The reactor at Bushehr last August.(IIPA via Getty Images)

• Iran has accepted an EU request for more nuclear talks, though it’s not clear when. [AP/WP]

• A senior Syrian official expressed confidence that the regime’s crackdown on what has been a nearly two-month-long uprising would prove sucessful. [NYT]

• CUNY will indeed offer Tony Kushner an honorary doctorate after its executive committee overturned its board, and Kushner will indeed accept it. [NYT/CUNY Graduate Center Advocate]

• President Obama wished Israel a happy Independence Day. [JPost]

• Jordan’s King Abdullah II will visit the White House later this month. [AP/WP]

• Oh, and Glenn Beck is in Israel. [JPost]