2020-07-07: News Headlines

Andrew Korybko (2020-07-07). Britain Is Following Its Big Brother By Imposing So-Called Humanitarian Sanctions. thealtworld.com The UK's imposition of so-called "humanitarian sanctions" against 49 individuals from Myanmar, North Korea, Russia, and Saudi Arabia that it claims are supposedly involved in "human rights abuses" is nothing more than London following its "big brother's" lead from "across the pond" in…

en.mehrnews (2020-07-07). AEOI rejects rumors on blast in Shahid Rezaei nuclear site. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 07 (MNA) — In a statement on Tuesday, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) dismissed the rumors of an explosion in Shahid Rezaei nuclear site in the Iranian province of Yazd.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-07). Iran's nuclear activities unstoppable: Rabiei. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 07 (MNA) — Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei reacted to the recent incident in Natanz nuclear facility, highlighting that nothing can stop Iran's nuclear program.

_____ (2020-07-06). Washington Threatens Military Action Against Iran After UN Meeting. popularresistance.org "The international community in general – and the UN Security Council in particular – are facing an important decision: do we maintain respect for the rule of law, or do we return to the law of the jungle by surrendering to the whims of an outlaw bully?" Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said of Washington's recent moves. Several delegates at the Security Council meeting criticized US President Donald Trump for pulling out of the Obama-era nuclear accord, challenging its ability to legally trigger the deal's sanctions "snapback". Russia's UN ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, called the US campaign "a maxim…

sputniknews (2020-07-06). North Korea Says Does Not Intend to Hold Talks With US – State Media. sputniknews.com North Korea earlier rejected the possibility of restarting negotiations with the United States and accused Washington of embracing a "hostile policy" toward Pyongyang and disregarding agreements made at past summits.

RT (2020-07-05). Not every incident in Iran 'necessarily has something to do with us,' Israeli defense chief says after fire at Natanz nuclear site. rt.com Israel's defense minister has rebuffed speculation that Tel Aviv was behind the recent incident at an Iranian nuclear site. He reiterated, however, that Tehran's nuclear program is a threat to his country. | Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that he was "not sure" whether Iranians always follow safety protocols on their strategic sites. | Everyone can be suspicious of us all the time. But not every incident that happens in Iran necessarily has something to do with us. | Gantz reiterated, however, that "a nuclear Iran" is a threat to Israel. "We will do everything possible to prevent Iran from spreading terror…

_____ (2020-07-05). The Democrats' Disastrous, Militarist Climate Plan. popularresistance.org Don't believe for a minute that the Democrats climate plan even means what it says. Its solutions include disastrous scams like "biofuels" and nuclear energy. It proposes no fundamental change in lifestyle, no reduction in personal consumption, and no halt or reduction in eating meat (but renewable energy production on land used for livestock, so that the same land can mitigate the unacknowledged damage it is doing). It offers no proposed federal budget with any major moving of the money to where it's needed, and no plan to extract any resources from billionaires and corporate giants. | This plan has been critici…

sputniknews (2020-07-05). 'More Power to Them, They Could Try The Same on N Korea': Bolton on 'Sabotage' in Iran Explosions. sputniknews.com After an explosion at the Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant, unconfirmed reports have begun to circulate claiming that Iranian officials regard the incident as "sabotage" and have warned that there will be retaliation against any country that conducts such attacks.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-05). AEOI to build a shed with more advanced equipment in Natanz. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) — Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) will construct a large shed with more advanced and sophisticated equipment in Natanz Nuclear Facility.

Anand Naidoo (2020-07-04). The Heat: Iran arms embargo. america.cgtn.com The United States threatens Iran with military force to stop the Islamic Republic from acquiring nuclear weapons.

en.mehrnews (2020-07-04). Head of Interpol in Iran holds talk with S Korean envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) — Director General of Interpol in Iran met and held talks with South Korean Ambassador to Tehran, conferring on boosting bilateral ties.

Lau Kin Chi (2020-07-03). Tokyo olympics and Fukushima 'revival'. mronline.org At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics a young man born on the day of Hiroshima nuclear bombing was selected to be the last torch bearer on the relay, to signify that Japan had stood up from nuclear ruin. In an attempt to replicate the 1964 Olympic theme, the Abe government has constructed the idea of a …

WSWS (2020-07-03). COVID-19 danger persists in South Korea. wsws.org The inability of Seoul to fully address the pandemic is a result of keeping workers on the job and businesses open.

_____ (2020-07-03). World Rebukes US Over Iran. popularresistance.org Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday sought to reassert America's waning influence on the world stage, challenging the U.N. Security Council to extend a U.N. arms embargo that is due to expire in October. Instead, America's top diplomat received a scolding from friends and foes alike in the 15-nation council, which roundly criticized Washington for withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal two years ago without a clear plan to limit Tehran's nuclear activities. | On a day when the European Union pointedly excluded the United States from a "safe list" of countries permitted to travel to the 27-member bloc, the c…

yenisafak (2020-07-03). Top Iran security body says cause of incident at Natanz nuclear site identified. yenisafak.com Iran's top security body said on Friday the cause of an incident and fire at the Natanz nuclear site had been determined and will be announced later, semi-official news agency Tasnim reported."Investigations by the relevant agencies have accurately determined the cause of the incident… at the Natanz nuclear complex," spokesman Keyvan Khosravi said, according to Tasnim. "Due to security considerations, the cause and manner of the incident will be announced at a convenient time."Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation initially reported an "incident" had occurred early on Thursday at Natanz. It later published a photo…