Daily Archives: January 30, 2020

2020-01-30: News Headlines

RT (2020-01-30). US sanctions head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization — Treasury. rt.com The Treasury Department has announced sanctions on the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and its head Ali Akbar Salehi as the US continues its pressure campaign on Tehran after ditching the international Iran nuclear deal. | Though the Trump administration has accused Salehi and his organization of striving to produce a nuclear weapon, the AEOI also oversees the civilian nuclear sector in Iran. | The sanctions are the latest in a string of economic penalties applied to Iran since the US unilaterally withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, or Iran nuclear deal) in 2018, after accusi…

RT (2020-01-30). Iran says US decision to sanction nuclear chief is 'childish' and shows 'despair,' won't slow program down. rt.com The US decision to sanction Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi as part of its maximum pressure campaign against Tehran shows Washington's "despair" and won't slow down the country's civilian nuclear program, state media said. | The sanctions are a "sign of America's despair" and "a political game played by Washington," Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) told the Fars news agency. | "These sanctions have no value and are childish measures," he said, adding that they will have "no impact" on the country's civilian nuclear work which "will continue with full force based…

RT (2020-01-30). Pakistan fires back at Modi's 'bite dust in 10 days' remark, says Indian pilot capture proves army is ready to thwart any attack. rt.com Responding to Indian PM Narendra Modi's claim that Pakistan would "bite dust" in case of war with India, Islamabad urged New Delhi not to underestimate its army, invoking an aerial dogfight that led to an Indian pilot's capture. | The war of words between Pakistan and India has escalated, and has recently seen the two nuclear-armed nations trading barbs to highlight the strength of their respective military forces. The latest round in the verbal back-and-forth began on Tuesday, with Modi saying that the Indian Army could take down neighboring Pakistan in a week — 10 days at the most. | Also on rt.com

Karl Grossman (2020-01-30). Approaching Midnight: the Nuclear Threat, Then and Now. counterpunch.org A former U.S. Air Force missile base on Long Island—set up to use nuclear-tipped missiles to shoot out of the sky Soviet bombers feared to be flying over or near Long Island to bomb New York City and other targets—may be designated a high-pollution New York State Superfund site. Dr. James Tomarken, the commissioner of

Padraig McGrath (2020-01-30). JCPOA Nuclear Agreement Collapsing Due to Western Bad Faith. globalresearch.ca In spite of the Russian Foreign Ministry's best efforts, the JCPOA may very well be in the process of collapsing. On January 14th, British, French and German officials decided to trigger the agreement's Dispute Resolution Mechanism in relation to alleged …

sputniknews (2020-01-30). "Secret Code" Hidden in Biblical Texts Heralds 'Iran Atomic', Religious Scholar Claim. sputniknews.com The rabbi's predictions, which reportedly point to the Iranian nuclear program, stem from a particular phrase he allegedly deciphered from sacred Hebrew texts.

sputniknews (2020-01-30). Expectations Run High as Jang Ki-yong and Lee Soo-hyuk Confirmed to Star Together. sputniknews.com Two charismatic actors will join the cast of the upcoming South Korean TV series with the working title 'Born Again'.

Manlio Dinucci (2020-01-30). La politica 100 secondi a Mezzanotte. globalresearch.ca La lancetta dell' ´Orologio dell'apocalisse ª — il segnatempo simbolico che sul Bollettino degli Scienziati atomici statunitensi indica a quanti minuti siamo dalla mezzanotte della guerra nucleare — è stata spostata in avanti a 100 secondi a mezzanotte. | E' il livello più …

RT (2020-01-29). WATCH: Cameras go inside Fukushima nuclear power plant to show cleanup progress since 2011 tsunami damage. rt.com Cameras were invited into the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan to show the progress made since three of its reactors melted down in 2011, due to the effects of a tsunami caused by a magnitude 9 earthquake. | Video from the plant shows much of the damage is still clearly in place, amid the ongoing cleanup effort. | The buildup of contaminated water at the site is still a problem, years after the disaster — and could be a problem for decades to come, according to reports. Giant tanks are used at the site to store the contaminated water. | Reuters reports that melted fuel within the reactors has ye…

WSWS (2020-01-29). In impeachment crisis, Trump continues fascistic appeals, Democrats promote warmonger John Bolton. wsws.org An architect of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Bolton has advocated wars for regime change in Iran, Syria, Libya, Venezuela, Cuba, Yemen and North Korea.

Alan Macleod (2020-01-27). North Korea: Kim Jong-un's Aunt Appears Alive After Six Years of Media Saying He Killed Her. mintpressnews.com There was, as there usually is when it comes to coverage of North Korea, little self-reflection as to how and why the media had reported fake news for six years.

Staff (2020-01-23). "The New Colossus": In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia. democracynow.org President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations — Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela — from entering the United States. Politico reports that the expanded ban could implement immigration restrictions on seven more countries: Belarus, Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania, according to two sources. We speak with acclaimed actor, director and activist Tim Robbins, whose recent work has focused on immigration to the United S…

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

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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JCPOA Nuclear Agreement Collapsing Due to Western Bad Faith
Padraig McGrath | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-30
In spite of the Russian Foreign Ministry's best efforts, the JCPOA may very well be in the process of collapsing. On January 14th, British, French and German officials decided to trigger the agreement's Dispute Resolution Mechanism in relation to alleged …
globalresearch.ca/jcpoa-collapsing-due-western-bad-faith/5702291

Pakistan fires back at Modi's 'bite dust in 10 days' remark, says Indian pilot capture proves army is ready to thwart any attack
rt.com | 2020-01-30
Responding to Indian PM Narendra Modi's claim that Pakistan would "bite dust" in case of war with India, Islamabad urged New Delhi not to underestimate its army, invoking an aerial dogfight that led to an Indian pilot's capture. | The war of words between Pakistan and India has escalated, and has recently seen the two nuclear-armed nations trading barbs to highlight the strength of their respective military forces. The latest round in the verbal back-and-forth began on Tuesday, with Modi saying that the Indian Army could take down neighboring Pakistan in a week

Approaching Midnight: the Nuclear Threat, Then and Now
Karl Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-30
A former U.S. Air Force missile base on Long Island–set up to use nuclear-tipped missiles to shoot out of the sky Soviet bombers feared to be flying over or near Long Island to bomb New York City and other targets–may be designated a high-pollution New York State Superfund site. Dr. James Tomarken, the commissioner of…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/30/approaching-midnight-the-nuclear-threat-then-and-now/

Iran says US decision to sanction nuclear chief is 'childish' and shows 'despair,' won't slow program down
rt.com | 2020-01-30
The US decision to sanction Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi as part of its maximum pressure campaign against Tehran shows Washington's "despair" and won't slow down the country's civilian nuclear program, state media said. | The sanctions are a "sign of America's despair" and "a political game played by Washington," Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) told the Fars news agency. | "These sanctions have no value and are childish measures," he said, adding that they will have "no impact" on the country's civilian nuclear work which "will continue with full force based…
rt.com/news/479619-iran-salehi-us-despair/

"Secret Code" Hidden in Biblical Texts Heralds 'Iran Atomic', Religious Scholar Claim
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-30
The rabbi's predictions, which reportedly point to the Iranian nuclear program, stem from a particular phrase he allegedly deciphered from sacred Hebrew texts.
sputniknews.com/society/202001301078182848-secret-code-hidden-in-biblical-texts-heralds-iran-atomic-religious-scholar-claim/

Expectations Run High as Jang Ki-yong and Lee Soo-hyuk Confirmed to Star Together
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-30
Two charismatic actors will join the cast of the upcoming South Korean TV series with the working title 'Born Again'.
sputniknews.com/asia/202001301078182818-expectations-run-high-as-jang-ki-yong-and-lee-soo-hyuk-confirmed-to-star-together-/

Edging World Closer to Nuclear War, Trump Deploys 'Low Yield'—More 'Usable'—Atomic Warhead on US Submarine
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-30
Anti-nuclear campaigners expressed alarm Thursday as the Federation of American Scientists revealed the U.S. has deployed a nuclear warhead on a submarine that is currently patrolling the Atlantic Ocean. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/18385426573_f7708c823b_o1.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/30/edging-world-closer-nuclear-war-trump-deploys-low-yield-more-usable-atomic-warhead?cd-origin=rss

La politica 100 secondi a Mezzanotte
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-30
La lancetta dell' ´Orologio dell'apocalisse ª

In impeachment crisis, Trump continues fascistic appeals, Democrats promote warmonger John Bolton
wsws.org | 2020-01-29
An architect of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Bolton has advocated wars for regime change in Iran, Syria, Libya, Venezuela, Cuba, Yemen and North Korea.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/01/29/impe-j29.html

WATCH: Cameras go inside Fukushima nuclear power plant to show cleanup progress since 2011 tsunami damage
rt.com | 2020-01-29
Cameras were invited into the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan to show the progress made since three of its reactors melted down in 2011, due to the effects of a tsunami caused by a magnitude 9 earthquake. | Video from the plant shows much of the damage is still clearly in place, amid the ongoing cleanup effort. | The buildup of contaminated water at the site is still a problem, years after the disaster

The U.S. Is Recycling Its Big Lie About Iraq To Target Iran
Nicolas J. S. Davies | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-28
Sixteen years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, most Americans understand that it was an illegal war based on lies about non-existent "weapons of mass destruction." But our government is now threatening to drag us into a war on Iran with a nearly identical "big lie" about a non-existent nuclear weapons program, based on politicized intelligence from the same CIA teams that wove a web of lies to justify the U.S. …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/01/the-u-s-is-recycling-its-big-lie-about-iraq-to-target-iran/

North Korea: Kim Jong-un's Aunt Appears Alive After Six Years of Media Saying He Killed Her
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-27
There was, as there usually is when it comes to coverage of North Korea, little self-reflection as to how and why the media had reported fake news for six years.
mintpressnews.com/north-korea-kim-kyong-hui-appears-alive-after-six-years-media-coverage/264364/

"The New Colossus": In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-23
President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations