2019-04-23: News Headlines

Joseph Cirincione, Mary Kaszynski (2019-04-23). The Path to War with Iran Is Paved With Sanctions. commondreams.org The administration's plan is clear: keep beating the twin drums of terrorism and nuclear threat. Bolton and Pompeo will use both to justify more sanctions and more provocations. (Photo: Wikicommons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-04-23). France 'Determined to Continue' Trade With Iran, Officials Say. telesurenglish.net France declared on Tuesday that the country is "determined to continue to implement" the Iran nuclear deal and to allow Iran to draw the "economic benefits" after the announcement of new U.S sanctions against countries exporting Iranian products. | RELATED: | US Ends Sanction Waivers for Countries Importing Iranian oil | In an officia…

Staff (2019-04-23). North Korea Leader Kim to Meet With Putin in Russia. truthdig.com Summit will be held "soon" but no date is released. It comes at a key moment of faltering U.S. talks about North Korea's nuclear arsenal.

plenglish (2019-04-23). Top North Korean Leader Arrives in Russia to Meet Putin. plenglish.com Moscow, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong-un, arrived by train on Tuesday in the eastern city of Vladivostok, where he will meet with his Russian peer, Vladimir Putin, on Thursday.

plenglish (2019-04-23). UN Command Approves Tourist Trail on Inter-Korean Border. plenglish.com Seoul, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Command on Tuesday approved the opening of a tourist trail in the demilitarized zone that separates South Korea and the Democratic People"s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Whitney Webb (2019-04-22). Modi Delivers Ironic "Peace Day" Message Netanyahu Borrowed from Hitler. mintpressnews.com Modi's speech regarding how only the "strong" are to be respected, while issuing an implicit threat of using nuclear weapons against enemies of the state, is strikingly similar to a speech given by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — an ally of Modi — last September.

Frida Berrigan (2019-04-22). Nuclear Weapons Ruined My Life, and I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way. globalresearch.ca As someone deeply embedded in a life of anti-nuclear resistance, I know the only way to get rid of these weapons is to never stop thinking about them. | *** | I want to offer you something different than the barrage of …

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-04-22). North Korea Pleads for Food Aid as Trump Sanctions Noose Tightens. mintpressnews.com As much as Trump likes to rail against the failed policies of his predecessor, he seems to be mimicking them, using North Korea's food shortages as leverage to force the country to denuclearize, a move that DPRK believes would bring about only a swifter death.

Turkish Minute (2019-04-22). US Cancels Iran Oil Waivers for Turkey, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Italy, Greece. theantimedia.com (TM) — The United States announced on Monday it would no longer grant sanctions exemptions to eight countries, including Turkey, the Hàºrriyet Daily News reported. The White House said Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — close US allies that back President Donald Trump's hawkish stance against regional rival Iran — would work to make up …

Staff (2019-04-21). Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History — Jay and Curry. therealnews.com The threat of nuclear war; the climate crisis; Trump's regime change plans for Iran and Venezuela; and confrontation with China are far more significant threats than election meddling — former Pres. Clinton advisor Bill Curry and Paul Jay join host Jacqueline Luqman…

Ed Rampell (2019-04-19). "Red Joan," Promising a Soviet Spy Thriller, Underdelivers. progressive.org At the height of the Cold War, five members of Britain's nuclear program passed secrets along to the USSR.

Democracy Now! (2019-04-18). Headlines for April 18, 2019. democracynow.org Attorney General Barr to Release Redacted Mueller Report, John Bolton Praises Monroe Doctrine as U.S. Sanctions Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, New U.S. Sanctions to Target Remittances & Companies Doing Business in Cuba, North Korea Tests New Weapon, Rejects Role of U.S. Secretary of State, Trump Administration to End Reporting on Size of U.S. Nuclear Arsenal, Former Peruvian President Alan García Dies by Suicide as Police Move In, Teen Who Threatened Colorado Schools Dead of Self-Inflicted Gunshot, Philadelphia DA Clears Path for Mumia Abu-Jamal to Appeal Murder Conviction, New York Grants Parole to Brink's Heist Ge…

Peace Action (2019-04-08). President Moon's Unenviable Task. peaceaction.org This article was originally published on Common Dreams. When President Moon Jae-in of South Korea meets with President Donald Trump at the White House this week, he may find himself fighting the urge to pour cold water all over Trump, because that's what Trump did to the Korea peace process when he met with Kim …

CounterSpin (2019-03-01). Tim Shorrock on Korea Summit, Jon Schwarz on Elliott Abrams. fair.org Media…

Kevin Martin (2019-02-28). No Hanoi Agreement, But Diplomacy Must Continue. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — February 28, 2019 — In response to the Hanoi summit meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un ending without an agreement, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: "It's unfortunate that the Hanoi Summit did not lead to an agreement, however, …

Kevin Martin (2019-02-26). Peace Action Applauds Legislation Calling for Peace Agreement to End the Korean War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — February 26, 2019 — In response to Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) introducing legislation to support diplomacy and the pursuit of peace on the Korean Peninsula, Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and Coordinator of the Korea Peace Network, released the following statement: "This legislation offers a common sense vision for achieving peace …

Peace Action (2019-02-20). Statement of Pro-Diplomacy Groups Regarding U.S. Policy Toward Iran. peaceaction.org Pro-diplomacy groups representing millions of American voters urge lawmakers to publicly articulate and support the following principles with respect to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that verifiably blocks each of Iran's pathways to a nuclear weapon and created a much-needed diplomatic relationship between Iran, the United States, and U.S. allies: Support for the JCPOA and …