Daily Archives: June 25, 2020

2020-06-25: News Headlines

sputniknews (2020-06-25). Bolton's Book Has 'Misleading and Manipulative Presentations' of Erdogan-Trump Talks, Ankara Says. sputniknews.com In his memoir published on 23 June, John Bolton claimed that US President Donald Trump was manipulated and easily influenced by the leaders of China, Russia, Turkey, and North Korea.

Daniel Warner (2020-06-24). Mobilize, Organize, Legislate, and… counterpunch.org Millions marched across the United States in protest and celebration of Juneteenth on June 19. There have been localized million people marches, specifically in 1982 in New York for a nuclear freeze; in Washington D.C. in 1995 the Million Man March to "convey to the world a vastly different picture of the Black male;" the

Abdul Rahman (2020-06-24). Two years of US sanctions against Iran. peoplesdispatch.org The US withdrew the last set of exemptions provided to some foreign companies to work on Iranian nuclear sites in May, which also marked the second anniversary of Donald Trump administration's renewed aggression against Iran.

sputniknews (2020-06-24). First COVID-19 Case Registered at Chernobyl Nuclear Plant. sputniknews.com In mid-March, Ukraine introduced a nationwide quarantine for a month and subsequently extended it several times. The Ukrainian government decided to relax coronavirus-related restrictions starting 11 May.

Staff (2020-06-23). Headlines for June 23, 2020. democracynow.org COVID-19 on the Rise in 29 States; Immigrant and Communities of Color Carry Brunt of Devastation, Coronavirus Continues to Devastate Latin America; South Korea in Midst of Second Wave, Trump Issues Ban on H-1B Visas and Green Cards Through 2020, KY Slashes Primary Polling Sites as Key Races Pit Progressives and Establishment Dems in KY, NY, VA, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan Shutting Down CHOP, Says Police Will Return, Bridgeport Council Agrees to Shift Police Funding After Mass Protests, NYPD Says Officers Who Plowed SUVs into Protesters Were Not at Fault, Funeral for Rayshard Brooks Held in Atlanta, NAACP Lawsuit:…

Stephen Lendman (2020-06-23). Is the JCPOA Nuclear Deal Doomed? globalresearch.ca Trump regime hardliners want the landmark JCPOA nuclear deal eliminated to facilitate escalation of sanctions war on Iran — risking things turning hot. | Decades of US hostility toward the country are all about wanting it transformed into a vassal state …

RT (2020-06-23). 'Unrealistic': Russia says it won't pressure China to join nuclear talks on Washington's behalf. rt.com US expectations that China will join nuclear arms control talks are unrealistic, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said, noting the only way forward is bilateral dialogue between Moscow and Washington. | Ryabkov pointed out that he made that clear to US special envoy for arms control Marshall Billingslea as the two met in Vienna on Monday for negotiations on prolonging the New START Treaty, which expires in February. | "We quite thoroughly explained to them why counting on China joining [the negotiations] is unrealistic," Ryabkov said, noting that Moscow will not pressure Beijing the way Washingt…

Gareth Porter (2020-06-23). Israel Leverages Dubious 'Nuclear Archives' to Re-enlist IAEA in Campaign Against Iran. globalresearch.ca The International Atomic Energy Agency has once again lent itself to the political interests of the United States and Israel, provoking a needless conflict with Iran | *** | The approval by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of a June …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-23). Dangerous and Uncertain: Coronavirus and the Nuclear Industry. globalresearch.ca Accountability has always been a problem in the nuclear industry, despite praises to the contrary. Constantly keeping its muddled head above water with government handouts to remain competitive; ostensibly keeping a hand in the energy sector despite a sketchy record, …

yenisafak (2020-06-23). Turkish students commemorate anniversary of Korean war. yenisafak.com Yunus Emre Institute in Seoul has prepared a memorial video with Turkish students living in South Korea on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War.In a written statement, the Yunus Emre Institute said the video also included Sude Kaya Surenoglu, the granddaughter of Korean War veteran Rafet Surenoglu and currently a student at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.Speaking in Korean, Turkish students in the video said: "Today is the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, which displayed South Korea's struggle to become a strong democratic country. As Turkey, exactly 70 years ago from today, we proudly…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-23). US shares draft resolution with UNSC to extend arms embargo on Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 23 (MNA) — With the ban on arms transactions with Iran set to expire in October under terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, the US has shared its prepared anti-Iranian draft resolution with members of the UN Security Council, sources say.

RT (2020-06-22). Seoul says military option on the table over Pyongyang's plans to drop leaflets prompted by its people's 'unquenchable anger'. rt.com South Korea has warned it's ready for an armed response against the North's plans to drop leaflets if it violates the two states' military agreement. Equipment is reportedly being set up to spread the leaflets "deep inside South." | South Korean defense authorities said on Monday they are closely watching Pyongyang's leafleting methods and are leaving a military response option on the table. Kim Jun-rak, the spokesperson of the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff, stressed that Seoul was prepared to take military action if any aerial vehicle is flown over the Demilitarized Zone, which would violate the 2018 inter-Ko…

RT (2020-06-22). Fool me twice? Bolton says Iran had yellowcake uranium, echoing bogus claims that led to Iraq war. rt.com Former US National Security Advisor John Bolton has claimed Israeli agents found "yellowcake uranium" in Iran in 2018, channeling the discredited intelligence used by the George W. Bush administration to justify invading Iraq. | Israel's Mossad retrieved "human-processed uranium" that was "perhaps yellowcake (uranium oxide in solid form)" during a "daring raid on Iran's nuclear archives" in 2018, the mustachioed warmonger declared in his controversial Trump administration memoir, 'The Room Where It Happened'. The discovery, Bolton alleged, was substantiated when the International Atomic Energy Agency subsequen…

Gareth Porter (2020-06-22). Israel leverages dubious 'Nuclear Archives' to secure new IAEA demands on Iran. thegrayzone.com The International Atomic Energy Agency has once again lent itself to the political interests of the United States and Israel,…