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Trump Calls for New Iran Nuclear Deal that Renders the Country Defenseless
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-17
Last week, Trump called for a new Iran nuclear deal, claiming: | "(W)e must all work together toward making a deal with Iran that makes the world a safer and more peaceful place (sic)." | That's precisely the JCPOA's aim

Japanese High Court Orders Suspension of Nuclear Reactor in Ehime Prefecture – Reports
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-17
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Hiroshima High Court has ordered the suspension of operations of a reactor at the Ikata nuclear power plant, located in Ehime prefecture, over fears that Shikoku Electric Power Company (SEPC) operator, failed to assess the risks of possible earthquakes and volcanic eruptions in the region, the NHK broadcaster reported.

American Puppets: Khamenei Slams E3 Position on Nuclear Deal, Says They're Serving US Interest
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-17
On 8 January, Iran targeted two American facilities in Iraq, the Ayn al-Asad Air Base and in Erbil in retaliation for the killing of IRGC Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike several days earlier.

Johnson's Statements on JCPOA Future Derail Effort to Save Deal – Russian Deputy FM
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-17
VIENNA (Sputnik) – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's statements on the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) derail efforts to save the Iran nuclear deal, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said.

The TEPCO Trial: Prosecution and Acquittal after Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown
Prof. David T. Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-17
On September 19, 2019, a panel of three professional judges in the Tokyo District Court acquitted three former executives of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). The defendants were former chairman Katsumata Tsunehisa (79), and former vice presidents Takekuro Ichiro …

Washington continues war buildup against Iran
wsws.org | 2020-01-17
Another squadron of F15-E fighter jets has been dispatched to the region, while the threat of a "nuclear option" is on the table.

US students and youth speak out against the threat of war with Iran
wsws.org | 2020-01-17
"We know who war benefits. It benefits the rich, and it's always the poor and the working class who suffer the consequences. My father fought in World War II and the Korean War and it totally destroyed him."

Moustache of Discord: South Koreans Find US Ambassador's Facial Hair Disrespectful
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-17
Apart from his personal appearance Harry Harris has angered South Koreans with his support for Donald Trump's demands to increase payment for US military protection to $5 million, as the country hosts more than 28,000 American servicemen.

France to deploy aircraft carrier to Middle East
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-17
France will deploy its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to the Middle East to back its military operations in the region, President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday.The nuclear aircraft carrier will be deployed to support Chammal operations until April, Macron said at a New Year speech to the French military in the city of Orleans.It will also be used in joint operations with European countries, he said, highlighting the increasing threat of Daesh/ISIS.Following Daesh/ISIS-linked terrorist attacks that killed 130 people in Paris in 2015, the Charles de Gaulle, with an air wing that typically includes 24 Rafale fig…

UK, France and Germany push Iran to the brink
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-16
Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the decision by three major European countries to activate the conflict resolution mechanism for the Iran nuclear deal which could lead to further sanctions on Iran.

US Pressed E3 Group to Force Iran to Follow Nuclear Agreement
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-16
The "E3" group (France, Britain and Germany) urged Iran to return to the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal agreed with world powers, after the Persian nation announced on Sunday, that it would abandon limitations on enriching uranium; same action Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew in 2018. | RELATED: | Why Killing Soleimani has Further Destabilized the Middle East | Iran will no longer meet the limits set forth in the pact on the amount of uranium enrichment centrifuges that it co…

How Europe Betrayed Iran: By Triggering JCPOA Dispute Mechanism, EU Helps Trump Finish Job of Killing the Iran Nuclear Deal
Scott Ritter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-16
Europe could have saved the Iran nuclear agreement. Instead, it abused the rule of law by inappropriately triggering its dispute mechanism, all but ensuring the agreement's demise. | Disingenuous diplomacy | On January 5, 2020, Tehran announced that it would no longer | …

Trump's Broad-Based Sanctions Failed in Iran and Will Fail in North Korea
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-16
In both Iran and North Korea, the Trump administration has pursued an aggressive policy of " maximum pressure"

Trump deal instead of Iran nuclear deal? I agree! US president gives Twitter nod to BoJo
rt.com | 2020-01-15
Boris Johnson's suggestion that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal be replaced with a new one

Iran's Rouhani Demands US, EU Troops Leave the Middle East or Face "Danger"
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-15

Trump Announces Additional 'Punishing' Sanctions on Iran
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-08
Updated 1: 15 PM ET | U.S. President Donald Trump made a statement Wednesday morning at 11: 30 AM EST and announced that Iran "appears to be standing down" following strikes on U.S. air bases in Iraq. He said there were no American or Iraqi casualties resulting from the attacks. | Trump said that while the U.S. was evaluating its options, it would "immediately impose additional punishing sanctions" against Iran until it "changes its behavior." He called Iran the "leading sponsor of terrorism" and repeatedly said that he would not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. Since 2017, the Trump administration has impose…

Israel AGAIN Attacks Syria Over Christmas, Khashoggi Trial Theater & MSM N Korea Xmas Fear-Mongering
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-12-24
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 …

Americans Are Ready for a Different Approach to Nuclear Weapons
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2019-12-22
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…