Daily Archives: September 23, 2020

2020-09-23: News Headlines

pip.hinman (2020-09-23). Inner West council takes a stand against uranium. greenleft.org.au

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-09-23). Washington Is Left Isolated as It Passes Renewed Sanctions Against Iran. globalresearch.ca After the US State Department claimed that Tehran did not meet the terms of the "nuclear deal," Washington renewed its anti-Iranian sanctions on Monday. The UN and the EU found the claims made by Washington to be unconvincing and refused …

Peter Koenig (2020-09-23). Iran — US Sanctions — Unilateralism — Turning the Clock Back to Before the Nuclear Deal. globalresearch.ca Background | Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has slammed US sanctions against his country, saying they are a flagrant violation of the UN charter. | In an address to the UN General Assembly, Rouhani said the Iranian nation successfully withstood the US maximum …

_____ (2020-09-23). US Bully In Last Chance Saloon. popularresistance.org US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this week the reimposition of international sanctions against Iran. Trouble is nobody is listening to Washington's remonstrations any longer. Not only has the emperor no clothes, he's lost bullying power too. | The Trump administration asserts it has the legal right to invoke "snapback" UN sanctions on Iran over Washington's baseless allegations that Tehran is in breach of the 2015 international nuclear accord. This is in spite of the fact that the American side forfeited its legal rights when it unilaterally quit the nuclear deal in May 2018.

yenisafak (2020-09-23). Two Pakistan Army troops killed in Kashmir border clash. yenisafak.com Two Pakistani army soldiers were killed in a clash along the Kashmir border with India, the military said on Wednesday.The clash, the latest in a string of border skirmishes, took place along the Line of Control (LoC) — a de facto border that splits the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir between the two arch rivals."During intense exchange of fire, Sepoy Noor ul Hassan, 29, and Sepoy Waseem Ali, 25 embraced shahadat (martyrdom)," according to a statement."There have been 2,333 cease-fire violations by Indian troops in 2020, " the statement further said.Long-fraught relations between the two South Asian nuclear…

yenisafak (2020-09-23). Saudi king calls for comprehensive solution on Iran. yenisafak.com He said Iran has exploited a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers "to intensify its expansionist activities, creates its terrorist networks, and use terrorism," adding that this had produced nothing but "chaos, extremism, and sectarianism.""A comprehensive solution and a firm international position are required," he told the 193-member General Assembly in a video statement, pre-recorded due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-22). The US' Nuclear START Ultimatum to Russia Risks. New Nuclear Arms Race? Provoking the Unthinkable? globalresearch.ca The previously unthinkable scenario of the US and Russia returning to nuclear brinkmanship with one another is once again on the cards after America's START ultimatum to the Eurasian Great Power. | *** | What Could Be Worse Than The Cuban Missile …

Andrew Korybko (2020-09-22). The US' Nuclear START Ultimatum to Russia. New Nuclear Arms Race? Provoking the Unthinkable? globalresearch.ca The previously unthinkable scenario of the US and Russia returning to nuclear brinkmanship with one another is once again on the cards after America's START ultimatum to the Eurasian Great Power. | *** | What Could Be Worse Than The Cuban Missile …

Tom Engelhardt (2020-09-22). Fire and Fury Like the World Has Never Seen (2020 Version). counterpunch.org It was August 2017 and Donald Trump had not yet warmed up to Kim Jong-un, North Korea's portly dictator. In fact, in typical Trumpian fashion, he was pissed at the Korean leader and, no less typically, he lashed out verbally, threatening that country with a literal hell on Earth. As he put it, "They will

news.un (2020-09-22). Republic of Korea stresses support for developing nations during COVID-19. news.un.org The President of the Republic of Korea has signaled his country's support to developing nations during the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes ensuring they have equitable access to any vaccines against the deadly new coronavirus.

WSWS (2020-09-22). US escalates military intervention in Syria. wsws.org The bolstering of the US force with another 100 troops, armored vehicles, and air power heightens the threat of confrontation between the world's two biggest nuclear powers.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-22). Erdogan calls for diplomacy to resolve Iran's nuclear program. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 22 (MNA) —Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for diplomacy to resolve Iran's nuclear program entitled "JCPOA", adding that structure of the United Nations must be reformed and corrected.

yenisafak (2020-09-22). Turkey calls on Korean firms to boost investment. yenisafak.com Speaking at the Turkey-Korea Business and Investment Meeting Forum organized by Turkey's Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) and Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ruhsar Pekcan said: "We expect concrete steps from Korea to ensure that the two countries can develop their bilateral trade ties with a win-win principle, in a balanced and sustainable manner."The bilateral trade volume between Turkey and Korea was around $6.7 billion in 2019, Pekcan said, also pointing out the trade gap to the disadvantage of Turkey."The foreign trade deficit with Korea against Turkey despite a free trade agreement (FTA) is n…

yenisafak (2020-09-22). Russia says US sanctions on Iran will not affect Moscow-Tehran cooperation. yenisafak.com Russia said on Tuesday new U.S. sanctions against Iran would have no political or practical consequences for Moscow's cooperation with Tehran, the Interfax news agency reported, citing Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.The United States on Monday slapped new sanctions on Iran's defence ministry and others involved in its nuclear and weapons programme to support the U.S. assertion that all U.N. sanctions against Tehran are now restored, a stance which key European allies as well as Russia and China reject.Ryabkov also said that Russia had not given the United States any new deadlines in negotiations over the…

RT (2020-09-21). Apocalyptic scene in nuclear Russian city as birds fall from sky & lie scattered around streets (VIDEO). rt.com Social media is awash with conspiracy theories after photos and videos posted online showed a Russian street littered with birds' corpses. The incident happened in Balakovo, a city best known for its large nuclear power plant. | According to a post from the page 'Typical Balakovo', on the Russian social networking site VK, residents of the city, in the Saratov Region, around 1,000km south of Moscow, witnessed a road strewn with dozens of dead birds. | In the comments below the video, locals were quick to suggest a number of reasons why such a large number of birds had fallen to the ground. While some pointe…

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. …

news.un (2020-09-21). DPRK nuclear activities still 'cause for serious concern', says UN atomic energy chief. news.un.org Nuclear activities in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) "remain a cause for serious concern", the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in Vienna on Monday.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-21). US sanctions have 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.

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.

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). 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.