2019-03-23: Social Media Postees

North Korea Quits Liaison Office With South After US Sanctions
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-03-23
North Korea Friday pulled out of the Kaesong liaison office with the South, in a major setback for Seoul, just hours after the United States imposed the first new sanctions on the North since the second U.S.-North Korea summit broke down last month. | RELATED | The Two Koreas Open Joint Liaison Office | North Korea said it was quitting the joint liaison office set up in September in the border city of Kaesong after a historic summit between leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in…

Is Beijing Losing Its Footing in South China Sea?
Haley Zaremba | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-23
The United States military launched nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortress bombers over the heavily disputed South China Sea last week, where they "conducted routine training". In these contested waters, the Chinese government has claimed ownership over reserves containing trillions of dollars worth …

Impatient for Peace on the Korean Peninsula
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-03-22
Ann Wright reports on the launch earlier this month, in D.C. and New York, of the worldwide "Korea Peace Now" campaign. By Ann Wright Special to Consortium News While U.S.-North Korean contact is stalled, relations between North Korea and South… Read more ?…

Rick Perry, the Saudis and a Dangerous Nuclear Deal
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2019-03-22
Since January 2017, the Trump Administration has been in negotiations to allow a sale of two nuclear reactors designed by American companies to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is troubling for at least two reasons. First, nuclear reactors may provide the Saudis with a backdoor to a nuclear bomb. Second, a February 19 interim…

Priti Patel and Boris Johnson: The "Odd Couple" Unfit for Purpose in Any Post Brexit UK Government
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-03-22
The link between Priti Patel, her running mate Boris Johnson, and the Right-wing Likud party of nuclear Israel's embattled Prime Minister Netanyahu (currently facing corruption charges) is no secret. However, stranger things have come to pass. In the …

Pentagon Deploys B-52 Bombers to Europe in Message to Russia Amid Nuclear Tensions
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-03-22
(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Pentagon has sent six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to Europe for training exercises with European NATO member nations, in a move which officials are presenting as a "message" to Russia. Though officials tried to present this as a response to Russian "aggression," in practice Russia hasn't done anything in quite some time. Rather, the deployment appears …

Pentagon Deploys B-52 Bombers to Europe in Message to Russia Amid Nuclear Tensions

Making Nuclear Weapons Menacing Again
Michael T. Klare | thenation.com | 2019-03-21
Making Nuclear Weapons Menacing Again…

Tim Shorrock on Korea Summit, Jon Schwarz on Elliott Abrams
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-03-01

No Hanoi Agreement, But Diplomacy Must Continue
Kevin Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-02-28
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, …

Peace Action Applauds Legislation Calling for Peace Agreement to End the Korean War
Kevin Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-02-26
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 …

Statement of Pro-Diplomacy Groups Regarding U.S. Policy Toward Iran
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-02-20
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 …

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