear weapons site New York Times9/9/19 Israel accused Iran on Monday of having harbored an undisclosed nuclear-weapons site that the Iranians destroyed a few months ago for fear of exposure. Iran ridiculed the accusation. Saudi Arabia flags plan to enrich uranium as U.S. seeks nuclear pact Reuters9/9/19 Saudi Arabia wants to enrich uranium for its nuclear power program, its energy minister said on Monday, potentially complicating talks with Washington on an atomic pact and the role of U.S. companies. East Asia North Korea fires 2 projectiles after offering talks with U.S. Associated Press9/10/19 North Korea launched two projectiles toward the sea on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, hours after the North offered to resume nuclear diplomacy with the United States but warned its dealings with Washington may end without new U.S. proposals. Japan will have to dump toxic Fukushima nuclear plant water into Pacific Ocean, environment minister says Fox News9/10/19 Massive amounts of toxic water from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan have to be dumped into the Pacific Ocean because the facility is running out of space, the country’s environment minister said Tuesday. South Asia Pakistan: Risk of ‘accidental war’ with India over Kashmir Associated Press9/10/19 Pakistan’s foreign minister warned Tuesday that India’s “illegal occupation” of Muslim-majority Kashmir could drive the nuclear-armed countries “into an accidental war.” CTBTO Nuclear testing has ‘disastrous consequences’ for people and planet, General Assembly told United Nations News9/9/19 Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization said he hoped the day would “inspire countries to take concrete measures that will allow us to finally reach our objective of a world free from the dangers of nuclear testing.” Commentary/Opinion/Analysis What John Bolton’s departure from the Trump administration means for the Iran standoff CBS NewsTucker Reals 9/11/19 With the departure of President Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton, the top tier of the U.S. government lost a long-time hawk on Iran. Move over, Kim Jong Un: It’s time to talk about South Asia National InterestAbby Pokraka 9/9/19 The nuclear danger in India and Pakistan deserves just as much effort and attention as North Korea and Iran. In talks with North Korea, U.S. faces new chessboard Wall Street JournalTimothy W. Martin 9/10/19 Seven months after the U.S. and North Korea walked out of nuclear talks at a summit in Vietnam, the two sides appear ready again to work toward a deal that trades Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons for a loosening of U.S.-led economic sanctions. Intel: Why Russia boosts Iran even as Tehran pares nuclear deal commitments Al-MonitorJulia Sveshnikova 9/10/19 It’s often argued that Russia is the main beneficiary of the US withdrawal from the JCPOA: While Washington and Tehran are at each other throats, the argument goes, Moscow is picking up the low-hanging political and other fruits. A commonsense policy for avoiding a disastrous nuclear decision Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceJames A. Winnefeld Jr. 9/10/19 The system for launching a nuclear strike in response to an enemy attack is fraught and risky. A delayed response option would make everyone safer.