2021-04-23: News Headlines

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-04-23). Biden's Appeasement of Hawks and Neocons Is Crippling His Diplomacy. counterpunch.org President Biden took office promising a new era of American international leadership and diplomacy. But with a few exceptions, he has so far allowed self-serving foreign allies, hawkish U.S. interest groups and his own imperial delusions to undermine diplomacy and stoke the fires of war. Biden's failure to quickly recommit to the Iran nuclear deal,

Anonymous103 (2021-04-23). Israel Seeks An Unchecked Nuclear Monopoly: Ex-Senate Candidate. southfront.org A former U.S. Senate Mark Dankof | Interview with Mark Dankof. Originally published at the A former U.S. Senate candidate says Israel resorts to assassination and sabotage because it needs an unchecked nuclear monopoly in West Asia."This demonic agenda involves the need for an unchecked nuclear monopoly in the Middle East (West Asia) and one not under the scrutiny of the Non-Proliferation Tre…

Juan Cole (2021-04-23). Syrian Missile strikes Near Israel's Nuclear Facility at Dimona, Which could have Turned into a Dirty Bomb. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Israeli site i24 reports that on early Thursday morning, a Syrian missile slammed into the desert very near to the Israeli nuclear reactor at Dimona, which Israeli authorities have used to produce an arsenal of an estimated two hundred nuclear bombs. Air raid sirens sounded in southern Israel. Explosions …

_____ (2021-04-23). The Rising Threat Of Nuclear War. popularresistance.org US Strategic Command, the branch of the US military responsible for America's nuclear arsenal, tweeted the following on Tuesday: | "The spectrum of conflict today is neither linear nor predictable. We must account for the possibility of conflict leading to conditions which could very rapidly drive an adversary to consider nuclear use as their least bad option." | The statement, which STRATCOM called a "preview" of…

sputniknews (2021-04-23). 'We Didn't Feel Anything Right Away — These Weren't Bullets': True Stories of Chernobyl Liquidators. sputniknews.com Monday will mark the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster — one of the worst technogenic accidents in human history. The disaster sparked renewed public interest due to HBO's Chernobyl miniseries in 2019. However, the show, while being highly stylized and dramatic, was also filled with half-truths and even outright lies.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China urges Japan to face oppositions home and abroad over water dump plan. ecns.cn Japan must sincerely face questions and objections from home and abroad over the government's decision to dump polluted nuclear water into the ocean and stop playing dumb on the issue, China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

Staff (2021-04-23). 3 states to accelerate construction of Iraqi nuclear reactor. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 23 (MNA) — Three countries are holding talks with Iraq to help it accelerate the construction of its nuclear reactors.

The Socialist Program (2021-04-22). The Real Story: The U.S. & Israeli War Against Iran. liberationnews.org The fate of the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement hangs in the balance.

Shimbun Akahata (2021-04-22). Japanese Communists denounce plan to dump radiation-tainted water into ocean. peoplesworld.org TOKYO—In defiance of strong opposition from local fishermen and the National Federation of Fisheries Co-operative Associations (JF Zengyoren), the government of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on April 13 decided to release radiation-tainted water into the ocean from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Regarding this decision, Japanese Communist Party Secretariat Head Koike Akira in …

Anonymous007 (2021-04-22). Israel Bombs Syria Twice In One Evening, After SAM Lands Near Dimona Nuclear Reator. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Just after midnight on April 21st, Israeli fighter jets carried out a series of strikes on unknown targets near Damascus. | They did so from the air above occupied Golan Heights. | Most of these were intercepted by Syrian Air Defense, but an errant missile landed in a field in southern Israel, near the nuclear center in Dimona. | The Israeli army said the missile landed in the Negev region and the air raid sirens were sounded in Abu Krinat, a village just a few k…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-22). Israel Bombs Syria Twice In One Evening, After SAM Lands Near Dimona Nuclear Reactor. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Just after midnight on April 21st, Israeli fighter jets carried out a series of strikes on unknown targets near Damascus. | They did so from the air above occupied Golan Heights. | Most of these were intercepted by Syrian Air Defense, but an errant missile landed in a field in southern Israel, near the nuclear center in Dimona. | The Israeli army said the missile landed in the Negev region and the air raid sirens were sounded in Abu Krinat, a village just a few k…

Editor2 (2021-04-22). Vienna Talks Reveal Biden Team's Attachment to Sanctions that Would Torpedo Iran Deal. orinocotribune.com By Gareth Porter — Apr 18, 2021 | Biden's foreign policy team refuses to relieve Iran from sanctions illegally imposed by the Trump administration, setting the stage for the collapse of negotiations and a major crisis. | The Biden administration signaled once again at the April 9 Vienna meeting on the Iran nuclear deal that it intends to maintain Trump-era Iran sanctions in an effort to win political and military concessions going well beyond the original deal itself. Team Biden continued to insist during the conference that Iran return to full compliance with the nuclear agreement without any reciprocal US…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-22). Seoul: US Is Reviewing Peace Declaration That Would Officially End Korean War. news.antiwar.com The US is Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong said Moon's peace proposal would replace the 1953 Armistice and officially end the war. While Chung said the US was reviewing the proposal, he also said he believes the Biden administration might want to make progress towards "denuclearization" before signing it. | The Biden administration says it is conducting a review of its North Korea policy but has als…

Dominic Kailash Nath Waughray* (2021-04-22). Earth Day 2021: A Turning Point For Climate Action — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Earth Day 2021 marks a historic moment for action on climate change. Today, at President Biden's unprecedented Leaders Summit on Climate, he put forward an ambitious national commitment from the US to help the world tackle the climate crisis — to halve greenhouse gas emissions from the country by 2030 compared to 2005. | Combined with existing commitments to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 from the EU, the UK and other major G20 economies including Japan and the Republic of Korea, as well as a commitment from President Xi to peak China's carbon emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon-neutral growth by 20…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-22). Progressives condemn Japan's decision to release contaminated water from Fukushima nuclear plant. peoplesdispatch.org The incumbent conservative government in Japan led by Yoshihide Suga has decided to release contaminated water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors into the Pacific ocean…

Michael Shellenberger (2021-04-22). Democrats Must Stop Sacrificing Good American Nuclear Jobs For Cheap Chinese Solar Panels — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The Biden Administration is

sputniknews (2021-04-22). Iran Installs Advanced Uranium Enrichment Centrifuges in Natanz, Reports Say. sputniknews.com Iran has been partly violating the terms of its nuclear agreement, known as the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) after it was abandoned by the US in 2018. Tehran and the European parties to the deal held negotiations to revive the JCPOA, but Washington has so far refused to remove sanctions from the Iranian economy.

sputniknews (2021-04-22). IDF Investigating Why Its Cutting Edge Air Defences Failed to Shoot Down Rogue Syrian Missile. sputniknews.com Israel's Defence Forces announced on Thursday that they had attacked missile batteries in Syria in response to the launch of a Syrian surface-to-air missile that landed near the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Centre — suspected birthplace of Israel's first nuclear bomb. The launch took place right after a separate Israeli attack on Syria.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Iran nuclear negotiator says Vienna talks 'progressive' despite difficulties. ecns.cn Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Tuesday that the latest round of the talks in Vienna are "progressive" despite "the existing difficulties."

Jason Ditz (2021-04-22). Israel Bombs Southern Syria After Missile Landed Near Nuclear Site. news.antiwar.com A new round of Israeli attacks on Syria took place Wednesday evening, after a Syrian air defense system was activated and fired at an Israeli warplane. The missile did not hit the plane, Israel's attacks centered on military targets in southern Syria, and they hit a number of Syrian air defense batteries. This is just the latest in common Israeli attacks on Syria, which leave Syria's air defenses constantly ready to try to defend sites. | Complicating matters were that Israel was bee…

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