Daily Archives: October 21, 2020

2020-10-21: News Headlines

Alan Robock (2020-10-21). An Open Letter to Biden: 5 Easy Steps to Reduce the Threat of Nuclear War. counterpunch.org Here is a letter I intend to mail in November. But I want you know about it now, to bring up an issue that is crucial to consider before you vote, and which has not received enough attention. Dear President-Elect Biden, I'm so happy that you were elected because in January you can start to

Aaron Maté (2020-10-20). Chomsky: from nuclear weapons to Iran, Trump's worst threats are dangerously ignored. thegrayzone.com Noam Chomsky warns that the Trump administration poses a unique threat to humanity, and its most reckless policies are receiving far too little attention. Noam Chomsky discusses the White House's threats to the New START treaty, the last remaining accord limiting the US and Russia's nuclear weapons arsenals; its latest round of crippling sanctions and threats against Iran; the bipartisan US refusal to accept a Middle East Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone, which would terminate Israel's nuclear weapons program; and the silencing of …

Carol Polsgrove (2020-10-20). Nuclear War Makes a Comeback. counterpunch.org On websites where policy makers, scholars, and military leaders gather, concern about the possibility of nuclear war has been rising sharply in recent months as China, the United States, and Russia develop new weapons and new ways of using old ones. On War on the Rocks, an online platform for national security articles and podcasts,

RT (2020-10-20). What's 'verifiable'? Extension of US-Russia nuclear New START treaty hinges on word. rt.com The sole remaining US-Russia nuclear arms control deal may get a last-moment extension after all, but everything now depends on what the US State Department means when it says warhead caps need to be "verifiable." | New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) is scheduled to expire in February 2021. While Russia has offered a "clean" renewal of the existing treaty, without preconditions, the Trump administration has first sought to expand it to include China, then demanded a limit on total nuclear warheads as a condition for agreeing to an extension. | The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that Russia i…

_____ (2020-10-20). Instability, Poverty and Nuclear Weapons. strategic-culture.org The President of the United States has the power to fire off thousands of nuclear weapons and destroy the world. As succinctly This is the Trump who contracted the Covid 19 virus and on October 2 was tak…

Stephen Lendman (2020-10-19). Iran Free to Buy and Sell Arms. globalresearch.ca Security Council Res. 2231 (adopted July 14, 2015 — effective January 16, 2016) affirmed the landmark JCPOA nuclear deal with Iran unanimously. | It also retained an arms embargo on Iran for five years, a provision its ruling authorities accepted and …

Yonat Shimron (2020-10-19). Catholic Priest Is Sentenced to Time Served after 2018 Break-in at Nuclear Naval Base. globalresearch.ca Since his arrest nearly three years ago on trespassing charges after invading a nuclear submarine base with six others as part of a symbolic nuclear disarmament action, the Rev. Stephen M. Kelly has been held in a Brunswick, Georgia, county …

sputniknews (2020-10-19). US Iran-Related Sanctions on Chinese Entities 'Wrong Approach', Russian Envoy to UN Says. sputniknews.com UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – The United States' approach to impose sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong individuals and entities in relation to Iran's nuclear program is wrong and Russia will continue to do business with the Islamic Republic, Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyanskiy said in a statement.

sputniknews (2020-10-19). US Service Member Stationed in South Korea Accused of Sexual Assault, Probe Underway. sputniknews.com A South Korean woman has accused a 21-year-old US service member stationed at Gunsan's Kunsan Air Base of sexual assault, local police revealed on Monday.

yenisafak (2020-10-19). Iran plots course after end of 13-year arms embargo. yenisafak.com A 13-year UN-mandated arms embargo on Iran officially expired Sunday, effectively paving the way for the sanctions-battered country to import and export conventional weapons.In a statement, Iran's Foreign Ministry called it a "momentous day for the international community," which it said has protected the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 and the 2015 nuclear deal."As of today, all restrictions on the transfer of arms, related activities and financial services to and from the Islamic Republic of Iran, and all prohibitions regarding the entry into or transit through territories of the UN member states previously…

Noam Chomsky (2020-10-17). The President, the Pandemic & the Election. zcomm.org The urgent problem of overcoming the existential crises—global warming, nuclear war, pandemics—has to be done within the general framework of existing institutions. We can improve them. But you won't be able to overcome them in the relevant time frame…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-17). Fishermen oppose release of contaminated water from Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. peoplesdispatch.org The company which operates the plant, Tokyo Electric Power, has collected over 1.23 million tons of contaminated water since the collapse of the nuclear plant in 2011…

sputniknews (2020-10-17). Tehran Declares Arms Embargo Lifted, Iran Free to Procure, Export Arms as Sees Fit. sputniknews.com In 2015, Iran signed the JCPOA with China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany and the European Union, requiring Iran to scale back its nuclear program and severely downgrade its uranium reserves in exchange for sanctions relief, including lifting the arms embargo five years after the deal's adoption.

Manlio Dinucci (2020-10-17). Il virus nucleare di cui nessuno parla — intervista a Manlio Dinucci, giornalista. globalresearch.ca Trasmissione radiofonica. | Conducono in studio Mauro Caruso e Ludovica Di Chiara …