2021-04-15: News Headlines

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-15). Israel Sabotages the Natanz Nuclear Facility. counterpunch.org Over the weekend, Iran marked National Nuclear Technology Day. The stars of the show were going to be new advanced centrifuges at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant. Unfortunately, the stars did not shine and President Hassan Rouhani and his officials were left with a reminder of the previous time the centrifuges at Natanz crashed. In

Eds. (2021-04-15). Grave concerns raised as Japan announces release of radioactive water into the sea. mronline.org JAPAN has come under fire after its government announced today that it would release more than a million metric tonnes of radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. | April 15, 2021 | Newswire…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-15). March 11, 2011: Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War: The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation. globalresearch.ca Unimaginable" levels of radiation still prevail. In the words of Dr. Helen Caldicott, "one millionth of a gram of plutonium, if inhaled can cause cancer". If not duly addressed, the continued dumping of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean constitutes a potential trigger to a process of global radioactive contamination.

_____ (2021-04-15). For JCPOA Re-entry, Biden Must Tear Down This Sanctions Wall. popularresistance.org It was clear from the outset: Returning to the Iran Nuclear Deal was not a matter of nuclear technicalities or diplomatic savvy. It was and remains primarily a matter of political will and political capital. | Though all eyes will be on the start of formal talks in Vienna this week, the real test will take place in Washington D.C. where President Joe Biden must muster the political will to tear down the "sanctions wall" his predecessor put in place for the sole purpose of preventing an American return to the nuclear agreement, lest the talks in Vienna will be for naught. | With only two months left until the Iran…

Steven Sahiounie (2021-04-15). The Israeli Attack on Iran May Sabotage the US Goal of a New Nuclear Deal. globalresearch.ca On April 11, the Natanz uranium enrichment site was attacked. An …

Mark H. Gaffney (2021-04-15). Does Biden Want to Provoke Russia into A Rash Military Action, "Leading" the World to the Brink of Nuclear War? globalresearch.ca Scarcely three months into his presidency, Joe Biden is "leading" the …

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). China urges Japan to reconsider decision on nuclear waste disposal: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn China strongly urges Japan to reconsider its decision on the disposal of nuclear waste, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

Ahyousha Khan* (2021-04-15). Indian Nuclear Attack Submarines (SSN) And Security Calculus In Indian Ocean — OpEd. eurasiareview.com In

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-15). Ukrainian envoy: NATO or nuclear weapons. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukrainian envoy: NATO or nuclear weaponsRick Rozoff Today Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky seconded a statement by Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili that "it is time for concrete proposals for Ukraine and Georgia to obtain a NATO MAP and a plan to join the EU." The two countries have been paired as partners for future NATO membership, …

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). Greenpeace expert: Japan's decision must be overturned. ecns.cn Dumping contaminated wastewater into the sea may be the cheapest way for Japan to deal with its troubles of Fukushima nuclear plant, but the Japanese government's decision completely disregards the human rights and interests of the people in Japan and the wider Asia-Pacific region, said Shaun Burnie, a senior nuclear specialist with Greenpeace East Asia.

Labor Video Project (2021-04-15). Seattle APRI Panel:Mineworkers Union Of Namibia Rossing Mine Fight Against Union Busting. indybay.org The Seattle APRI held a panel with Namibian Mineworkers Union Rossing fired union leaders who discussed the union busting by the China National Nuclear Corporation CNNC in Namibia.

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-15). Ukrainian Envoy: NATO or Nuclear Weapons. news.antiwar.com Today Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky seconded a statement by Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili that "it is time for concrete proposals for Ukraine and Georgia to obtain a NATO MAP and a plan to join the EU." The two countries have been paired as partners for future NATO membership, with both being promised membership in the …

Oliver Boyd-Barrett (2021-04-14). From RussiaGate to UkraineGate: Route to Apocalypse. mintpressnews.com Corruption and supposed efforts to reduce it have become a neoconservative weapon of choice with which to operate the controls on the funding sluice gates to acolytes of the U.S.-led international neoconservative empire.

The Socialist Program (2021-04-14). In the News: Police Murders are not a "Mistake" — They are Class War Against Black America. liberationnews.org On today's "In the News" roundtable, Brian Becker, Esther Iverem Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss the police murder of Daunte Wright outside of Minneapolis as the trial of Derek Chauvin continues, the Pentagon's latest statement on "extremism" in its ranks, the brutalization of Army lieutenant Caron Nazario, the cyberattack on a key Iranian nuclear facility, and more.

RT (2021-04-14). 'Prolonged' nuclear talks with US would be 'harmful', Khamenei warns as Iran reportedly close to starting 60% uranium enrichment. rt.com Iranian-US talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal should not "drag on," Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has said, warning Washington against demanding Tehran return to its commitments before sanctions are lifted. | "The talks shouldn't become talks of attrition. They shouldn't be [conducted] in a way that parties drag on and prolong the talks. This is harmful to the country," Khamenei said in Tehran on Wednesday. | "Most of the proposals by the Americans are arrogant and contemptuous. They are not worth looking at," he added in remarks carried by Iranian news network Press TV. | The US and Iran remain at a s…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-14). Iran To Enrich Uranium To 60% In Response To Nuclear Deal Signatory "Evilness" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 13th, Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has called Tehran's decision to enrich uranium up to 60% after saboteurs attacked a nuclear site a necessary response. | He called it "an answer to your evilness," linking the incident to ongoing talks in Vienna over the Iran Nuclear Deal. | Israel is suspected of carrying out this weekend's assault at the Natanz nuclear facility. | The escalation in enrichment could see further retaliation as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vow…

Global Research News (2021-04-14). Selected Articles: Fearmongering Goes Nuclear — 'We're in Brand-New Pandemic'. globalresearch.ca By Israeli researchers found people who received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine were eight times more likely to be …

Staff (2021-04-14). Headlines for April 14, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Announces U.S. Will Withdraw Its Troops from Afghanistan by September 11, Protests Continue After Police Killing of Daunte Wright as His Family Demands Justice, Derek Chauvin Murder Trial Continues with Defense Calling Its First Witnesses, Iran Ramps Up Uranium Enrichment Following Natanz Attack and Amid Talks on 2015 Nuclear Deal, White House Moves Forward with $23 Billion Weapons Sale to UAE, Russian Troops Amass on Eastern Border as U.S. and NATO Pledge Support for Ukraine, U.S. Sends Unofficial Delegation to Taiwan as China Warns Against Foreign Intervention, Burkina Faso to Try Ex-President Blaise Comp…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-14). Tulsi Gabbard and Tucker Carlson: war with Russia over Ukraine could produce unimaginable nuclear catastrophe. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Leading Ukrainian official warns Russia of possible World War III Russia deploys two armies, three airborne units to counter threat from 40,000 NATO troops on its border…

South Front (2021-04-14). Video: Iran's Much-troubled Nuclear Program. Cyber-Attack against Natanz Facility. globalresearch.ca Iran's Natanz nuclear facility is an incredibly important piece of infrastructure …

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-04-14). Fearmongering Goes Nuclear — 'We're in Brand-New Pandemic'. globalresearch.ca In some areas of the world, including Florida, where I live, …

WSWS (2021-04-14). What makes these lives so difficult: A Leave from South Korea and Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché from Britain. wsws.org A worker's lengthy protest and the unhappy, restless fate of a punk singer-musician.

Ramsey Clark (2021-04-14). Video: Ramsey Clark on "Peace on the Korean Peninsula" globalresearch.ca Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark delivers an address on the threat of war in the Asia-Pacific at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan on August 1, 2013. | The speech is part of a series of events held in Pyongyang, …

teleSUR (2021-04-14). Globalink: How Will Iran Respond to Nuclear Facility Incident?>. telesurenglish.net Iran says Israel behind sabotage at nuclear facility to disrupt Vienna talks. How will Iran respond to this kind of action? Will Iran and U.S. hold talks in Vienna?>

WSWS (2021-04-14). US, NATO step up threats against Russia, turning Black Sea region into a powder keg. wsws.org The actions by the US and NATO, above all the threats of Ukrainian NATO membership, are reckless provocations that directly pose the risk of war between nuclear-armed Russia and NATO.

teleSUR (2021-04-14). Japan To Dump Contaminated Radioactive Wastewater Into the Sea. telesurenglish.net Japan announced Tuesday that it will dump more than one million tons of contaminated radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean. The decision has been met with strong opposition at home and abroad, as it will threaten global marine ecosystems and food security. | RELATED: | The disposal of contaminated wastewater has been a decade-long problem since the Fukushima nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011. After suffering core mel…

ecns.cn (2021-04-14). China seriously concerned about Japan's disposal of Fukushima water. ecns.cn China Tuesday expressed serious concerns about Japan's decision to discharge contaminated water from Fukushima nuclear station by releasing it into the Pacific Ocean.

Staff (2021-04-14). Zarif says not much time left for Biden. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — Iranian FM Zarif believes that nuclear terrorism at Natanz has unleashed a dangerous spiral that can only be contained by ending US economic terrorism.

Staff (2021-04-14). IAEA inspectors visit Iran's Natanz nuclear enrichment site. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — Inspectors from UN nuclear watchdog visited Iran's uranium enrichment site at Natanz on Wednesday.

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-14). Iran's Supreme Leader: US Proposals 'Not Worth Looking At'. news.antiwar.com On Wednesday, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "The talks shouldn't become talks of attrition," Khamenei said from Tehran, according to Iran's Press TV. "They shouldn't be in a way that parties drag on and prolong the talks. This is harmful to the country." | While the US and Iran are engaged in negotiations, the Biden administration has the power…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-14). Blinken Calls Iran's Increase in Uranium Enrichment 'Provocative'. news.antiwar.com Speaking from NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, "We take very seriously its provocative announcement of an intent to begin enriching uranium at 60 percent," Blinken said. "I have to tell you the step calls into question Iran's seriousness with regard to the nuclear talks." | Missing from Blinken's comments was any condemnation of what cau…

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