2019-07-14: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-07-14). Leaks Reveal Trump Left Pact With Iran to Erase Obama's Legacy. telesurenglish.net New leaks from an unknown source about former UK ambassador, Kim Darroch, revealed this Sunday US President Donald Trump withdrew from nuclear agreement with Iran to erase Barack Obama"s legacy. | RELATED: | US Braces for ICE Raids in 10 Major Cities Sunday | Sunday edition of the Journal Mail on Sunday issued such news. The report was a backstory of past week's diplomatic events in which UK representative to the US described Trump's government as inept and dysfunctional. | According to the…

Steven Sahiounie (2019-07-14). Oil Prices Rise in Response to the U.S.-Iran Tensions in the Gulf. globalresearch.ca A series of events have unfolded, which dates back to the U.S. President Trump's decision to break the U.S. participation in the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, which was signed by the U.S., Iran, China, the EU, France, Germany, Russia, and …

teleSUR (2019-07-14). Iran Ready for Talks If US Lifts Sanctions: Rouhani. telesurenglish.net Iran is ready to hold negotiation talks with the United States if Donald Trump's administration lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech Sunday. | RELATED: | Leaks Reveal Trump Left Pact With Iran to Erase Obama's Legacy | "We have always believed in talks … if they lift sanctions, end the imposed economic pressure and return to the deal, we are ready to hold talks, right now and anywhe…

Robert Dodge (2019-07-14). 60 Years Since the Largest U.S. Nuclear Accident and Captured Federal Agencies. globalresearch.ca 60 years ago today the largest nuclear accident in U.S. history occurred above the Southern California community of Simi Valley when the Santa Susanna Field Laboratory (SSFL) site suffered a partial nuclear meltdown. That accident, kept secret for two decades, …

Eds. (2019-07-13). Join the CIA: travel the world passing out nuclear blueprints. mronline.org In the year 2000, the CIA gave Iran (slightly and obviously flawed) blueprints for a key component of a nuclear weapon. In 2006 James Risen wrote about this "operation" in his book State of War. | Source

Robert Dodge (2019-07-13). 60 Years Since the Largest U.S. Nuclear Accident and Captured Federal Agencies. commondreams.org The Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE) nuclear facility at the the Santa Susanna Field Laboratory (SSFL) site in 1958. (Image: DOE, cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/ssfl_sre_facility_1958_0.jpg

teleSUR (2019-07-13). Iranian FM Heads to New York for UN Session. telesurenglish.net Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran on Saturday for a United Nations conference in New York, state-owned IRNA reported. | RELATED: | Iran's Army Flatly Rejects US Claims on Threatening UK Ships | The United States and Iran are at loggerheads over Tehran's nuclear program and Washington has blamed Iranian forces for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf region, a charge Tehran denies. | The two nations came close to conflict last month when Iran shot down a U.S…

WSWS (2019-07-13). Trump's nominee for top US military commander calls for nuclear buildup to confront China. wsws.org General Milley, tapped as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, predicted that the US would be in confrontation with China for the next 100 years.

RT (2019-07-13). 'How dare Iran break the nuclear deal we tore up a year ago?' — Lee Camp. rt.com Washington is accusing Iran of breaching the 2015 deal on its nuclear program, which is more than ironic, considering that the US was the first to abandon the agreement altogether, Lee Camp said on his show, Redacted Tonight.

Gregory Elich (2019-07-12). How Real is the Trump Administration's New Flexibility with North Korea? counterpunch.org Although widely derided by the Washington Establishment as an empty photo opportunity, the recent meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un at Panmunjom produced an agreement to resume working-level talks in the near future. According to the North Korean news agency KCNA, the two leaders discussed stumbling blocks in improving relations and easing More

Peter Koenig (2019-07-12). Iran vs. Spineless Europe. dissidentvoice.org Iran announced the second step in reducing her commitment under the 2015 so-called Nuclear Deal, officially known as The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by exceeding the limit set by agreement of 3.67% uranium enrichment and 300 kg of enriched uranium accumulation. When asked by the media about his reaction, Trump says, "they know …

John Feffer (2019-07-12). Trump's Bluster Diplomacy. counterpunch.org It was not very long ago that Donald Trump was calling North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "Little Rocket Man" and threatening to rain "fire and fury" down on North Korea. In response, Kim called Trump a "dotard" and promised an equally fiery attack on the United States. But now, two summits, the exchange of More

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-07-12). Juggling with Kim and Moon: Donald Trump's Diplomatic Copy Book. globalresearch.ca Cue the shots, take the snaps: US President Donald Trump was back entertaining his fetish with firm handshakes proclaiming the making of history in the last round of discussions with Kim Jong-un. The press were, despite periodic attacks of …

WSWS (2019-07-12). Russian navy officer: Fire on Russian nuclear submarine could have led to "planetary catastrophe" wsws.org A Russian newspaper reported that the cause of the fire on the Losharik was an electrical short-circuit that led to an explosion and spontaneous combustion of a lithium-ion battery that had been installed on the submarine.

pip.hinman (2019-07-12). Save the Bylong from coal mining. greenleft.org.au About 200 people gathered in Bylong, in Central NSW, on July 6-7 to demand the state Coalition government halt a proposed coalmine from going ahead in the picturesque Bylong Valley. | South Korean company KEPCO is proposing to open up a mine that would have drastic impacts on local agriculture and water and the iconic natural and cultural heritage of the region, including Aboriginal sacred sites. | The mine is still subject to a decision by the NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC). | The weekend-long protest camp was co-sponsored by the Bylong Valley Protection Alliance (BVPA) and Lock the Gate Alliance (LTG…

Kathy Kelly (2019-07-11). Activists Walk "Cease and Desist" Order into Nuclear Weapons Base. dissidentvoice.org Media Advisory/For Immediate Release/July 10, 2019 BàúCHEL, Germany — Eleven international peace activists entered the Bàºchel Air Base southwest of Frankfurt early this morning to deliver what they called a "Treaty Enforcement Order" declaring that the sharing of US nuclear weapons at the base is a "criminal conspiracy to commit war crimes." Upon entering the …

Mazda Majidi (2019-07-11). Irán sale del acuerdo nuclear: ødebería preocuparse el mundo? liberationnews.org Desde principios de julio, el presidente iraní Hassan Rouhani y otros funcionarios han estado anunciando la intención de Irán de ir más allá de las restricciones establecidas por el Plan de Acción Integral Conjunto (JCPOA por sus siglas en inglés).

pip.hinman (2019-07-11). War games promoted as 'cash splash' for war-weary public. greenleft.org.au Queensland's tourism boss Daniel Gschwind has welcomed the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan to Brisbane for the biannual US-Australia war games as a fantastic economic opportunity — a "cash splash for Queensland". | "Friendly visitors, eager to explore, pent-up demand to have a bit of relaxation and see a bit more of Queensland … the old stereotypes don't apply here necessarily anymore", he enthused on July 6. | The old stereotypes? He was likely referring to persistent a…

Mazda Majidi (2019-07-10). Iran breaks out of nuclear accord: Should the world be concerned? liberationnews.org Since early July, President Hassan Rouhani and several other officials have been announcing Iran's intention to start going beyond the restrictions set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Staff (2019-07-09). "This Is Not a Surprise": U.S. Sanctions and Saber Rattling Led to Iran's Renewed Uranium Enrichment. democracynow.org In ongoing fallout from the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed on Monday that Iran has begun enriching uranium above the level agreed to by the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran has threatened to continue to increase their production of enriched uranium if European signatories of the nuclear deal do not help ease the impact of the U.S. sanctions. We speak with Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the new think tank, the Quincy Institute, and author of "Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy."

Staff (2019-07-09). US Violates Nuclear Non-Proliferation Obligations, Undermining Credibility With Iran and N. Korea. therealnews.com Trump administration officials deploy a basic lack of understanding and contradictory policies towards Iran and North Korea, despite dealing with a similar problem: nuclear proliferation. We discuss the issue with Phyllis Bennis and Tim Shorrock…

unitedEditor (2019-07-08). What gift has Iran prepared for Europe on JCPOA? uwidata.com Hasan Rouhani's ultimatum to Europe for rescuing the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA) has expired and the whole world is waiting to see what Iran will do next — continue observing the nuclear deal or create a nuclear bomb. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has made a statement suggesting Iran will go over to the …

Staff (2019-07-08). Headlines for July 8, 2019. democracynow.org Trump & DOJ Reverse Stance, Will Keep Pushing for Citizenship Question in 2020 Census, Trump Admin Threatens It's Ready to Start Deporting Up to 1 Million People, ICE and FBI Have Used Facial Recognition Technology to Mine DMV Databases, Trump: Migrants "Very Happy" with Situation in U.S. Migrant Jails, Iran Breaches Nuclear Deal Limits, Condemns U.K.'s Seizure of Oil Tanker, Sudanese Military Leaders and Opposition Agree to 3-Year Power-Sharing Deal, Greek Snap Elections Hand Victory to Conservative Party, U.S. Women's Team Wins Soccer World Cup, Shining a Spotlight on Gender Pay Disparity, State of Emergency De…

Staff (2019-07-05). An Hour with Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More. democracynow.org In April, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. In this hour-long special, we air an excerpt of Chomsky's speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman.

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Peace Action (2019-06-17). Peace Action Endorses Ayanna Pressley for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 17, 2019 — Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace organization, and its affiliate Massachusetts Peace Action, endorsed Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts' 7th district. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and …

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