Daily Archives: April 13, 2021

2021-04-13: News Headlines

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-13). Beautiful Plots: Israel Sabotages Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility. globalresearch.ca Over the weekend, Iran marked National Nuclear Technology Day. The stars …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-13). Beautiful Plots: Israel Sabotages The Natanz Nuclear Facility — OpEd. eurasiareview.com 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 2010, a joint US-Israeli operation against Iran's nuclear program is said to have destroyed a fifth of the Iranian centrifuges, using the Stuxnet virus. | A sequence of events have been viewed cumulatively as suggesting that this was no error of engineering so much as plain sabo…

ecns.cn (2021-04-13). Liu Xiaoming starts role as special rep on Korean Peninsula affairs. ecns.cn Ambassador Liu Xiaoming recently assumed his new post as the Chinese government's special representative on Korean Peninsula affairs, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian announced on Monday.

Anonymous765 (2021-04-13). Iran's Much-Troubled Nuclear Program. southfront.org | | | southfront@internet.ru : donationalerts.com/r/southfront : gumroad.com/southfront http: //southfront.org/donate/ or via: www.patreon.com/southfront, 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Iran's N…

Juan Cole (2021-04-12). With Cyber-Attack on Iran's Natanz Nuclear Enrichment Facility, is Israel's Netanyahu trying to derail Biden talks and Escape Jail? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The BBC reports that a power outage and consequent explosion at the Natanz nuclear enrichment site in Iran on Sunday is being blamed by Iranian officials on sabotage. It reports that some Israeli outlets have speculated that the cause was an Israeli cyber-attack. The head of Iran's nuclear energy program, …

Juan Cole (2021-04-12). Is Israel's Netanyahu trying to derail Biden talks and Escape Jail? zcomm.org The BBC reports that a power outage and consequent explosion at the Natanz nuclear enrichment site in Iran on Sunday is being blamed by Iranian officials on sabotage…

April M. Short (2021-04-12). How Humanity Can Realistically Prevent New Wars: an Interview With Anthropologist Douglas P. Fry. counterpunch.org We live in a time in which we face many global challenges, including the climate disaster, dwindling biodiversity (due to international industrial practices), polluted oceans, nuclear proliferation and a worldwide pandemic, just for starters. Realistic solutions to the hurdles humanity faces will require international cooperation—which will require the adoption of viable alternatives to the predominant

Yun Hyeong-jung (2021-04-12). South Korea's Rural Basic Income Experiment Scheduled for Second Half of 2021. counterpunch.org Is a basic income a solution to inequality? Or is it a policy with serious side effects and little impact to show for the massive financial resources channeled into it? Is there any way of pre-testing a policy measure with influences as far-reaching as those of a basic income? For those asking such questions, a

Sameena Rahman (2021-04-12). "Nuclear terrorism": Behind Israel's latest effort to sabotage global diplomacy. liberationnews.org Iran's key Natanz nuclear site suffered a blackout due to a cyberattack yesterday. Senior Israeli officials hinted at the Mossad intelligence agency's responsibility for this attack while the New York Times cited U.S. and Israeli officials confirming Israel's role. Iran called the attack an act of "nuclear terrorism." This sabotage of the facility's power grid …

RT (2021-04-12). Japanese government says it WILL release irradiated water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea. rt.com Contaminated wastewater at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant will be released into the ocean "in around two years," the Japanese government has announced, despite calls from China and South Korea urging against the move. | Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced the move in Tokyo on Tuesday morning local time. He had previously called the release "unavoidable," given the amount of accumulated water over the past decade. | The Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant in the Fukushima prefecture suffered a meltdown after being struck by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and a 15-meter tsunami in March 2011. It was the worst nuc…

RFE RL (2021-04-12). Iran Blames Israel For Suspected Sabotage At Nuclear Facility, Vows Revenge. eurasiareview.com ( Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, said an act of "nuclear terrorism" caused a power failure at the Natanz nuclear facility on April 11, a day after new uranium-enrichment equipment was unveiled at the site, south of Tehr…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-12). Israel Sabotage Iran's Natanz Facility: MSM Reports. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The blackout at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility took place hours after its new batch of centrifuges for uranium enrichment were launched. | There are two versions in MSM regarding the incident: | The NYT The Guardian

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-12). "Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map", 204 Atomic Bombs against 66 Major Cities, US Nuclear Attack against USSR Planned During World War II. globalresearch.ca According to a secret document dated September 15, 1945, "the Pentagon had envisaged blowing up the Soviet Union with a coordinated nuclear attack directed against 66 major urban areas.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-12). Iran blames Israel for blackout at nuclear facility. peoplesdispatch.org Iran is facing renewed hostility against its nuclear program since the chances for the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal have increased with the meeting of JCPOA's signatories in Vienna last week…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-12). Right-wing banker Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuador's presidency and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at Ecuador's presidential election results, protests following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in the US, reports of Israel's role in the blackout at an Iranian nuclear site, hunger strike by detained Hirak protesters in Algeria, and the ties between Israeli businessman Dan Gertler and the DRC…

teleSUR (2021-04-12). EC Calls for Investigation Into Attack on Iran's Nuclear Plant. telesurenglish.net The European Commission (EC) called for clarification on who is behind the power outage that affected the uranium enrichment plant at Natanz in Iran. | RELATED: | "There has been no official attribution and there are several accusations that we are aware of, but it has to be clarified what happened and who is behind it," European External Action Service (EAS) spokesman Peter Stano said, adding that the incident co…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). US, Israel to Hold Strategic Iran Talks. news.antiwar.com According to The first meeting of the strategic group took place in early March. The second comes as the US and Iran are engaged in indirect talks to revive the nuclear deal, something Israel is strongly opposed to and…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). EU Sanctions Iranian Officials Amid Vienna Talks. news.antiwar.com While the European Union is trying to play the honest broker between the US and Iran to revive the nuclear deal, the bloc The EU sanctioned eight Iranian military and police officials. The measures mark the first time since 2013 that the EU slapped sanctions on Iran over alleged human rights abuses. The timing could damage the delicate indirect talks that are ongoing between the US and Ir…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). Iran Blames Israel for Natanz Attack. news.antiwar.com Iran on Monday The Natanz attack comes as the US and Iran are engaged in indirect talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, something Israel is…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-12). Defense Secretary Vows 'Ironclad' Commitment to Israel During Visit to Talk Iran Deal. news.antiwar.com A Sunday meeting between Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and his Israeli counterpart Benny Gantz is looming large over nuclear talks with Iran, with the US trying to reassure Israel that Gantz says the nuclear deal necessarily has to prot…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-04-12). Iran Says Israeli 'Nuclear Terrorism' Could Have Led to Catastrophic 'Crime Against Humanity'. commondreams.org "This is sabotage all right," said one outside critic of the attack on Natanz, reportedly carried out by Mossad. "But the target is Biden's diplomacy with Iran." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/zarif_0_0_0.jpg

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