2021-04-14: News Headlines

Anonymous007 (2021-04-14). Iran To Enrich Uranium To 60% In Response To Nuclear Deal Signatory "Evilness" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 13th, Iran's president Hassan Rouhani on has called Tehran's decision to enrich uranium up to 60% after saboteurs attacked a nuclear site a necessary response. | He called it "an answer to your evilness," linking the incident to ongoing talks in Vienna over the Iran Nuclear Deal. | Israel is suspected of carrying out this weekend's assault at the Natanz nuclear facility. | The escalation in enrichment could see further retaliation as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has…

Ramsey Clark (2021-04-14). Video: Ramsey Clark on "Peace on the Korean Peninsula" globalresearch.ca Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark delivers an address on the threat of war in the Asia-Pacific at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan on August 1, 2013. | The speech is part of a series of events held in Pyongyang, …

Labor Video Project (2021-04-14). Seattle APRI Panel:Mineworkers Union Of Namibia Rossing Mine Fight Against Union Busting. indybay.org The Seattle APRI held a panel with Namibian Mineworkers Union Rossing fired union leaders who discussed the union busting by the China National Nuclear Corporation CNNC in Namibia.

ecns.cn (2021-04-14). China seriously concerned about Japan's disposal of Fukushima water. ecns.cn China Tuesday expressed serious concerns about Japan's decision to discharge contaminated water from Fukushima nuclear station by releasing it into the Pacific Ocean.

Jeffrey Kaye (2021-04-09). New Revelations on Germ Warfare: It's Time for a Reckoning with Our History from the Korean War. counterpunch.org The New York Times, which for years has maintained that U.S. airmen's statements about use of biological weapons during the Korean War were "false confessions" obtained by Chinese and North Korean torture, never acknowledged the following submission sent to its opinion section in November 2020. I am publishing the article instead at CounterPunch, which is

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-13). Beautiful Plots: Israel Sabotages The Natanz Nuclear Facility — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Over the weekend, Iran marked National Nuclear Technology Day. The stars of the show were going to be new advanced centrifuges at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant. Unfortunately, the stars did not shine and President Hassan Rouhani and his officials were left with a reminder of the previous time the centrifuges at Natanz crashed. In 2010, a joint US-Israeli operation against Iran's nuclear program is said to have destroyed a fifth of the Iranian centrifuges, using the Stuxnet virus. | A sequence of events have been viewed cumulatively as suggesting that this was no error of engineering so much as plain sabo…

Arab News (2021-04-13). Israel Sends Message To Biden With Iran Attack — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Osama Al-Sharif* | Whether it was a cyberattack or a deliberately planned explosion that caused a serious power outage at Iran's underground Natanz uranium enrichment plant on Sunday, it was most likely carried out by Israel. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif blamed Tel Aviv for the sabotage and vowed to "take revenge on the Zionists," while also promising to replace the damaged centrifuges at the site with even better ones. Iran described the attack as "nuclear terrorism." | The incident dealt a severe blow to the country's ability to enrich uranium and could take at least nine months to restore, accord…

RT (2021-04-13). Biden invites Putin to crunch summit amid deteriorating ties between Russia & US, as American warships chart course for Black Sea. rt.com Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart, Joe Biden, have discussed tensions in Ukraine, security issues, and the need for nuclear arms control, with the White House proposing a formal meeting in "a third country." | In a statement published on Tuesday, American officials confirmed that the two leaders had spoken about "a number of regional and global issues." As part of the talks, Biden was said to have "voiced concerns over the sudden Russia military build-up" on the Crimean Peninsula and along the border with Ukraine, calling upon Moscow "to de-escalate tensions." | The exchange comes amid wi…

RT (2021-04-13). Iran says it will enrich uranium to 60% in the wake of suspected Israeli sabotage at Natanz. rt.com Iran will start enriching uranium to 60% purity this week, higher than ever, a top diplomat said days after a reported act of Israeli sabotage targeted Tehran's enrichment facility in Natanz. | Abbas Araghchi, a deputy foreign minister who serves as Iran's chief negotiator with P5+1 — Iran's counterparts in the 2015 nuclear agreement —

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-13). Beautiful Plots: Israel Sabotages Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility. globalresearch.ca Over the weekend, Iran marked National Nuclear Technology Day. The stars …

ecns.cn (2021-04-13). Liu Xiaoming starts role as special rep on Korean Peninsula affairs. ecns.cn Ambassador Liu Xiaoming recently assumed his new post as the Chinese government's special representative on Korean Peninsula affairs, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian announced on Monday.

WSWS (2021-04-13). Attack on Iran nuclear facility linked to Israel. wsws.org An explosion knocked out the electrical system powering underground centrifuges used to enrich uranium.

Anonymous765 (2021-04-13). Iran's Much-Troubled Nuclear Program. southfront.org | | | southfront@internet.ru : donationalerts.com/r/southfront : gumroad.com/southfront http: //southfront.org/donate/ or via: www.patreon.com/southfront, 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Iran's N…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-13). Israeli-Owned Ship Attacked Off UAE Coast. news.antiwar.com According to Israeli media reports, an Israeli-owned ship While there's no evidence that the Islamic Republic targeted the Hyperion Ray, Iran certainly has the motive to hit an Israeli ship. Over the weekend, Iran's Natanz nuclear facility was struck in an apparent Israeli attack likely meant to sabotage i…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-13). Iran to Enrich Uranium to 60 Percent in Retaliation for Sabotage. news.antiwar.com In a move that seems set to greatly complicate ongoing talks over the JCPOA nuclear deal with Iran, the Iranian government has announced it will install more new centrifuges, and will begin enriching This seems destined to provoke a backlash from the West, and allegations that Iran is getting closer to the 90% enrichment level needed for weapons grade. This will be further pushed because Iran has no obvious use for 60% enri…

teleSUR (2021-04-13). Iran to Raise Uranium Enrichment at Natanz Nuclear Site to 60%. telesurenglish.net Iran has announced the introduction of 1,000 more centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear site, Chief Iranian Nuclear Negotiator Abba Araghchi has said, two days after an explosion hit the compound. | RELATED: | The Natanz site was allegedly targeted by a cyberattack involving Israel's foreign intelligence service Mossad, according to a report by Israel ¥s Kan channel, based on intelligence sources. | According to…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-04-13). Senate Dems Tell Biden Returning to Iran Nuclear Deal Should Be a Top Priority. commondreams.org "Should Iran be willing to return to compliance with the limitations set by the JCPOA, the United States should be willing to rejoin the deal and provide the sanctions relief required under the agreement." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11813446041.jpg

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2021-04-13: News Headlines

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-13). Beautiful Plots: Israel Sabotages Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility. globalresearch.ca Over the weekend, Iran marked National Nuclear Technology Day. The stars …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-13). Beautiful Plots: Israel Sabotages The Natanz Nuclear Facility — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Over the weekend, Iran marked National Nuclear Technology Day. The stars of the show were going to be new advanced centrifuges at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant. Unfortunately, the stars did not shine and President Hassan Rouhani and his officials were left with a reminder of the previous time the centrifuges at Natanz crashed. In 2010, a joint US-Israeli operation against Iran's nuclear program is said to have destroyed a fifth of the Iranian centrifuges, using the Stuxnet virus. | A sequence of events have been viewed cumulatively as suggesting that this was no error of engineering so much as plain sabo…

ecns.cn (2021-04-13). Liu Xiaoming starts role as special rep on Korean Peninsula affairs. ecns.cn Ambassador Liu Xiaoming recently assumed his new post as the Chinese government's special representative on Korean Peninsula affairs, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian announced on Monday.

Anonymous765 (2021-04-13). Iran's Much-Troubled Nuclear Program. southfront.org | | | southfront@internet.ru : donationalerts.com/r/southfront : gumroad.com/southfront http: //southfront.org/donate/ or via: www.patreon.com/southfront, 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Iran's N…

Juan Cole (2021-04-12). With Cyber-Attack on Iran's Natanz Nuclear Enrichment Facility, is Israel's Netanyahu trying to derail Biden talks and Escape Jail? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The BBC reports that a power outage and consequent explosion at the Natanz nuclear enrichment site in Iran on Sunday is being blamed by Iranian officials on sabotage. It reports that some Israeli outlets have speculated that the cause was an Israeli cyber-attack. The head of Iran's nuclear energy program, …

Juan Cole (2021-04-12). Is Israel's Netanyahu trying to derail Biden talks and Escape Jail? zcomm.org The BBC reports that a power outage and consequent explosion at the Natanz nuclear enrichment site in Iran on Sunday is being blamed by Iranian officials on sabotage…

April M. Short (2021-04-12). How Humanity Can Realistically Prevent New Wars: an Interview With Anthropologist Douglas P. Fry. counterpunch.org We live in a time in which we face many global challenges, including the climate disaster, dwindling biodiversity (due to international industrial practices), polluted oceans, nuclear proliferation and a worldwide pandemic, just for starters. Realistic solutions to the hurdles humanity faces will require international cooperation—which will require the adoption of viable alternatives to the predominant

Yun Hyeong-jung (2021-04-12). South Korea's Rural Basic Income Experiment Scheduled for Second Half of 2021. counterpunch.org Is a basic income a solution to inequality? Or is it a policy with serious side effects and little impact to show for the massive financial resources channeled into it? Is there any way of pre-testing a policy measure with influences as far-reaching as those of a basic income? For those asking such questions, a

Sameena Rahman (2021-04-12). "Nuclear terrorism": Behind Israel's latest effort to sabotage global diplomacy. liberationnews.org Iran's key Natanz nuclear site suffered a blackout due to a cyberattack yesterday. Senior Israeli officials hinted at the Mossad intelligence agency's responsibility for this attack while the New York Times cited U.S. and Israeli officials confirming Israel's role. Iran called the attack an act of "nuclear terrorism." This sabotage of the facility's power grid …

RT (2021-04-12). Japanese government says it WILL release irradiated water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea. rt.com Contaminated wastewater at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant will be released into the ocean "in around two years," the Japanese government has announced, despite calls from China and South Korea urging against the move. | Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced the move in Tokyo on Tuesday morning local time. He had previously called the release "unavoidable," given the amount of accumulated water over the past decade. | The Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant in the Fukushima prefecture suffered a meltdown after being struck by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and a 15-meter tsunami in March 2011. It was the worst nuc…

RFE RL (2021-04-12). Iran Blames Israel For Suspected Sabotage At Nuclear Facility, Vows Revenge. eurasiareview.com ( Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, said an act of "nuclear terrorism" caused a power failure at the Natanz nuclear facility on April 11, a day after new uranium-enrichment equipment was unveiled at the site, south of Tehr…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-12). Israel Sabotage Iran's Natanz Facility: MSM Reports. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The blackout at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility took place hours after its new batch of centrifuges for uranium enrichment were launched. | There are two versions in MSM regarding the incident: | The NYT The Guardian

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-12). "Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map", 204 Atomic Bombs against 66 Major Cities, US Nuclear Attack against USSR Planned During World War II. globalresearch.ca According to a secret document dated September 15, 1945, "the Pentagon had envisaged blowing up the Soviet Union with a coordinated nuclear attack directed against 66 major urban areas.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-12). Iran blames Israel for blackout at nuclear facility. peoplesdispatch.org Iran is facing renewed hostility against its nuclear program since the chances for the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal have increased with the meeting of JCPOA's signatories in Vienna last week…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-12). Right-wing banker Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuador's presidency and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at Ecuador's presidential election results, protests following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in the US, reports of Israel's role in the blackout at an Iranian nuclear site, hunger strike by detained Hirak protesters in Algeria, and the ties between Israeli businessman Dan Gertler and the DRC…

teleSUR (2021-04-12). EC Calls for Investigation Into Attack on Iran's Nuclear Plant. telesurenglish.net The European Commission (EC) called for clarification on who is behind the power outage that affected the uranium enrichment plant at Natanz in Iran. | RELATED: | "There has been no official attribution and there are several accusations that we are aware of, but it has to be clarified what happened and who is behind it," European External Action Service (EAS) spokesman Peter Stano said, adding that the incident co…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). US, Israel to Hold Strategic Iran Talks. news.antiwar.com According to The first meeting of the strategic group took place in early March. The second comes as the US and Iran are engaged in indirect talks to revive the nuclear deal, something Israel is strongly opposed to and…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). EU Sanctions Iranian Officials Amid Vienna Talks. news.antiwar.com While the European Union is trying to play the honest broker between the US and Iran to revive the nuclear deal, the bloc The EU sanctioned eight Iranian military and police officials. The measures mark the first time since 2013 that the EU slapped sanctions on Iran over alleged human rights abuses. The timing could damage the delicate indirect talks that are ongoing between the US and Ir…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). Iran Blames Israel for Natanz Attack. news.antiwar.com Iran on Monday The Natanz attack comes as the US and Iran are engaged in indirect talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, something Israel is…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-12). Defense Secretary Vows 'Ironclad' Commitment to Israel During Visit to Talk Iran Deal. news.antiwar.com A Sunday meeting between Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and his Israeli counterpart Benny Gantz is looming large over nuclear talks with Iran, with the US trying to reassure Israel that Gantz says the nuclear deal necessarily has to prot…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-04-12). Iran Says Israeli 'Nuclear Terrorism' Could Have Led to Catastrophic 'Crime Against Humanity'. commondreams.org "This is sabotage all right," said one outside critic of the attack on Natanz, reportedly carried out by Mossad. "But the target is Biden's diplomacy with Iran." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/zarif_0_0_0.jpg

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