Daily Archives: January 22, 2020

2020-01-22: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-22). Chinese authorities lock down Wuhan as killer virus spreads. rt.com Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the 2019 novel coronavirus originated, have closed public transport networks and advised residents not to leave the city. The flu-like virus continues to spread and has killed 17 people there, with more than 500 people infected on the Chinese mainland. Local transportation networks, airports and train stations in Wuhan will be closed from 10am on Thursday morning, state media reported on Wednesday. The government has also asked citizens not to leave the city except in special circumstances. | Cases have also been confirmed in the US, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, a…

Ulson Gunnar (2020-01-22). Washington Desperation Drives Nuclear Proliferation. globalresearch.ca A cornered animal is a dangerous animal. For the elite in Washington, with the terminal decline of their "American Century" and the global empire it built during it, they find themselves in a most unaccommodating corner and thus have become …

RT (2020-01-21). S. Korea to send vessel, 300 troops to Strait of Hormuz after US pressure. rt.com South Korea will send a naval destroyer and 300 troops to the Strait of Hormuz, the Defense Ministry in Seoul said on Tuesday. The move follows pressure from the US amid tensions between Washington and Tehran, AFP said. | Iran has been blamed for a series of attacks on shipping vessels in the strait, a strategic point for the world's oil trade, where the US has deployed a naval mission. Seoul has had diplomatic relations with Tehran since the early 1960s, and until last year Iran was one of the resource-poor South's key oil suppliers. | The Defense Ministry said that Seoul had decided to "temporarily expand" t…

RT (2020-01-21). Washington urges China to join nuclear arms talks with Russia. rt.com The US urged China on Tuesday to join trilateral nuclear arms talks with Moscow. President Donald Trump said last year he had discussed a new accord on limiting nuclear arms with Russian President Vladimir Putin and hoped to extend that to China in what would be a major deal between the globe's top three atomic powers, Reuters said. | China has so far refused to take part. "We think, given the fact that China's nuclear stockpile is estimated to double over the next ten years, now is the time to have that trilateral discussion," said Robert Wood, US disarmament ambassador. He was speaking with reporters on the…

RT (2020-01-21). North Korea won't be bound by old commitments if US continues 'most brutal and inhuman sanctions' — senior diplomat. rt.com A North Korean envoy in Geneva has warned that denuclearization is impossible if the US maintains its "hostile policies," pushing Pyongyang to seek a "new path" from the stalled bilateral talks. | "We found no reason to be unilaterally bound any longer by the commitment that the other party fails to honor," Ju Yong-chol, a counsellor at Pyongyang's mission in Geneva, said at the UN-backed disarmament conference on Tuesday, as quoted by Reuters. | The diplomat blasted the US for making "unilateral demands" and continuing the "most brutal and inhuman sanctions." | If the US persists in such hostile policy toward…

Patrick Cockburn (2020-01-21). The US and Iran's Perpetual Almost-War is Unsustainable. zcomm.org The US maximalist demands on Iran's nuclear facilities, ballistic missiles and regional influence effectively mean that it wants regime change or capitulation…

teleSUR (2020-01-21). US Complains About Iran's Threat to Quit Nuclear Deal. telesurenglish.net "We think that Iran needs to end its malign behavior and sit down with the United States and negotiate an agreement that deals not only with the nuclear issue but also with the other issues that concern us like the ballistic missile proliferation and development and the malign activities around the world."

Peoples Dispatch (2020-01-21). Iran threatens to leave nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. peoplesdispatch.org The announcement comes after the UK, France and Germany proposed the invocation of the dispute settlement mechanism in the UNSC – a move that Iran alleges is based on US diktats…

Peter Koenig (2020-01-21). Iran: The EU-three Trigger Dispute Mechanism in Iran Nuclear Deal. dissidentvoice.org Why, after so many assurances to the contrary, have the three European Iran's Nuclear Deal Partner's — Germany, France, the UK — decided to go after Iran, to follow the US dictate again? The short answer is because they're cowards. They have zero backbone to stand up against the US hegemony, because they are afraid …

teleSUR (2020-01-20). Moscow Hopes Iran Won't Quit Global Nuclear Pact. telesurenglish.net Moscow hopes that Iran will not withdraw from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying Monday. | "We warn the Iranian side against reckless steps in terms of maintaining the obligations of the Islamic Republic under the NPT," RIA Novosti news agency quoted Ryabkov as saying. | RELATED: | "We talk about this openly and consider t…

teleSUR (2020-01-20). Iran Warns of Quitting Global Nuclear Treaty If Case Goes to UN. telesurenglish.net Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Monday that Iran could leave the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if Britain, France, and Germany pursue their "unjustifiable behavior" and send the country's nuclear case to the United Nations Security Council. | RELATED: | "If the Europeans continue their improper behavior or send Iran's file to the Security Council, we will withdraw from the NPT," Iranian news agencies quoted Zarif sa…

teleSUR (2020-01-19). UK, France Reiterate Commitment to Maintain Iran Nuclear Deal. telesurenglish.net British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron reaffirmed Sunday their commitment to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and conceded a long-term framework was needed, Johnson's office said. | RELATED: | "On Iran, the leaders reiterated their commitment to the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) and also acknowledged the need to define a long-term framework to prevent Iran acquiring a nuclear weapo…

Tyler Durden (2020-01-15). Iran's Rouhani Demands US, EU Troops Leave the Middle East or Face "Danger" theantimedia.com (ZH) — A day after European signatories to the Iran nuclear deal took took the drastic step of triggering the agreement's dispute resolution mechanism regulating conformity to the deal by formally notifying the EU Iran is in breach, seen as the harshest measure taken thus far given it means EU sanctions are possible, President Hassan Rouhani has responded with …

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

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Washington Desperation Drives Nuclear Proliferation
Ulson Gunnar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-22
A cornered animal is a dangerous animal. For the elite in Washington, with the terminal decline of their "American Century" and the global empire it built during it, they find themselves in a most unaccommodating corner and thus have become …
globalresearch.ca/washington-desperation-drives-nuclear-proliferation/5701352

Chinese authorities lock down Wuhan as killer virus spreads
rt.com | 2020-01-22
Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the 2019 novel coronavirus originated, have closed public transport networks and advised residents not to leave the city. The flu-like virus continues to spread and has killed 17 people there, with more than 500 people infected on the Chinese mainland. Local transportation networks, airports and train stations in Wuhan will be closed from 10am on Thursday morning, state media reported on Wednesday. The government has also asked citizens not to leave the city except in special circumstances. | Cases have also been confirmed in the US, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, a…
rt.com/newsline/478928-wuhan-closes-city-coronavirus/

The US and Iran's Perpetual Almost-War is Unsustainable
Patrick Cockburn | zcomm.org | 2020-01-21
The US maximalist demands on Iran's nuclear facilities, ballistic missiles and regional influence effectively mean that it wants regime change or capitulation…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-us-and-irans-perpetual-almost-war-is-unsustainable/

Iran: The EU-three Trigger Dispute Mechanism in Iran Nuclear Deal
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-21
Why, after so many assurances to the contrary, have the three European Iran's Nuclear Deal Partner's

US Complains About Iran's Threat to Quit Nuclear Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-21
"We think that Iran needs to end its malign behavior and sit down with the United States and negotiate an agreement that deals not only with the nuclear issue but also with the other issues that concern us like the ballistic missile proliferation and development and the malign activities around the world."
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Complains-About-Irans-Threat-to-Quit-Nuclear-Deal-20200121-0005.html

Iran threatens to leave nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-21
The announcement comes after the UK, France and Germany proposed the invocation of the dispute settlement mechanism in the UNSC – a move that Iran alleges is based on US diktats…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/01/21/iran-threatens-to-leave-nuclear-non-proliferation-treaty/

Washington urges China to join nuclear arms talks with Russia
rt.com | 2020-01-21
The US urged China on Tuesday to join trilateral nuclear arms talks with Moscow. President Donald Trump said last year he had discussed a new accord on limiting nuclear arms with Russian President Vladimir Putin and hoped to extend that to China in what would be a major deal between the globe's top three atomic powers, Reuters said. | China has so far refused to take part. "We think, given the fact that China's nuclear stockpile is estimated to double over the next ten years, now is the time to have that trilateral discussion," said Robert Wood, US disarmament ambassador. He was speaking with reporters on the…
rt.com/newsline/478824-us-china-russia-nuclear/

S. Korea to send vessel, 300 troops to Strait of Hormuz after US pressure
rt.com | 2020-01-21
South Korea will send a naval destroyer and 300 troops to the Strait of Hormuz, the Defense Ministry in Seoul said on Tuesday. The move follows pressure from the US amid tensions between Washington and Tehran, AFP said. | Iran has been blamed for a series of attacks on shipping vessels in the strait, a strategic point for the world's oil trade, where the US has deployed a naval mission. Seoul has had diplomatic relations with Tehran since the early 1960s, and until last year Iran was one of the resource-poor South's key oil suppliers. | The Defense Ministry said that Seoul had decided to "temporarily expand" t…
rt.com/newsline/478774-korea-destroyer-hormuz-us/

Iran Warns of Quitting Global Nuclear Treaty If Case Goes to UN
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-20
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Monday that Iran could leave the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if Britain, France, and Germany pursue their "unjustifiable behavior" and send the country's nuclear case to the United Nations Security Council. | RELATED: | Moscow Hopes Iran Won't Quit Global Nuclear Pact | "If the Europeans continue their improper behavior or send Iran's file to the Security Council, we will withdraw from the NPT," Iranian news agencies quoted Zarif sa…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Warns-of-Quitting-Global-Nuclear-Treaty-If-Case-Goes-to-UN-20200120-0007.html

Moscow Hopes Iran Won't Quit Global Nuclear Pact
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-20
Moscow hopes that Iran will not withdraw from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying Monday. | "We warn the Iranian side against reckless steps in terms of maintaining the obligations of the Islamic Republic under the NPT," RIA Novosti news agency quoted Ryabkov as saying. | RELATED: | Venezuelan FM Makes Official Visit to Iran to Boost Relations | "We talk about this openly and consider t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Moscow-Hopes-Iran-Wont-Quit-Global-Nuclear-Pact-20200120-0005.html

UK, France Reiterate Commitment to Maintain Iran Nuclear Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-19
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron reaffirmed Sunday their commitment to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and conceded a long-term framework was needed, Johnson's office said. | RELATED: | Iran Welcomes "Constructive" Measures to Save Nuclear Deal | "On Iran, the leaders reiterated their commitment to the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) and also acknowledged the need to define a long-term framework to prevent Iran acquiring a nuclear weapo…
telesurenglish.net/news/UK-France-Reiterate-Commitment-to-Maintaining-Iran-Nuclear-Deal–20200119-0007.html

Iran's Rouhani Demands US, EU Troops Leave the Middle East or Face "Danger"
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-15
(ZH)