Daily Archives: January 5, 2020

2020-01-05: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-05). Satan for scrap: Russia to DESTROY two of its most powerful strategic nuclear missiles in 2020. rt.com Russia is set to dismantle two of its Soviet-era intercontinental ballistic missiles — still considered the most powerful in the world — this year. The R-36M2 ICBMs are commonly known under the NATO reporting name SS-18 Satan. | Two missiles, currently stored at a military compound in Russia's Urals, are set to be destroyed by the end of November, Interfax reported citing a contract for their dismantling. The missiles — which have a dry weight of 52 tons — will be dismantled for scrap, since they contain quite a cache of valuable materials. | Each 'Satan' contains at least 1.2kg of gold,…

RT (2020-01-05). Enrichment based on technical needs: Iran rolls back on 2015 nuclear deal. rt.com Tehran has removed the last constraints it agreed to impose on its nuclear program under the 2015 deal but said it is ready to return to fulfilling its obligations under the agreement if the US lifts sanctions. | Iran's nuclear program "no longer faces any operating restrictions," a government statement cited by Iranian media said, adding that parameters of enrichment capacity, enrichment level and the amount of enriched material would from now on be determined only by the program's "technical needs." | Tehran still vowed to continue its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and said t…

RT (2020-01-05). Bibi gets Freudian by calling Israel 'nuclear power' during cabinet meeting. rt.com Benjamin Netanyahu referred to Israel as a 'nuclear power' in an apparent slip of the tongue. The Jewish state is widely considered one, but has maintained ambiguity, neither confirming nor denying possession of a nuclear arsenal. | Reading a prepared statement to his cabinet on Sunday, Netanyahu lauded the importance of a subsea gas pipeline that will connect Israel with Cyprus and Greece. A trilateral agreement on the project was signed during his trip to Athens this week. | "The significance of this project is that we are turning Israel into a nuclear power," he said, before quickly correcting himself to sa…

Prince Kapone (2020-01-05). The Coming Attack on Iran? globalresearch.ca According to Article IV of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (N.P.T.), all signatory member nations possess the "inalienable right" to "develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination."[1] As a signatory nation, the Islamic Republic of …

teleSUR (2020-01-05). Iran Announces It Abandons Nuclear Deal Limits. telesurenglish.net Iran said Sunday it is abandoning the limits contained in the 2015 nuclear deal amid escalating tensions in the region after the killing Friday in Baghdad, Iraq, of top Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani by a U.S. drone strike. | RELATED: | Donald Trump Threatens to Attack Iran's Cultural Sites | State television in Iran cited a statement by President H…

yenisafak (2020-01-05). Netanyahu, in apparent stumble, calls Israel 'nuclear power'. yenisafak.com In an apparent slip of the tongue on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described Israel as a nuclear power before correcting himself with a bashful nod and an embarrassed smile.Israel is widely believed to have an atomic arsenal but has never confirmed or denied that it has nuclear weapons, maintaining a so-called policy of ambiguity on the issue for decades.Netanyahu stumbled at the weekly cabinet meeting while reading in Hebrew prepared remarks on a deal with Greece and Cyprus on a subsea gas pipeline."The significance of this project is that we are turning Israel into a nuclear power," he said, before…

yenisafak (2020-01-05). Top Turkish, UK diplomats discuss Soleimani killing. yenisafak.com According to diplomatic sources, Turkey's Mevlut Cavusoglu and U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab discussed the killing of Qasem Soleimani, who headed Iran's Revolutionary Guards' elite Quds force. | Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Friday.His death marked a dramatic escalation in tensions between the U.S. and Iran, which have often been at a fever pitch since Trump chose in 2018 to unilaterally withdraw Washington from a 2015 nuclear pact world powers struck with Tehran.Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who gave Soleimani the country's highest honor last year, vowed…

Aaron Maté (2020-01-04). Trump's march to war on Iran aided by Democrats' weakness on sanctions, nuclear deal. thegrayzone.com The US assassination of Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian military commander, is the culmination of three years of Trump administration…

news.un (2020-01-01). UN chief 'deeply concerned' following end of DPRK nuclear test moratorium. news.un.org The UN Secretary-General is "deeply concerned" that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has ended a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests, his spokesman said in a statement issued on Wednesday.

Staff (2019-12-26). Headlines for December 26, 2019. democracynow.org Murkowski "Disturbed" by McConnell's "Coordination" with White House for Impeachment Trial, Trump Attacks Windmills with a Series of False Claims, The Intercept: Bloomberg Used Prison Labor to Make 2020 Campaign Calls, Thousands of Syrian Civilians Flee Government Offensive in Idlib, 35 Civilians Killed in Attack in Burkina Faso, China Calls on U.S. to Take "Concrete Steps" Toward Peace with North Korea, At Least 21 Killed as Typhoon Phanfone Slams into the Philippines, U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Recalled After Criticizing Criminalization of Homosexuality, Evo Morales Vows to Return to Bolivia by Next Christmas, H…

Staff (2019-12-24). Headlines for December 24, 2019. democracynow.org House Could Bring Additional Articles of Impeachment Against Trump, Boeing Fires CEO Dennis Muilenburg over 737 MAX Jet Controversy, NYT: Pentagon May Withdraw U.S. Troops from West Africa, Syria: Up to 100,000 Civilians Forced to Flee Intensification of Fighting in Idlib, Asian Leaders Urge U.S. & North Korea to Move Toward Peace, Report: Canadian Police Were Prepared to Use Lethal Force Against Indigenous Land Defenders, Trump Met with Accused War Criminal Eddie Gallagher, Nigerian Man Dies in ICE Custody in Maryland, Colorado Governor Pardons Woman Who Took Sanctuary to Fight Her Deportation, Former Black Pant…

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

Dennis Broe (2019-12-23). Decade of Asian cinema crowns 2019's Top Ten Films. peoplesworld.org This is the end of the decade, and it is worth noting that the two most consistently outstanding directors of the last 10 years are both Asian; China's Jia Zhangke and South Korea's Bong Joon-ho, whose film Parasite is the movie that best describes class struggle in this year of global street challenges to the …

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

Jon Rainwater (2019-11-07). Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation. peaceaction.org Trump has plans to spend nearly $2 TRILLION over the next 30 years on unneeded and unnecessary nuclear weapons and delivery systems. This makes no sense. This is insane. That's nearly $100 million wasted every day for thirty years on weapons we are supposed to be getting rid of. To put that amount in perspective, …

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

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The Coming Attack on Iran?
Prince Kapone | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-05
According to Article IV of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (N.P.T.), all signatory member nations possess the "inalienable right" to "develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination."[1] As a signatory nation, the Islamic Republic of …
globalresearch.ca/coming-attack-iran/5699603

Bibi gets Freudian by calling Israel 'nuclear power' during cabinet meeting
rt.com | 2020-01-05
Benjamin Netanyahu referred to Israel as a 'nuclear power' in an apparent slip of the tongue. The Jewish state is widely considered one, but has maintained ambiguity, neither confirming nor denying possession of a nuclear arsenal. | Reading a prepared statement to his cabinet on Sunday, Netanyahu lauded the importance of a subsea gas pipeline that will connect Israel with Cyprus and Greece. A trilateral agreement on the project was signed during his trip to Athens this week. | "The significance of this project is that we are turning Israel into a nuclear power," he said, before quickly correcting himself to sa…
rt.com/news/477519-netanyahu-israel-nuclear-power/

Satan for scrap: Russia to DESTROY two of its most powerful strategic nuclear missiles in 2020
rt.com | 2020-01-05
Russia is set to dismantle two of its Soviet-era intercontinental ballistic missiles — still considered the most powerful in the world — this year. The R-36M2 ICBMs are commonly known under the NATO reporting name SS-18 Satan. | Two missiles, currently stored at a military compound in Russia's Urals, are set to be destroyed by the end of November, Interfax reported citing a contract for their dismantling. The missiles — which have a dry weight of 52 tons — will be dismantled for scrap, since they contain quite a cache of valuable materials. | Each 'Satan' contains at least 1.2kg of gold,…
rt.com/russia/477512-russi-satan-missile-scrap/

Enrichment based on technical needs: Iran rolls back on 2015 nuclear deal
rt.com | 2020-01-05
Tehran has removed the last constraints it agreed to impose on its nuclear program under the 2015 deal but said it is ready to return to fulfilling its obligations under the agreement if the US lifts sanctions. | Iran's nuclear program "no longer faces any operating restrictions," a government statement cited by Iranian media said, adding that parameters of enrichment capacity, enrichment level and the amount of enriched material would from now on be determined only by the program's "technical needs." | Tehran still vowed to continue its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and said t…
rt.com/news/477529-iran-roll-back-nuclear-deal/

Iran Announces It Abandons Nuclear Deal Limits
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-05
Iran said Sunday it is abandoning the limits contained in the 2015 nuclear deal amid escalating tensions in the region after the killing Friday in Baghdad, Iraq, of top Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani by a U.S. drone strike. | RELATED: | Donald Trump Threatens to Attack Iran's Cultural Sites | State television in Iran cited a statement by President H…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Announces-It-Abandons-Nuclear-Deal-After-US-Killing-20200105-0007.html

Bibi gets Freudian by calling Israel 'nuclear power' during cabinet meeting
rt.com | 2020-01-05
Benjamin Netanyahu referred to Israel as a 'nuclear power' in an apparent slip of the tongue. The Jewish state is widely considered one, but has maintained ambiguity, neither confirming nor denying possession of a nuclear arsenal. | Reading a prepared statement to his cabinet on Sunday, Netanyahu lauded the importance of a subsea gas pipeline that will connect Israel with Cyprus and Greece. A trilateral agreement on the project was signed during his trip to Athens this week. | "The significance of this project is that we are turning Israel into a nuclear power," he said, before quickly correcting himself to sa…
rt.com/news/477519-netanyahu-israel-nuclear-power/

Top Turkish, UK diplomats discuss Soleimani killing
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-05
According to diplomatic sources, Turkey's Mevlut Cavusoglu and U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab discussed the killing of Qasem Soleimani, who headed Iran's Revolutionary Guards' elite Quds force. | Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Friday.His death marked a dramatic escalation in tensions between the U.S. and Iran, which have often been at a fever pitch since Trump chose in 2018 to unilaterally withdraw Washington from a 2015 nuclear pact world powers struck with Tehran.Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who gave Soleimani the country's highest honor last year, vowed…
yenisafak.com/en/news/top-turkish-uk-diplomats-discuss-soleimani-killing-3508901

Netanyahu, in apparent stumble, calls Israel 'nuclear power'
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-05
In an apparent slip of the tongue on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described Israel as a nuclear power before correcting himself with a bashful nod and an embarrassed smile.Israel is widely believed to have an atomic arsenal but has never confirmed or denied that it has nuclear weapons, maintaining a so-called policy of ambiguity on the issue for decades.Netanyahu stumbled at the weekly cabinet meeting while reading in Hebrew prepared remarks on a deal with Greece and Cyprus on a subsea gas pipeline."The significance of this project is that we are turning Israel into a nuclear power," he said, before…
yenisafak.com/en/world/netanyahu-in-apparent-stumble-calls-israel-nuclear-power-3508898

Trump's march to war on Iran aided by Democrats' weakness on sanctions, nuclear deal
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-04
The US assassination of Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian military commander, is the culmination of three years of Trump administration…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/04/trumps-march-to-war-on-iran-aided-by-democrats-weakness-on-sanctions-nuclear-deal/

UN chief 'deeply concerned' following end of DPRK nuclear test moratorium
news.un.org | 2020-01-01
The UN Secretary-General is "deeply concerned" that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has ended a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests, his spokesman said in a statement issued on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1054591

Headlines for December 26, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-26
Murkowski "Disturbed" by McConnell's "Coordination" with White House for Impeachment Trial, Trump Attacks Windmills with a Series of False Claims, The Intercept: Bloomberg Used Prison Labor to Make 2020 Campaign Calls, Thousands of Syrian Civilians Flee Government Offensive in Idlib, 35 Civilians Killed in Attack in Burkina Faso, China Calls on U.S. to Take "Concrete Steps" Toward Peace with North Korea, At Least 21 Killed as Typhoon Phanfone Slams into the Philippines, U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Recalled After Criticizing Criminalization of Homosexuality, Evo Morales Vows to Return to Bolivia by Next Christmas, H…
www.democracynow.org/2019/12/26/headlines

Headlines for December 24, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-24
House Could Bring Additional Articles of Impeachment Against Trump, Boeing Fires CEO Dennis Muilenburg over 737 MAX Jet Controversy, NYT: Pentagon May Withdraw U.S. Troops from West Africa, Syria: Up to 100,000 Civilians Forced to Flee Intensification of Fighting in Idlib, Asian Leaders Urge U.S. & North Korea to Move Toward Peace, Report: Canadian Police Were Prepared to Use Lethal Force Against Indigenous Land Defenders, Trump Met with Accused War Criminal Eddie Gallagher, Nigerian Man Dies in ICE Custody in Maryland, Colorado Governor Pardons Woman Who Took Sanctuary to Fight Her Deportation, Former Black Pant…
www.democracynow.org/2019/12/24/headlines

Headlines for December 24, 2019
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-12-24
House Could Bring Additional Articles of Impeachment Against Trump, Boeing Fires CEO Dennis Muilenburg over 737 MAX Jet Controversy, NYT: Pentagon May Withdraw U.S. Troops from West Africa, Syria: Up to 100,000 Civilians Forced to Flee Intensification of Fighting in Idlib, Asian Leaders Urge U.S. & North Korea to Move Toward Peace, Report: Canadian Police Were Prepared to Use Lethal Force Against Indigenous Land Defenders, Trump Met with Accused War Criminal Eddie Gallagher, Nigerian Man Dies in ICE Custody in Maryland, Colorado Governor Pardons Woman Who Took Sanctuary to Fight Her Deportation, Former Black Pant…
www.democracynow.org/2019/12/24/headlines

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 …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/israel-again-attacks-syria-over-christmas-khashoggi-trial-theater-msm-n-korea-xmas-fear-mongering/

Decade of Asian cinema crowns 2019's Top Ten Films
Dennis Broe | peoplesworld.org | 2019-12-23
This is the end of the decade, and it is worth noting that the two most consistently outstanding directors of the last 10 years are both Asian; China's Jia Zhangke and South Korea's Bong Joon-ho, whose film Parasite is the movie that best describes class struggle in this year of global street challenges to the …
peoplesworld.org/article/decade-of-asian-cinema-crowns-2019s-top-ten-films/

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…
zcomm.org/zblogs/americans-are-ready-for-a-different-approach-to-nuclear-weapons/