Top News Japan Has Enough Nuclear Material to Build an Arsenal. Its Plan: Recycle. New York Times Back at UN, Trump to herald upturn with North Korea Times of India North Korea Agrees to Permanently Dismantle Nuclear Complex If U.S. Takes Corresponding Steps Time South Korea’s Leader Opens a Door to the North New York Times East Asia Japan Has Enough Nuclear Material to Build an Arsenal. Its Plan: Recycle. New York Times9/22/18 More than 30 years ago, when its economy seemed invincible and the Sony Walkman was ubiquitous, Japan decided to build a recycling plant to turn nuclear waste into nuclear fuel. It was supposed to open in 1997, a feat of advanced engineering that would burnish its reputation for high-tech excellence and make the nation even less dependent on others for energy. North Korea Agrees to Permanently Dismantle Nuclear Complex If U.S. Takes Corresponding Steps Time9/19/18 South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced a sweeping set of agreements after their second day of talks in Pyongyang on Wednesday that included a promise by Kim to permanently dismantle the North’s main nuclear complex if the United States takes corresponding measures, the acceptance of international inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site and launch pad and a vow to work together to host the Summer Olympics in 2032. Back at UN, Trump to herald upturn with North Korea Times of India9/24/18 Twelve months on from his explosive debut on the world’s biggest diplomatic stage, Donald Trump returns to the UN General Assembly on Monday to trumpet a turnaround in ties with last year’s number one enemy, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Middle East Major powers, except U.S., try to keep Iran nuclear deal alive Reuters9/21/18 Nations that struck the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, except for the United States, meet on Monday in what many diplomats fear may prove a quixotic effort to keep the agreement alive after U.S. sanctions targeting Iranian oil exports resume in November. Iran and Israel call each other nuclear threats, ask U.N. to take action Reuters9/20/18 Iran asked the United Nations to condemn what it described as Israeli nuclear threats against it on Thursday, while Israel said it was stepping up security around its atomic sites as a precaution against threats from Tehran and its regional allies. At U.N., Trump Will Face an Iran Gap With European Allies Wall Street Journal9/23/18 President Trump and his European counterparts square off at the United Nations this week on key policy issues dividing old allies: the fate of the Iran nuclear agreement and how to constrain the Islamic Republic’s regional ambitions. Opinion and Analysis Explainer: Why nuclear disclosure is key first step in North Korea’s denuclearization ReutersHyonhee Shin and David Brunnstrom 9/23/18 New pledges made last week by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to curb his nuclear weapons program may have opened the door to further talks with Washington, but just how much impact would they have on the North’s nuclear arsenal? South Korea’s Leader Opens a Door to the North New York TimesEditorial Board 9/23/18 After months of stalemate, diplomatic efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis are quickening, thanks largely to the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in.