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2020-01-10: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-10). EU foreign ministers hold emergency meeting on Iran crisis, nuclear deal. rt.com Foreign ministers for the EU states are holding an emergency meeting on Friday to seek ways to guide the United States and Iran away from confrontation, Reuters reported. | President Donald Trump had earlier urged European allies to "break away" from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. However, the EU says it "will spare no effort" in attempts to keep alive the deal, aimed at preventing Iran from developing atomic weapons. | The president of the European Council, Charles Michel, on Thursday defended the crumbling Iran nuclear deal, but warned Tehran against "irreversible acts" that would sink the accord. He also…

RT (2020-01-10). Panic mode? Iran could have 'access' to nuclear weapon in 1-2 years, French FM warns. rt.com French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has claimed that if Iran continues to roll back the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA), it may get a nuclear bomb in a very short period of time. | If the Islamic Republic continues "with unraveling" the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on its nuclear program, Tehran could obtain a nuclear weapon in the nearest future, Le Drian told RTL radio on Friday. | Within a fairly short period of time, between one and two years, they could have access to a nuclear weapon, which is not an option. | EU foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss ways of…

RT (2020-01-10). EU meeting to focus on bringing Iran back into nuclear deal — Slovakia. rt.com European Union foreign ministers at a meeting in Brussels will focus on finding ways on how to bring Tehran back into the nuclear deal, after its decision to scrap the deal's enrichment limits, Slovakia's foreign minister said on Friday. | "The steps they announced are reversible and verification by the [nuclear watchdog] IAEA is ongoing, but we are not happy with the step five that was announced," Miroslav Lajcakbut told reporters on arrival at the meeting. | "We hope that we can help Iran return to the game," the minister added.

RT (2020-01-10). Seoul conveys Trump's birthday message for N. Korea's Kim Jong-un — officials. rt.com US President Donald Trump has congratulated North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on his birthday, South Korea's top presidential security adviser said on Friday, after returning from his trip to Washington, DC. | Chung Eui-yong, head of the national security office, had a brief meeting with Trump at the White House during the three-day visit. | Trump had some congratulatory words for Kim on the occasion of his January 8 birthday, and asked President Moon Jae-in to deliver the message, Yonhap reported. "As far as I know, the message was conveyed to North Korea yesterday in an appropriate manner," Chung told reporter…

RT (2020-01-10). Japan 'didn't convince' Moscow that US Aegis Ashore missiles would be deployed only for defense — Russian deputy FM. rt.com Tokyo has failed to convince Moscow that it intends to deploy US Aegis Ashore missile systems on its territory solely for defensive purposes, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Friday. He made the statement after talks with his Japanese counterpart Takeo Mori. The diplomats held their meeting as part of the 11th round of the Russia-Japan strategic dialogue in Tokyo. | "We don't believe that the deployment of these systems will serve solely the task of Japan's defense against hypothetical strikes from North Korea," TASS quoted the Russian diplomat as saying. "In these systems we see certain…

sputniknews (2020-01-10). South Koreans Rally Near US Embassy in Seoul to Protest Sending Troops to Persian Gulf – Photos. sputniknews.com SEOUL (Sputnik) – The demonstration was preceded by a press conference where the organisers described the US airstrikes in Iraq as "an obvious violation of international law and Iraq's sovereignty" and urged the government to not send troops to the Hormuz Strait.

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-01-10). The Current U.S. Approach to Nuclear Weapons Can Only Lead to Armageddon. counterpunch.org The decade ends with two major threats to humanity: global warming leading to a climate catastrophe and the threat of a nuclear war extinguishing our civilization. The U.S. has pulled out of the Paris Agreement and is wrecker-in-chief of the weak climate change agreement that all the countries had signed to limit the emission of More

sputniknews (2020-01-10). Trump's Foolish Decision to Assassinate Soleimani Brings 'Nuclear Freedom' for Iran – Professor. sputniknews.com On Sunday, Iran announced it would scrap its remaining obligations under the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The decision comes amid growing tensions between the United States and Iran in the wake of a top Iranian commander's assassination by US forces.

teleSUR (2020-01-10). US Announces New Sanctions on Iran, Refuses to Pull Out Troops. telesurenglish.net The United States government Friday announced new economic sanctions against Iran's officials and companies in response to the attack with ballistic missiles at two bases with U.S. troops. | RELATED: | Iran Denies 'Illogical Rumors' About Ukrainian Plane Crash | "These sanctions will continue until the regime stops the financing of global terrorism and commits to never having nuclear weapons," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. | The new punishments will affect eight senior Per…

Joseph Essertier (2020-01-10). Cutting Off Lifelines of North Koreans is a Siege, Not "Sanctions" zcomm.org The sanctions against North Korea are firmly in place, not because everyone loves Washington and wants to cooperate with them, but because U.S.-based multinational corporations control about half of all the world's wealth…

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-01-09). The current U.S. approach to nuclear weapons can only lead to armageddon—arms control provides the only path to peace. mronline.org The decade ends with two major threats to humanity: global warming leading to a climate catastrophe and the threat of a nuclear war extinguishing our civilization. | Source

Staff (2020-01-08). Trump Announces Additional 'Punishing' Sanctions on Iran. therealnews.com Updated 1: 15 PM ET | U.S. President Donald Trump made a statement Wednesday morning at 11: 30 AM EST and announced that Iran "appears to be standing down" following strikes on U.S. air bases in Iraq. He said there were no American or Iraqi casualties resulting from the attacks. | Trump said that while the U.S. was evaluating its options, it would "immediately impose additional punishing sanctions" against Iran until it "changes its behavior." He called Iran the "leading sponsor of terrorism" and repeatedly said that he would not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. Since 2017, the Trump administration has impose…

Staff (2020-01-06). Soleimani's Death Could Galvanize Shia Coalitions Against One "Foreign Aggressor" — The U.S. democracynow.org Fallout continues to mount following the U.S. assassination of Iran's top military commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad last week. Iranian media reports that over a million mourners took to the streets of Tehran today for the funeral of Soleimani, who headed Iran's elite Quds Force. On Sunday, Iran announced it would suspend its commitments under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, which the U.S. pulled out of in 2018. Trump has also threatened to target 52 locations in Iran, including cultural sites, if Iran retaliates against the U.S. The targeting of cultural sites is widely viewed as an international war crime.

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…

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 …

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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South Koreans Rally Near US Embassy in Seoul to Protest Sending Troops to Persian Gulf – Photos
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-10
SEOUL (Sputnik) – The demonstration was preceded by a press conference where the organisers described the US airstrikes in Iraq as "an obvious violation of international law and Iraq's sovereignty" and urged the government to not send troops to the Hormuz Strait.
sputniknews.com/asia/202001101077999675-south-koreans-rally-near-us-embassy-in-seoul-to-protest-sending-troops-to-persian-gulf/

Panic mode? Iran could have 'access' to nuclear weapon in 1-2 years, French FM warns
rt.com | 2020-01-10
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has claimed that if Iran continues to roll back the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA), it may get a nuclear bomb in a very short period of time. | If the Islamic Republic continues "with unraveling" the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on its nuclear program, Tehran could obtain a nuclear weapon in the nearest future, Le Drian told RTL radio on Friday. | Within a fairly short period of time, between one and two years, they could have access to a nuclear weapon, which is not an option. | EU foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss ways of…
rt.com/news/477887-iran-access-to-nukes/

EU meeting to focus on bringing Iran back into nuclear deal — Slovakia
rt.com | 2020-01-10
European Union foreign ministers at a meeting in Brussels will focus on finding ways on how to bring Tehran back into the nuclear deal, after its decision to scrap the deal's enrichment limits, Slovakia's foreign minister said on Friday. | "The steps they announced are reversible and verification by the [nuclear watchdog] IAEA is ongoing, but we are not happy with the step five that was announced," Miroslav Lajcakbut told reporters on arrival at the meeting. | "We hope that we can help Iran return to the game," the minister added.
rt.com/newsline/477939-eu-iran-ministers-nuclear/

Trump's Foolish Decision to Assassinate Soleimani Brings 'Nuclear Freedom' for Iran – Professor
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-10
On Sunday, Iran announced it would scrap its remaining obligations under the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The decision comes amid growing tensions between the United States and Iran in the wake of a top Iranian commander's assassination by US forces.
sputniknews.com/analysis/202001101077997819-trumps-foolish-decision-to-assassinate-soleimani-brings-nuclear-freedom-for-iran—professor/

The Current U.S. Approach to Nuclear Weapons Can Only Lead to Armageddon
Prabir Purkayastha | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
The decade ends with two major threats to humanity: global warming leading to a climate catastrophe and the threat of a nuclear war extinguishing our civilization. The U.S. has pulled out of the Paris Agreement and is wrecker-in-chief of the weak climate change agreement that all the countries had signed to limit the emission of…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/10/the-current-u-s-approach-to-nuclear-weapons-can-only-lead-to-armageddon/

EU foreign ministers hold emergency meeting on Iran crisis, nuclear deal
rt.com | 2020-01-10
Foreign ministers for the EU states are holding an emergency meeting on Friday to seek ways to guide the United States and Iran away from confrontation, Reuters reported. | President Donald Trump had earlier urged European allies to "break away" from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. However, the EU says it "will spare no effort" in attempts to keep alive the deal, aimed at preventing Iran from developing atomic weapons. | The president of the European Council, Charles Michel, on Thursday defended the crumbling Iran nuclear deal, but warned Tehran against "irreversible acts" that would sink the accord. He also…
rt.com/newsline/477896-eu-meeting-iran-nuclear/

The Current U.S. Approach to Nuclear Weapons Can Only Lead to Armageddon
Prabir Purkayastha | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
The decade ends with two major threats to humanity: global warming leading to a climate catastrophe and the threat of a nuclear war extinguishing our civilization. The U.S. has pulled out of the Paris Agreement and is wrecker-in-chief of the weak climate change agreement that all the countries had signed to limit the emission of…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/10/the-current-u-s-approach-to-nuclear-weapons-can-only-lead-to-armageddon/

Seoul conveys Trump's birthday message for N. Korea's Kim Jong-un — officials
rt.com | 2020-01-10
US President Donald Trump has congratulated North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on his birthday, South Korea's top presidential security adviser said on Friday, after returning from his trip to Washington, DC. | Chung Eui-yong, head of the national security office, had a brief meeting with Trump at the White House during the three-day visit. | Trump had some congratulatory words for Kim on the occasion of his January 8 birthday, and asked President Moon Jae-in to deliver the message, Yonhap reported. "As far as I know, the message was conveyed to North Korea yesterday in an appropriate manner," Chung told reporter…
rt.com/newsline/477909-korea-trump-message-kim/

Japan 'didn't convince' Moscow that US Aegis Ashore missiles would be deployed only for defense — Russian deputy FM
rt.com | 2020-01-10
Tokyo has failed to convince Moscow that it intends to deploy US Aegis Ashore missile systems on its territory solely for defensive purposes, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Friday. He made the statement after talks with his Japanese counterpart Takeo Mori. The diplomats held their meeting as part of the 11th round of the Russia-Japan strategic dialogue in Tokyo. | "We don't believe that the deployment of these systems will serve solely the task of Japan's defense against hypothetical strikes from North Korea," TASS quoted the Russian diplomat as saying. "In these systems we see certain…
rt.com/newsline/477949-japan-us-aegis-russia/

US Announces New Sanctions on Iran, Refuses to Pull Out Troops
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-10
The United States government Friday announced new economic sanctions against Iran's officials and companies in response to the attack with ballistic missiles at two bases with U.S. troops. | RELATED: | Iran Denies 'Illogical Rumors' About Ukrainian Plane Crash | "These sanctions will continue until the regime stops the financing of global terrorism and commits to never having nuclear weapons," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. | The new punishments will affect eight senior Per…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Announces-New-Sanctions-on-Iran-Refuses-to-Pull-Out-Troops-20200110-0003.html

Cutting Off Lifelines of North Koreans is a Siege, Not "Sanctions"
Joseph Essertier | zcomm.org | 2020-01-10
The sanctions against North Korea are firmly in place, not because everyone loves Washington and wants to cooperate with them, but because U.S.-based multinational corporations control about half of all the world's wealth…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/cutting-off-lifelines-of-north-koreans-is-a-siege-not-sanctions/

The current U.S. approach to nuclear weapons can only lead to armageddon–arms control provides the only path to peace
Prabir Purkayastha | mronline.org | 2020-01-09
The decade ends with two major threats to humanity: global warming leading to a climate catastrophe and the threat of a nuclear war extinguishing our civilization. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/01/08/the-current-u-s-approach-to-nuclear-weapons-can-only-lead-to-armageddon-arms-control-provides-the-only-path-to-peace/

Trump Announces Additional 'Punishing' Sanctions on Iran
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-08
Updated 1: 15 PM ET | U.S. President Donald Trump made a statement Wednesday morning at 11: 30 AM EST and announced that Iran "appears to be standing down" following strikes on U.S. air bases in Iraq. He said there were no American or Iraqi casualties resulting from the attacks. | Trump said that while the U.S. was evaluating its options, it would "immediately impose additional punishing sanctions" against Iran until it "changes its behavior." He called Iran the "leading sponsor of terrorism" and repeatedly said that he would not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. Since 2017, the Trump administration has impose…
therealnews.com/columns/iran-attacks-us-bases-in-iraq-in-retaliation-for-soleimani-assassination

Soleimani's Death Could Galvanize Shia Coalitions Against One "Foreign Aggressor" — The U.S
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-06
Fallout continues to mount following the U.S. assassination of Iran's top military commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad last week. Iranian media reports that over a million mourners took to the streets of Tehran today for the funeral of Soleimani, who headed Iran's elite Quds Force. On Sunday, Iran announced it would suspend its commitments under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, which the U.S. pulled out of in 2018. Trump has also threatened to target 52 locations in Iran, including cultural sites, if Iran retaliates against the U.S. The targeting of cultural sites is widely viewed as an international war crime.
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/6/narges_bajoghli_qassem_soleimani_assassination_iran

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/

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/

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/