2021-07-14: News Headlines

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-07-14). US waives sanctions on Iran's access to frozen assets. en.mehrnews.com The US State Department announced that it would waive sanctions on Iran's access to frozen assets in South Korea and Japan.

RobertAlvarez (2021-07-14). The Politics of American Protest, With a North Korean Twist. ips-dc.org Gwen Berry recently protested the playing of the U.S. national anthem by turning away from the flag and holding up a shirt that read "activist athlete." The protest took place at the Olympic trials in Oregon where Berry had placed third in the hammer throw competition. Her action immediately drew angry responses from the right-wing side of the political spectrum. | A number of right-wing politicians and commentators called her unpatriotic and demanded that she be kicked off the Olympic team. As Tom Cotton, Republican senator from Arkansas, put it: "If Gwen Berry is so embarrassed by America, then there's no reaso…

Staff (2021-07-14). Rouhani says Iran can enrich uranium to 90%, equivalent to weapons-grade. rt.com Iran's president has said his country has the capacity, if authorities there deem it necessary, to enrich uranium up to 90%, nearly 25 times greater than the level stipulated in the JCPOA 'Iran Nuclear Deal.' | Speaking on Wednesday while addressing a cabinet meeting, President Hassan Rouhani said the authorities were exploring the possibilities of their nuclear technology as they were no longer bound by the constraints of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) deal, known as the Iran nuclear deal. | "The AEOI (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran) can enrich uranium by 20% and 60% and, if one day o…

sputniknews (2021-07-13). China-Russia-N.Korea Ties Reinforced on Equal Footing, Experts Believe. sputniknews.com China and its two neighbors with significant relations – Russia and North Korea – have been strengthening their ties recently, as Chinese analysts said that ties among China, Russia and North Korea are totally different in nature from the US-Japan-South Korea alliance.

_____ (2021-07-13). Amid Extreme Heat, Humanitarian Group Reports Dozens of Migrant Deaths in Arizona Desert. commondreams.org If the filibuster can't be done away with or turned into a "Jimmy Stewart filibuster," then Congress has the obligation to Act on the "Nuclear Option."

Jacob Hornberger (2021-07-13). The Danger NATO Poses to Americans. counterpunch.org Imagine a massive nuclear exchange between the United States and China. That obviously would not be a pretty sight for the people of either nation. As the mushroom clouds arose over both nations, imagine thinking to yourself: "All this because of a socialist road." According to an article in the London Daily Mail, the governments

Answer Indiana (2021-07-13). Koreans in Japan face new wave of discrimination. answercoalition.org

Manlio Dinucci (2021-07-13). Accelera la corsa nucleare. globalresearch.ca Nella base di Redzikowo in Polonia sono iniziati i lavori per l'installazione del sistema Aegis Ashore, con una spesa di oltre 180 milioni di dollari. Sarà la seconda base missilistica Usa in Europa, dopo quella di Deveselu in Romania divenuta …

Calvin Trillin (2021-07-13). Kim Jong Un Drops Some Weight. thenation.com Kim Jong Un Drops Some Weight…

_____ (2021-07-13). The Filibuster Is Not Inviolable: Time to Trigger the Nuclear Option. commondreams.org AP's findings run counter to the president's campaign vow to end oil and gas extraction on public lands.

Kevin Martin (2021-07-13). Peace on the Korean Peninsula Needs to Be a Priority. counterpunch.org President Joe Biden deserves credit for successfully re-engaging in international diplomacy. Extending the New START nuclear arms control agreement with Russia, rejoining the Paris Climate Accord, World Health Organization and UN Human Rights Council, and especially (hopefully soon) getting the U.S. back into the Iran anti-nuclear deal are significant achievements. Policy experts, grassroots organizations and

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