2019-04-23: Social Media Postees

France 'Determined to Continue' Trade With Iran, Officials Say
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-04-23
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…

North Korea Leader Kim to Meet With Putin in Russia
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-04-23
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.

The Path to War with Iran Is Paved With Sanctions
Joseph Cirincione, Mary Kaszynski | commondreams.org | 2019-04-23
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/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/mike_pompeo_3.jpeg

Top North Korean Leader Arrives in Russia to Meet Putin
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-23
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.

UN Command Approves Tourist Trail on Inter-Korean Border
plenglish | plenglish.com | 2019-04-23
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).

Modi Delivers Ironic "Peace Day" Message Netanyahu Borrowed from Hitler
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-22
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.

North Korea Pleads for Food Aid as Trump Sanctions Noose Tightens
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-04-22
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.

Nuclear Weapons Ruined My Life, and I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way
Frida Berrigan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-04-22
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 …

US Cancels Iran Oil Waivers for Turkey, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Italy, Greece
Turkish Minute | theantimedia.com | 2019-04-22
(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 …

US Cancels Iran Oil Waivers for Turkey, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Italy, Greece

Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History — Jay and Curry
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-04-21
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…

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

President Moon's Unenviable Task
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-04-08
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 …

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