2020-06-22: News Headlines

Gareth Porter (2020-06-22). Israel leverages dubious 'Nuclear Archives' to secure new IAEA demands on Iran. thegrayzone.com The International Atomic Energy Agency has once again lent itself to the political interests of the United States and Israel,…

RT (2020-06-22). Seoul says military option on the table over Pyongyang's plans to drop leaflets prompted by its people's 'unquenchable anger'. rt.com South Korea has warned it's ready for an armed response against the North's plans to drop leaflets if it violates the two states' military agreement. Equipment is reportedly being set up to spread the leaflets "deep inside South." | South Korean defense authorities said on Monday they are closely watching Pyongyang's leafleting methods and are leaving a military response option on the table. Kim Jun-rak, the spokesperson of the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff, stressed that Seoul was prepared to take military action if any aerial vehicle is flown over the Demilitarized Zone, which would violate the 2018 inter-Ko…

yenisafak (2020-06-22). South Korea battling 2nd wave of coronavirus: Official. yenisafak.com Health authorities in South Korea on Monday urged for an amplified guard against coronavirus, saying that it was battling a "second wave" of the novel infection.The country has seen a rise in new virus cases for some time now. However, the latest number of cases i.e. 17, is the lowest since May 26.It has reported a total of 12,438 cases thus far, including 280 deaths, and 10,881 recoveries after successfully suppressing the first wave, which began this February."We originally predicted that the second wave to emerge in fall or winter," Yonhap News Agency quoted Jeong Eun-kyeong, chief of Korea Centers for Disease…

sputniknews (2020-06-22). Netizens Enraged as Full Page Tennessee Newspaper Ad Declares 'Islam' Will 'Detonate Nuclear Device'. sputniknews.com The published ad was paid for by a religious group referring to itself as "Ministry of Future for America", who defined their mission "to proclaim the final warning message" of the Christian Bible.

RT (2020-06-21). Tennessee newspaper apologizes after ad promising nuclear bomb from Islam in July based on 'Bible prophecies'. rt.com The Tennessean has found themselves in hot water on social media and apologizing following a paid advertisement in their newspaper promising Islam will drop a nuclear bomb on the city of Nashville on July 18. | "Dear citizens of Nashville," the full-page ad read. "We are under conviction to not tell you but provide evidence that on July 18, 2020, Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville, Tennessee." | Included above the text is an image of President Donald Trump and Pope Francis with burning US flags behind them. In small print above the image is the label "paid advertisement." | The text is s…

RT (2020-06-21). China blame game: White House adviser says Beijing 'created' coronavirus, 'open question' whether it was deliberate. rt.com Unfazed by the lack of evidence, White House trade advisor Peter Navarro went on accusing China of creating Covid-19, possibly even purposefully, as he was grilled about the US readiness for the pandemic. | Asked by CNN's Jake Tapper what the president and his team are doing to prepare for a potential second wave of the coronavirus, Navarro quickly launched into a diatribe about China. | "China created this pandemic," he said. "They hid the virus. They created that virus. And they sent over hundreds of thousands of Chinese citizens here to spread that around and around the world," he said. "Whether they did th…

yenisafak (2020-06-21). 13-year-old girl killed amid gunfire at Kashmir border. yenisafak.com A 13-year-old girl was allegedly killed in Pakistani-administered Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday in an exchange of gunfire along the border with the Indian-administered side of the region, according to the Pakistani military.Amid heightened tensions between the South Asian nuclear rivals, the Pakistani Army accused Indian border forces of targeting civilians on the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir valley, claiming that the girl's mother and a 12-year-old boy were also injured due to "indiscriminate" fire."Indian Army Troops initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation in Hajipir and Bedori Sectors along LOC [Line…

_____ (2020-06-21). Nuclear Rivals Clash in the Himalayas. strategic-culture.org Eric MARGOLIS | Last week, the world's most populous nations, India and China, both nuclear armed, clashed in the high Himalayan region of Ladakh. | At least 20 Indian troops died and 12 were reportedly taken prisoner before a cease-fire went into effect. So far, there were no reports of Chinese casualties. | Ladakh is one of the world's most remote, obscure and inhospitable places, a plateau averaging 4,200 meters altitude (about 14,000 feet) with frigid temperatures, scant oxygen, little rainfall, and howling winds. This bleak moonscape has long been called 'Little Tibet' because of its semi-nomadic ethnic Tibe…

Manlio Dinucci (2020-06-20). From 1945 Until Today — 20 to 30 Million People Killed by the USA. globalresearch.ca The study documents the wars and coups d'État executed by the US in 30 Asian, African, European and Latin-American countries. It reveals that US military forces are directly responsible for between 10 and 15 million deaths, caused by the major wars — those against Korea and Vietnam and the two wars against Iraq.

Conn Hallinan (2020-06-19). Tipping the Nuclear Dominos. counterpunch.org If the Trump administration follows through on its threat to re-start nuclear tests, it will complete the unraveling of more than 50 years of arms control agreements, taking the world back to the days when school children practiced "duck and cover," and people built backyard bomb shelters.

Marko Marjanoviƒá (2020-06-19). Trump Says Should Have Fired Bolton for Botching NK Talks, but Bolton Had Already Sabotaged Talks Under Bush. anti-empire.com Trump now He also blames Bolton for setting him back on the North Korea process so much so the consequences are still felt to this day: | twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1273620779645665280 | twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1273620783131250690 | Trump says he should have fired…

Global Research News (2020-06-19). Selected Articles: Dark Clouds of Military Tension Over the Korean Peninsula. globalresearch.ca Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | Click to | * * * | |

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2020-06-19). Dark Clouds of Military Tension Over the Korean Peninsula, North Korea Waited, Disappointed and Now Angry. globalresearch.ca In 2012, a young man educated in the West took over the power in Pyongyang; he has decided to transform North Korea into an ordinary country where people can live decent life. | His name is Kim Jong-un. He has …

_____ (2020-06-19). New Alliance Against China: D-10 Countries Threatened By China Unite Against It. popularresistance.org In late May, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom floated the idea of creating a new international platform—D10, or Democracy 10 alliance. The D10 is to comprise the Group of Seven (G7) states and three others; it will be discussed formally at the G7 meeting in June. The proposed members of the alliance are the G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S.), along with Australia, India and South Korea. The purpose of this alliance is not entirely for mutual benefit. The agenda, Boris Johnson suggests, is to attack China. | Many of the states in the D10 have been hi…

sputniknews (2020-06-19). Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif Urges E3 to 'State Publicly What They Admit Privately'. sputniknews.com The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a treaty covering Iran's nuclear program, included seven countries and was signed in 2015, envisaging Tehran curbing its nuclear research programs in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. However, the decision by the Trump administration to leave the agreement in 2018 put the plan at risk.

Conn Hallinan (2020-06-18). Trump threatens to re-start nuclear weapons tests, undoing 50 years of agreements. peoplesworld.org If the Trump administration follows through on its threat to restart nuclear tests, it will complete the unraveling of more than 50 years of arms control agreements, taking the world back to the days when school children practiced "duck and cover" and people built backyard bomb shelters. It will certainly be the death knell for the Comprehensive …