2020-12-01: News Headlines

RT (2020-12-01). 'Not useful': Iranian govt speaks out against its parliament backing an end to international inspections of nuclear sites. rt.com The national parliament of Iran on Tuesday approved a bill demanding the suspension of UN inspections of its nuclear facilities, but the country's government has opposed the move as "neither necessary nor useful." | The bill approved by MPs would suspend any further UN inspections, and require the government to "produce and store 120kg per year of uranium enriched to 20 percent" if European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal fail to provide relief from oil and banking sanctions. | This would run counter to Iran's commitments under the deal agreed with world powers, and the parliament's vote prompted the exec…

RT (2020-12-01). Nuclear war between US & Russia more likely as Americans 'share' bombs with European NATO members — Deputy FM Ryabkov. rt.com Russia has called for the US to halt the deployment of nuclear weapons on the territory of NATO's European members, arguing it both violates the terms of existing treaties and makes a devastating conflict more likely to happen. | Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told a meeting sponsored by energy companies Chevron and Transneft on Monday that Moscow "hopes that the United States will stop 'sharing' nuclear weapons with its allies, and stop deploying nuclear weapons in countries that do not possess such weapons… Obviously, this leads to destabilization, in addition, new risks appear," he added, "and thi…

South Front (2020-12-01). Video: Iranian Nuclear Program Gains Steam Following Fakhrizadeh Assassination. globalresearch.ca US President Donald Trump is apparently set to slam the door and go to great lengths to show love to his friends in Tel Aviv before withdrawing from the White House. | On November 27, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a prominent Iranian …

Stephen Lendman (2020-12-01). Initial Iranian Response to Assassination of Its Top Nuclear Scientist. globalresearch.ca Iranian parliamentarians responded swiftly to last Friday's assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh — more from the country's ruling authorities highly likely. | According to Iran's Intelligence Ministry, Fakhrizadeh was martyred by at least one explosion and gunfire from a number …

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Iranian Parliament Ratifies General Outlines for Nuclear Revival Plan After Top Scientist Killed. sputniknews.com TEHRAN (Sputnik) – Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday ratified the general outlines of a national plan to boost nuclear activity in the wake of the recent assassination of Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, media reported.

sputniknews (2020-12-01). China Has Given COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate to Kim Jong-un, US Analysts Claim. sputniknews.com North Korea enhanced control over its border last week to keep the coronavirus pandemic from entering the country. Although the government claims there are no confirmed COVID-19 infections in North Korea, there have been media reports claiming that there are more than 8,000 "suspected" coronavirus cases in the Asian nation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Iran expects IAEA to hold clear position on scientist killing. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Iran has slammed the International Atomic Energy Agency's silence over the recent assassination of a top nuclear scientist, saying the organization should pronounce its clear position on the incident.

Voelker R. (2020-12-01). Essential Medicines Identified for Future Public Health Emergencies. jamanetwork.com As it prepares for the next potential public health emergency, the FDA collaborated with other federal agencies to develop a list of essential medicines, medical countermeasures, and pharmaceutical ingredients considered necessary to protect the public from infectious diseases and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats.

Manlio Dinucci (2020-12-01). La Bomba è pronta: tra breve in Italia. globalresearch.ca Un video, pubblicato il 23 novembre dai Sandia National Laboratories, mostra un caccia Usa F-35A che, volando a velocità supersonica a 3000 metri di quota, lancia una bomba nucleare B61-12 (dotata per il test di testata non-nucleare). | La bomba non …

Project Censored (2020-12-01). #9. Rising Risks of Nuclear Power Due to Climate Change. projectcensored.org Nuclear power plants are unprepared for climate change. Rising sea levels and warmer waters will impact power plants' infrastructure, posing increased risks of nuclear disasters, according to reports from the…

Elijah J. Magnier (2020-12-01). How Will Iran Answer the Assassination of Fakhri Zadeh? globalresearch.ca US President Donald Trump and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided that Iran was their worst enemy and that its nuclear and missile programs should be disrupted or destroyed by all means. Perhaps Trump considers Iran to be one of …

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Saving JCPOA necessary for resolving Iran's nuclear issue. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson said that safeguarding JCPOA must be the basic precondition for any political solution to Iran's nuclear issue.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Iran's nuclear, defense knowledge cannot be assassinated. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabeie underlined that the nuclear and defense knowledge of Iran cannot be assassinated.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Saudis call for restraint after Iranian scientist terror. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Saudi Arabia's permanent representative to the United Nations reacted to the Friday assassination of Iran's prominent nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, calling on Tehran to practice restraint.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Envoy says UN must give decisive response on Fakhrizadeh case. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — Iran's Permanent Representative to UN Office in Geneva called on the High Commissioner for Human Rights to take decisive action against the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist.

sputniknews (2020-12-01). Fakhrizadeh's Murder Will Not Prevent Iran From 'Going Nuclear', EU's Borrell Says. sputniknews.com BRUSSELS, (Sputnik) – The recent assassination of Iranian physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is a criminal act and will not stop Tehran from "going nuclear," EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said on Tuesday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-12-01). Assassination of Fakhrizadeh criminal act: Borrell. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 01 (MNA) — EU Foreign Policy Chief said that the recent assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was a criminal act.

Medea Benjamin (2020-11-30). Trump risks war again: Will the world condemn the murder of Iran's top nuclear scientist?>. salon.com Israel wouldn't have killed Mohsen Fakhrizadeh without Trump's say-so. Now Biden and the UN must lower tensions…

Staff (2020-11-30). A Trap? Why Assassination of Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist Could Tie Biden's Hands in Future Talks. democracynow.org Iran's top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated Friday while driving on a highway outside Tehran. Iran accuses Israel of orchestrating the killing, which is the latest in a string of assassinations targeting scientists involved with Iran's nuclear program. Between 2010 and 2012, four Iranian nuclear scientists were assassinated, and analysts say Fakhrizadeh's death was designed to make it harder for President-elect Joe Biden to rejoin the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran when he takes office. Iran has long maintained its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. "Israel has always denied…

Brian Berletic (2020-11-30). Assassination of Iranian Scientist Brings US-Israel Closer to War with Iran. globalresearch.ca Reports on the death of senior Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh signals another dangerous turn in Washington's systematic attempts to undermine and overthrow the current government of Iran. | The Western media is framing the assassination as a unilateral operation carried …

Stephen Lendman (2020-11-30). Israel Behind Assassination of Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist? globalresearch.ca Israel's Mossad operates like a global Mafia hit squad. | On the phony pretext of protecting national security, it has a long history of assassinating Palestinians and others it wants eliminated. | Former IDF chief of staff General Dan Haluts once said …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Bahrain condemns assassination of Martyr Fakhrizadeh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — The Bahraini Foreign Ministry condemned the assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientist in a statement on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Burial ceremony of nuclear scientist martyr "Dr. Fakhrizadeh" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — The burial ceremony of Iran's prominent nuclear and defense scientist martyr 'Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh' was held in Imamzadeh Saleh (PBUH) in Tehran on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Beijing calls assassination of Fakhrizadeh violent crime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman condemned the assassination of Iranian nuclear and defence scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, calling it a violent crime.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Senior Iraqi cleric condoles Iran Leader on scientist terror. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — A top Iraqi Shia cleric, Seyyed Sadrodin Ghapanchi, has offered condolences to the Leader of Islamic Revolution on the martyrdom of a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist.

Scott Ritter (2020-11-30). Israel's Gift to Joe Biden, 52 Days Before He Even Takes Office: War with Iran. globalresearch.ca The assassination of Tehran's top nuclear scientist is a ploy by Israel to compel the likely US president-elect to reject diplomacy and choose military action to deal with Iran's nuclear ambition. Which option will he choose? | Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was the …

NIAC Action (2020-11-30). The Assassination of Iranian Nuclear Scientist. Setting the Stage for War? globalresearch.ca Ryan Costello, Policy Director of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement on reports of the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who led Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program until it was shelved in …

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Envoy urges intl. community to condemn Fakhrizadeh terror. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Iran's Permanent Representative to International Organizations urged the international community to condemn the assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientist.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Russia strongly condemns terrorist attack on Fakhrizadeh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement on Monday condemned the assassination of Iranian prominent nuclear and defense scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

commondreams (2020-11-30). Ohio Nuclear Power Plant Legislation Assailed by Safe Energy and Environmental Groups. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-30). Iraqi elites condemn assassinating Iran's nuke scientist. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 30 (MNA) — A group of Iraqi elites in a statement on Monday strongly condemned the assassination of Iran's prominent nuclear and defense scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

RT (2020-11-29). Who's Killing Iranian Nuclear Scientists? dissidentvoice.org Israel denies being behind the assassination of top Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, and the US is keeping quiet. But the fact remains, Iranian scientists have been continuously and mysteriously murdered for at least a decade now. Who do you think is doing it?

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-29). Malaysia condemns terrorist attack on 'Mohsen Fakhrizadeh'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) — Chairman of Islamic Institutions of Malaysia entitled "Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organization (MAPIM)" in a statement on Sun. condemned assassination of Iranian prominent nuclear scientist 'Mohsen Fakhrizadeh'.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-29). Intelligence Min. find clues on perpetrators of terror attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) — Iranian Intelligence Ministry found clues on perpetrators behind assassination of top Iranian nuclear scientist 'Mohsen Fakhrizadeh'.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-29). MPs call for reviving Iran's nuclear industry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) — In a statement, MPs called for the revival of Iran's nuclear industry by halting the voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol to NPT and preventing inspections of the IAEO of Iranian nuclear sites.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-29). No past meeting between martyr Fakhrizadeh, IAEA officials. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) — Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said that Iran's martyred nuclear scientist 'Mohsen Fakhrizadeh' did not have any meeting with the officials of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-29). Initiating a war with Iran insanity: Former US official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) — Former US Deputy National Security Advisor said bombing Iran's nuclear facilities will start a war in the Middle East.

RT (2020-11-28). Syria condemns 'Zionist terrorist attack on science' as Israel says it has 'no clue' who was behind Iranian scientist's murder. rt.com Syria has condemned the assassination of top Iranian nuclear physicist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, calling it a chilling "terrorist attack on science", as Israel denies involvement. | Syria's Foreign Minister Faysal Mikdad While Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was a senior Iranian nuclear physicist with alleged…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-28). Assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh condemned across the globe. peoplesdispatch.org Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was attacked by unknown assailants near Tehran on Friday. Both Iranian authorities and observers around the world accused Israel of being behind the murder…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-28). Parl. to mandate gov. to reduce IAEA inspections to zero. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 28 (MNA) — An Iranian lawmaker announced that Parliament seeks to mandate the government to reduce the level of IAEA spy inspections of nuclear and military installations to zero.

WSWS (2020-11-28). Top scientist assassinated as Israel and US stage war provocations against Iran. wsws.org The brutal assassination of Iran's most prominent nuclear physicist Friday is part of an escalating campaign to provoke a catastrophic new war in the Middle East.