2020-01-06: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-06). 'Big loss' if Iran's nuclear deal scrapped & regarding Iraq, US threats are 'not helpful' — German FM. rt.com The nuclear deal signed between major world powers and Iran after years of tough talks could be on the brink of collapse after Tehran announced it will throw out all constraints on uranium enrichment, the German FM warned. | The first week of the year saw more bad news coming in, with Iran saying it will cease sticking to limitations on enrichment, levels of enrichment and the stock of uranium written down in the 2015 nuclear deal. | The announcement apparently unnerved Germany, one of the three European countries that have been trying to save the deal after Donald Trump's abrupt decision to pull the US out o…

RT (2020-01-06). Iran's rollback on 2015 deal commitments poses no risk of nuclear arms proliferation — Moscow. rt.com Blaming Tehran for its decision not to adhere to the 2015 nuclear deal won't work, as it's a direct consequence of the US's withdrawal from the pact and increased sanctions pressure on Iran, the Foreign Ministry said. | The rollback on uranium enrichment constraints detailed in the landmark international agreement "in itself poses no threat in terms of proliferation of nuclear weapons," the ministry said in a statement. | The fact that Iran is acting in "close cooperation and unde…

Staff (2020-01-06). Soleimani's Death Could Galvanize Shia Coalitions Against One "Foreign Aggressor" — The U.S. democracynow.org Fallout continues to mount following the U.S. assassination of Iran's top military commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad last week. Iranian media reports that over a million mourners took to the streets of Tehran today for the funeral of Soleimani, who headed Iran's elite Quds Force. On Sunday, Iran announced it would suspend its commitments under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, which the U.S. pulled out of in 2018. Trump has also threatened to target 52 locations in Iran, including cultural sites, if Iran retaliates against the U.S. The targeting of cultural sites is widely viewed as an international war crime.

Mideast Discourse (2020-01-06). UK Nuclear Sub 'In Position to Strike Iran' Amid Tensions over Soleimani's Killing. globalresearch.ca Earlier on Sunday, about 50 members of the UK's Special Air Service (SAS) were sent to Iraq to help with the potential evacuation of Britons following Friday's US drone strike which killed Qasem Soleimani, head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps …

WSWS (2020-01-06). Antiwar posts go viral on social media after US murder of Iranian general. wsws.org On Twitter and other social media platforms, youth from every region of the globe expressed their opposition to war and the possibility of nuclear annihilation.

yenisafak (2020-01-06). Russia sees no nuclear proliferation threat after Iran's enrichment decision. yenisafak.com Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that it saw no threat of nuclear weapons proliferation after Iran's decision to abandon limitations on enriching uranium.The ministry said that Russia remained fully committed to the Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.Iran announced on Sunday that it would lift limitations on uranium enrichment, taking a further step back from commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal with six major powers, but said it would continue to cooperate with the U.N. nuclear watchdog.

yenisafak (2020-01-06). IAEA to report any relevant developments after Iran deal announcement. yenisafak.com The U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Monday it will inform its member states as appropriate on any developments in Iran after Tehran's latest announcement on walking away reversibly from its deal with major powers in response to U.S. sanctions."IAEA inspectors continue to carry out verification and monitoring activities in the country," the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement."The IAEA will keep its member states informed of any developments in this regard in a timely manner as appropriate," it added.

Ann Wright (2020-01-05). An American General Probably Thinks- "Thanks Trump, for Putting a Target on My Back!". commondreams.org Former US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter delivers a speech during his visit to Incirlik Airbase in Adana, southern Turkey on December 15, 2015. The U.S. stores upwards of 50 B-61 nuclear gravity bombs at Incirlik. (Photo by Ozge Elif Kizil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/incirlik-airbase-955px.jpg

teleSUR (2020-01-05). Iran Announces It Abandons Nuclear Deal Limits. telesurenglish.net Iran said Sunday it is abandoning the limits contained in the 2015 nuclear deal amid escalating tensions in the region after the killing Friday in Baghdad, Iraq, of top Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani by a U.S. drone strike. | RELATED: | Donald Trump Threatens to Attack Iran's Cultural Sites | State television in Iran cited a statement by President H…

Aaron Maté (2020-01-04). Trump's march to war on Iran aided by Democrats' weakness on sanctions, nuclear deal. thegrayzone.com The US assassination of Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian military commander, is the culmination of three years of Trump administration…

news.un (2020-01-01). UN chief 'deeply concerned' following end of DPRK nuclear test moratorium. news.un.org The UN Secretary-General is "deeply concerned" that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has ended a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests, his spokesman said in a statement issued on Wednesday.

Ryan Cristián (2019-12-24). Israel AGAIN Attacks Syria Over Christmas, Khashoggi Trial Theater & MSM N Korea Xmas Fear-Mongering. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (12/24/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Lawrence Wittner (2019-12-22). Americans Are Ready for a Different Approach to Nuclear Weapons. zcomm.org Although today's public protests against nuclear weapons can't compare to the major antinuclear upheavals of past decades, there are clear indications that most Americans reject the Trump administration's nuclear weapons policies. Since entering office in 2017, the Trump administration has withdrawn the United States from the nuclear agreement with Iran, scrapped the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Read more…

Jon Rainwater (2019-11-07). Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation. peaceaction.org Trump has plans to spend nearly $2 TRILLION over the next 30 years on unneeded and unnecessary nuclear weapons and delivery systems. This makes no sense. This is insane. That's nearly $100 million wasted every day for thirty years on weapons we are supposed to be getting rid of. To put that amount in perspective, …

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 …