2020-10-13: News Headlines

Michael T. Klare (2020-10-13). Talking Tough and Carrying a Radioactive Stick. The Nuclearization of American Diplomacy. globalresearch.ca On August 21st, six nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortress bombers, representing approximately

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Prof. Juan Cole (2020-10-12). With Crushing Sanctions on 18 Iranian Banks, Is Trump Trying to Leave a War Behind for Biden? globalresearch.ca As the dying Trump administration, literally on a sickbed, contemplates losing power, its hawks are lashing out at Iran in an attempt to ensure that the 2015 international nuclear deal is dead and buried, and that the US and Iran …

Michael T. Klare (2020-10-12). The Nuclearization of American Diplomacy. counterpunch.org On August 21st, six nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortress bombers, representing approximately one-seventh of the war-ready U.S. B-52H bomber fleet, flew from their home base in North Dakota to Fairford Air Base in England for several weeks of intensive operations over Europe. Although the actual weapons load of those giant bombers was kept secret, each of them is capable of carrying eight AGM-86B nuclear-armed, air-launched cruise missiles (ALCMs) in its bomb bay.

Manlio Dinucci (2020-10-12). Em Ghedi, Prepara-se a Nova Base para os F-35 Nucleares. globalresearch.ca No aeroporto militar de Ghedi (Brescia), està£o a inciar-se os trabalhos de construàßà£o da base operacional mais importante para os caàßas F-35A da Foràßa Aérea Italiana, armados com bombas nucleares. A empresa Matarrese spa, de Bari, que se adjudicou ao …

RT (2020-10-11). First reactor of Belarus' controversial Astravets nuclear power plant achieves criticality, Baltic states are outraged by project. rt.com The first of two Russian-built reactors at the new Belarusian nuclear power plant, at Astravets, is almost ready to go. Located near the border with Lithuania and Latvia, the Baltic states have fiercely opposed the project. | Along with Estonia, the pair have pledged to stop electricity trade with Minsk when the plant is finally operational. The Astravets nuclear power plant (known in Belarus as BelAes) is a joint project with Russia's state atomic energy corporation, Rosatom. On Sunday, the first chain reaction was launched at one of the VVER-1200 type reactors and sustained at the minimum controlled power le…

RT (2020-10-11). BBC mistakes Taiwan's National Day celebrations for North Korean military parade (VIDEO). rt.com BBC World News was left red-faced after it accidentally broadcast footage of National Day celebrations in Taiwan while claiming they were actually a military display marking the 75th anniversary of North Korea's ruling party. | The mistake was made by the network on Saturday, when it aired footage captioned 'Live Pyongyang'. However, the video was from Taipei, with multiple Taiwanese flags fluttering in the air and distinctive landmarks visible. | Aside from the military themes of both the North Korean and Taiwanese displays, they looked nothing alike. The Pyongyang parade featured scores of assorted milita…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-11). Iran's envoy reacts to IAEA chief's comments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — Iran's Permanent Envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that considerable centrifugal and quality of nuclear materials have no place in the documents of IAEA.

RT (2020-10-10). Pyongyang shows off BRAND NEW intercontinental ballistic missile during military parade, according to experts. rt.com The North Korean military has showcased a new mobile intercontinental ballistic missile during Saturday's military parade, one which experts say is larger than any previously demonstrated weapon of its type. | Four ICBMs of the new variety were carried by 11-axle erector-launcher vehicles, and they may be the new weapon system whose existence was hinted at by the North Korean government in December last year. | | Screenshot from a KCNA broadcast | The projectiles appeared to be a larger version of the Hwasong-15, the ICBM which had its first test in November 2017. That test sparked security fears, as experts…

RT (2020-10-10). Kim Jong-un says socialism saved North Korea from Covid-19, with not a single person infected. rt.com Kim Jong-un has credited the country's socialist system with supposedly protecting North Koreans from the Covid-19 pandemic, saying not a single case of the devastating global disease has been registered in his country. | The bold, if unverifiable, claim was made by Kim in a televised speech following a military parade dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party. Recorded footage broadcast by North Korean state media showed neither officials nor the troops wearing face masks during the event, in contrast with some previous public gatherings. | Kim, who at times appeared to be…

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-10). VIDEO: North Korea unveils massive new ballistic missile. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) — North Korea unveiled what analysts believe to be one of the world's largest ballistic missiles at a military parade celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Workers' Party broadcast on state-run television on Saturday.