Daily Archives: September 21, 2020

2020-09-21: News Headlines

MEE staff (2020-09-21). Iran will not renegotiate nuclear deal if Biden wins US presidency, Zarif says. middleeasteye.net Iran will not renegotiate nuclear deal if Biden wins US presidency, Zarif says | Iranian foreign minister said returning to the terms of the accord should happen 'without conditions' | Mon, 09/21/2020 – 18: 06 | Iran's foreign minister said the outcome of the US election was irrelevant to returning to the 2015 nuclear deal (AFP/File photo) | Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that Teh…

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-21). The Dangers of Nuclear War: Trump Regime Sabotaging New START Extension Talks with Russia? globalresearch.ca Throughout his tenure, Trump showed he's a deal-breaker, not maker — notably by unilaterally abandoning the landmark INF Treaty and JCPOA nuclear deal. | Extending New START is jeopardized. Expiring on February 5, 2021 if not renewed, the decade-ago agreement is …

Thomas Newdick (2020-09-21). Did the US Draw up a Plan to Drop 80 Nuclear Weapons on North Korea? globalresearch.ca Current nuclear war plans are among any nuclear-armed military's most closely guarded secrets. Details of one such attack plan recently became available, however, revealing that the United States envisaged using 80 nuclear weapons in case of war with North Korea. …

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-21). US sanctions has no effect on AEOI's peaceful activities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) — The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said that US new sanctions cannot stop Iran's nuclear activities.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-21). Pompeo announces US sanctions on Iran's Ministry of Defense. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) — After failing to extend Iran's Arms Embargo, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced new sanctions on the Iranian Defense Ministry and other Iranian officials involved in the country's nuclear and missile programs.

RT (2020-09-20). US envoy says Russia must agree to arms control deal with no NATO scaleback, or else it's 'happy to modernize nukes without START'. rt.com The US has made Russia an offer it hopes she won't refuse: accept a new arms control deal including no limits on NATO weapons in Europe, or deal with a modernized American nuclear arsenal on its doorstep. | Following the US' unilateral withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty last year, the 2011 New START treaty remains the only arms control deal in force between Moscow and Washington. However, it's due to expire in February, and negotiations to replace it remain deadlocked. | Now the US says it wants to extend New START by less than five years, and only by a memorandum of intent, rat…

sputniknews (2020-09-20). France, Germany, Romania Plan Observation Flight Over Russia. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A joint mission of France, Germany, and Romania will carry out an observation flight over Russia this week under the Treaty on Open Skies, the head of Russia's National Nuclear Risk Reduction Centre, Sergei Ryzhkov, said.

sputniknews (2020-09-20). Iran Could Have Nuclear Weapons by End of Year Through Cooperation With North Korea, Reports Claim. sputniknews.com On Saturday, the US Department of State announced it was bringing back all previously scrapped UN sanctions against Tehran, including the arms embargo and restrictions concerning the nuclear energy sector.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-19). 'The Eleventh Step' goes to South Korean festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — Iranian animation 'The Eleventh Step', directed by Maryam Kashkulinia, has been accepted into the 16th edition of Indie-AniFest in South Korea.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-19). IAEA asked for no more access into Iran nuclear activity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 19 (MNA) — Iran's nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, says the International Atomic Energy Agency has asked for no further probes except for the two cases agreed between Theran and the Agency last month.

Staff (2020-09-19). 2020 Election Could Decide Whether US Pursues Nuclear Escalation or Arms Control. truthout.org In these final weeks of the 2020 presidential campaign, U.S. voters' attention is being consumed by a maelstrom of crises — a merciless pandemic, a battered economy, a society ruptured by racist police violence and deadly structural inequalities, climate chaos and a fragile democracy. | Who has time to worry about nuclear war? | But just as warnings of a climate crisis and pandemics have been borne out, experts have long sounded the alarm about nuclear weapons, whether their use is…

yenisafak (2020-09-19). Taiwan travellers take sightseeing 'flight to nowhere'. yenisafak.com A Taiwanese airline carried around 120 passengers on a "flight to nowhere" on Saturday to view the South Korean resort island of Jeju, before flying straight back home, the latest gimmick to give people a glimpse of normality during the COVID-19 pandemic.Tough border restrictions to keep the coronavirus under control have led to a 97.5% plunge in international travel in the region, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.Many frequent flyers miss getting on planes and airlines including Taiwan's EVA Airways Corp and Japan's ANA Holdings Inc, desperate for revenue and to keep their pilots' licences c…

John Laforge (2020-09-18). Germany: US Nuclear Weapons Shamed in Nationwide Debate. counterpunch.org We need a broad public debate … about the sense and nonsense of nuclear deterrence. —Rolf Mutzenich, German Social Democratic Party Leader Public criticism of the US nuclear weapons deployed in Germany bloomed into a vigorous nationwide debate this past spring and summer focused on the controversial scheme known diplomatically as "nuclear sharing" or "nuclear

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-18). Israel regime's nuclear weapons threat to world's security. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 18 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador to the Vienna-based international organizations Kazem Gharibabadi said that the Zionist regime's acquisition of nuclear weapons is a serious threat to the security and stability of the region and the world.