2021-04-28: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-29). Sullivan: US and Israel Have a Policy of 'No Surprises'. news.antiwar.com National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan When asked if he would prefer that Iran's nuclear sites not come under attack, Sullivan said, "We certainly believe that there are certain kinds of activities that are unhelpful to diplomacy.

Stansfield Smith (2021-04-28). World police: Washington seeks to imprison foreign businesspeople for violating illegal US sanctions. thegrayzone.com In violation of international law, the US is seeking to extradite and imprison foreign businesspeople for circumventing its unilateral sanctions. Washington's targets include Venezuelan national Alex Saab, North Korean Mun Chol Myong, and Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. The United States uses economic sanctions as a weapon against states which choose a development path independent of US global domination. Sanctions can take the form of blocking a nation's financial and trade transactions, not allowing financial institutions to process them. The …

Linda Pentz Gunter (2021-04-28). The Composer Who Fought Uranium Mining on the Orkneys. counterpunch.org On a midsummer day on Saturday, June 21, 1980, in a Victorian Hotel on the Orkney Islands, resident composer Peter Maxwell Davies and actress Eleanor Bron performed the composer's newest piece — The Yellow Cake Revue. It was part of the Islands' annual St. Magnus Festival, founded by Maxwell Davies, poet George Mackay Brown and

Anonymous007 (2021-04-28). U.S. New Antiballistic Missile To Be Ready By The Time Its Already Obsolete. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The United States is scrambling to develop its Next-Generation Interceptor as quickly as possible. Estimations put the program's cost at $18 billion. | The Next-Generation interceptor specifically refers to a weapon to counter intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). | The development itself is expected to cost $13 billion, and then sustainment and procurement would be "a bit" over $2 billion. | The Pentagon announced in August 2…

Abdel Bari Atwan (2021-04-28). Why Israel is alarmed. thealtworld.com Iran and its allies have had enough of Israeli attacks and provocations | It was no small matter for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to convene a meeting of Israel's top military and security chiefs along with its defense and foreign ministers on Saturday, 24 hours after a Syrian missile landed near the Dimona nuclear complex. | The media were told the emergency conference was a response to the recent spate of missile firings from the Gaza Strip. Its supposed aim was to deliver a warning to Hamas that Israel would invade or carpet-bomb the territory if violations of the de-escalation agreements persist. | But t…

sputniknews (2021-04-28). US Reportedly Plans to Spend Nearly $18 Bln on Missile Interceptor for Use Against North Korea, Iran. sputniknews.com The United States resumed its work on a missile defence shield in the early 2000s after withdrawing from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with Russia. Moscow responded by financing the creation of its hypersonic missile programme, meant to guarantee Russia's ability to respond to any potential large-scale aggression.

Rainer Shea (2021-04-28). Ukraine's Fascist Nightmare and the Growing Risk of a Repeat of World War II. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Apr 22, 2021 | I warn about World War II repeating itself not because I expect Washington's currently escalating anti-Russian proxy war in Ukraine to turn into a nuclear confrontation any time soon; as Moscow-based international affairs analyst Mark Sleboda recently

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Iranian top negotiator says nuclear talks on right track with challenges ahead. ecns.cn Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday that the process of talks aimed at reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is "on the right track," yet there are still important challenges to address, Iranian media reported.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Chinese envoy underscores sequence of U.S., Iran returning to nuke deal. ecns.cn The sequence in which the United States and Iran return to compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is first and foremost a matter of "sense of justice".

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Alarm over Fukushima water mounts. ecns.cn A decision by Japan to dump contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea is generating growing anger in Southeast Asia.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China urges full disclosure on Japan's nuclear wastewater dumping. ecns.cn China has urged timely and comprehensive disclosure of relevant information, before Japan takes action to dump nuclear wastewater into the ocean, to dispel stakeholders and the international community's concerns.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China urges Japan to revoke wastewater dump decision and apologize. ecns.cn China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Wednesday called on the Japanese government to revoke its decision to dump nuclear polluted water into the ocean and apologize, in response to a question regarding a tweet he posted on Monday.

Luis Brito Garcia (2021-04-28). Communications in the Internet Age. orinocotribune.com By Luis Britto García — Apr 24, 2021 | Every technological advance gives rise to a utopian dream and a dystopian nightmare. The invention of the internet around 1990 generated enthusiastic expectations. Its very beginning was utopian. Its creator, Tim Berners-Lee, refused to register the patents that would have made him a billionaire in order to make the internet available to humanity. | A device initially taken over by the military industrial complex as an underground network safe from nuclear attack, it soon became an instrument supposedly available to all for the free exchange of messages and knowledge. I…

IDN (2021-04-28). Sleepwalking Into Nuclear War? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Jonathan Power* | Last week on Tuesday (April 20), US Strategic Command, the part of the military responsible for nuclear weaponry and its use, posted an official Tweet that read, "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". | This came just as Russia was pulling back its large deployment of troops on Ukraine's border which, in turn, was triggered in part by President Joseph Biden's decision to ship for the first time sophisticated weapons to Ukraine. | The crisis has now passed but the…

_____ (2021-04-28). Vienna Shadow Play Hangs Over Iran Nuke Deal. strategic-culture.org Few people, apart from specialists, may have heard of the JCPOA Joint Commission. That's the group in charge of a Sisyphean task: the attempt to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal through a series of negotiations in Vienna. | The Iranian negotiating team was back in Vienna yesterday, led by Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi. Shadowplay starts with the fact the Iranians negotiate with the other members of the P+1 — Russia, China, France, UK and Germany — but not directly with the US. | That's quite something: after all, it was the Trump administration that blew up the JCPOA. There is an A…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-28). There will be no "JCPOA Plus" in Vienna talks, Ulyanov says. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov says he is optimistic about reaching an agreement on reviving Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) before May 21st.

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). Chinese envoy underscores sequence of U.S., Iran returning to nuke deal. ecns.cn The sequence in which the United States and Iran return to compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is first and foremost a matter of "sense of justice".

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-28). US Updates Israel on Iran Policy as Nuclear Talks Continue in Vienna. news.antiwar.com Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat

Anonymous103 (2021-04-27). Tensions Rise In The South China Sea: British Flotilla To Sail Through Asian Waters. southfront.org HMS Queen Elizabeth, via Global Look Press | A flotilla of Royal Navy of the United Kingdom leaded by HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier will pass through Asian waters on port visits to Japan and South Korea, according to the British embassy in Tokyo. The decision was made after Australia had warned of threats of conflict in the region."Today, as free nations again hear the beating drums and watch worryingly the militarisation of issues that we had, until recent years, thought unlikely to be catalysts for war, let us contin…

Pepe Escobar (2021-04-27). Vienna shadow play hangs over Iran nuke deal. thealtworld.com None of the actors can admit that revival of JCPOA pales compared with the real issue: Iranian missile power | Few people, apart from specialists, may have heard of the JCPOA Joint Commission. That's the group in charge of a Sisyphean task: the attempt to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal through a series of negotiations in Vienna. | The Iranian negotiating team was back in Vienna on April 26, led by Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi. Shadowplay starts with the fact the Iranians negotiate with the other members of the P+1 — Russia, China, France, United Kingdom and Germany — but not directl…

Juan Cole (2021-04-27). No, Kerry didn't Leak Israeli strikes to Zarif; but Trump did leak Israeli Intel to Russia. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Ted Cruz and other far right demagogues have charged for over half a decade that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was misguided because you can't trust anything Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarid says. Now all of a sudden they are treating an offhand remark by Zarif in a leaked interview …

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-27). US Warship to Join UK Fleet in Tour of Indo-Pacific With Eye on China. news.antiwar.com A US Navy destroyer will join the UK's newly commissioned aircraft carrier in a tour of the Indo-Pacific region next month. Britain's HMS Queen Elizabeth will visit India, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea as part of the UK's efforts to strengthen ties in the region to counter China. The HMS Queen Elizabeth will be leading …

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). IAEA to invite Chinese experts over Fukushima wastewater disposal: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn Experts from China will be invited to be part of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) technical working group pertaining to Japan's disposal of nuclear wastewater, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday…

Staff (2021-04-27). Sabotage to have no effect on Iran's nuclear calculations: FP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 28(MNA) — An American-based periodical 'Foreign Policy' in an editorial wrote that Zionist regime's sabotage on Natanz Nuclear Enrichment Site as well as sanctions imposed by the United States against Iran did not work.

Staff (2021-04-27). Full implementation of JCPOA, interest of all parties: Raab. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that full implementation of Iran's nuclear deal, aka JCPOA, is in the interest of all involved parties.

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