2021-04-30: News Headlines

Joseph Mangano (2021-04-30). Indian Point Reactor Shutdown Ends Nuclear Era For NYC Area. counterpunch.org The permanent shutdown of the Indian Point 3 nuclear reactor on April 30 means that for the first time since 1962, no reactors are operating within 100 miles of New York City. Only one new U.S. plant is under construction, a still-incomplete project of 15 years costing $28 billion. No others are planned, and Indian

sputniknews (2021-04-30). US General Warns China Nuclear Buildup 'On Track to Exceed Previous Projections'. sputniknews.com China's effort to expand its influence was estimated as one of the largest threats facing the United States, according to a major annual intelligence report released on 13 April, which also foresaw Beijing at least doubling its nuclear stockpile over the next decade.

The Canary (2021-04-30). Climate activists blockade nuclear base with giant plant pots. thecanary.co Climate activists have blockaded the Faslane nuclear base by attaching themselves to giant plant pots. | Members of Extinction Rebellion Scotland and Trident Ploughshares, are staging the blockade at the north gate of the base on the Gare Loch in Argyll and Bute. | The group placed three planters, which contain plants and flowers and are painted with the words "Safe", "Green", and "Future", on the road on Friday morning. | A protester is locked on to each planter so they cannot be moved, preventing access to the base, though emergency vehicles can still access the site via the south gate. | The activists said the…

Staff (2021-04-30). World powers want JCPOA revival before Iran-IAEA deal expiry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 30 (MNA) — World powers are seeking the revival of Iran's nuclear deal, JCPOA, before expiry date of a deal inked between Islamic Republic of Iran and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Staff (2021-04-30). Positive signs seen in Vienna talks, regional coop.: Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 30 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that positive signs are seen in Vienna talks on Iran's nuclear program and cooperation in the region.

_____ (2021-04-29). World Police: Washington Seeks to Imprison Foreign Businesspeople for Violating Illegal U.S. Sanctions. strategic-culture.org 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. | By Stansfield SMITH | The United States uses economic sanctions as a weapon against states that 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 US can also freeze the assets of ano…

Staff (2021-04-29). US cooperating with its allies on Iran nuclear program: Biden. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) — US President Joe Biden said that the United States will cooperate closely with its allies on the nuclear programs of the Islamic Republic of Iran and North Korea.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-04-29). Can War with Russia be Avoided? globalresearch.ca Considering the level of tension between the nuclear powers, the topic …

Staff (2021-04-29). Oman briefed on latest developments in Iran's nuclear talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) — In his meeting with General Sultan bin Mohammed al Numani Minister of Royal Office of Sultan of Oman on Thu., Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif briefed him on latest developments of Iran's talks with P4+ 1 group.

Staff (2021-04-29). Talks in Vienna ongoing on full restoration of JCPOA: Ulyanov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 30 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov said that talks in Vienna are ongoing on full restoration of Iran's nuclear deal, JCPOA.

Staff (2021-04-29). Nuclear talks between Iran, P4+1 continue in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) — Nuclear talks between Iran and P4 + 1 continue in Austrian capital Vienna with the continuation of meetings of expert working groups in the three areas of sanctions, nuclear and executive arrangements.

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.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-04-29). Campaigners Welcome Imminent Closure of New York Nuclear Plant. commondreams.org New York's Indian Point nuclear power plant—which first went online in 1962—will be shut down on April 30, 2021. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/indian_point_1.jpg

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-29). Report: Biden Considering Major Rollback of Iran Sanctions to Revive Deal. news.antiwar.com According to a report from The Associated Press, Iran is willing to return to the nuclear limits set by the JCPOA if the US lifts all sanctions that have been imposed since 2018 when the US withdrew from the agreement. But because the Biden administration refuses…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-29). Israeli Minister: Our Warplanes Can Reach Iran. news.antiwar.com An Israeli cabinet minister stepped up the threatening rhetoric against Iran, warning that a US return to the nuclear deal would mean war, and said that Israeli warplanes can reach the Islamic Republic. | "A bad deal will send the region spiraling into war,"

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-29). Report: Biden Considering Major Rollback of Iran Sanctions to Revive Deal. news.antiwar.com According to a report from The Associated Press, Iran is willing to return to the nuclear limits set by the JCPOA if the US lifts sanctions that have been imposed since 2018 when the US withdrew from the agreement. But because the Biden administration refuses to do so, the U…

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