Daily Archives: May 3, 2021

2021-05-03: News Headlines

E. Tammy Kim (2021-05-03). Yi Sang's Global Poetry. thenation.com | Through his synthetic and surrealist style, the Korean poet helped chart an alternate path of internationalism in an age of empire.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-03). ZarifGate: Iranian Supreme Leader Chastises Foreign Minister. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 2nd, Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, issued an apology for comments that he said "annoyed" the country's supreme leader. | Recordings surfaced late last month of Zarif, long the public face of Iranian diplomacy, saying the Revolutionary Guards had far more influence in foreign and nuclear affairs than he did. | Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, appeared to chastise Zarif during a televised speech. | Khamenei didn't specifically say Zarif's name, but…

Jason Ditz (2021-05-03). North Korea Warns of 'Very Grave Situation' After Biden's Comments. news.antiwar.com President Biden has made his first policy comments toward North Korea, and North Korean officials are very pessimistic, warning that Biden shows i Their big concern was Biden referring to them as a "security threat" to the US, which North Korean officials said was a blunder and leads to a "very grave situation" between the two nations. | There had been hope of diplomatic rapprochement between the US…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-03). Activists in Norway protest proposed docking of nuclear submarines in Tromsà∏. peoplesdispatch.org The Norwegian government has signed strategic agreements with the US to open up and upgrade its air bases and ports to cater to US military exercises and maneuvers…

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Iran Remains 'Primary State Challenger' to Washington's Interests in Mideast, US Intel Report Claims. sputniknews.com Tensions between Tehran and Washington have been simmering since America's unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May 2018.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). UK Think Tank Reportedly Claims Iran Meddled in Upcoming Scottish Election, Promoted Separatism. sputniknews.com In the past, the think tank published texts criticising the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and its alleged impact on Tehran's missile programme and purported engagement in malign activities.

Staff (2021-05-03). Tehran not to let Vienna talks become protracted. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — An Iranian diplomat says the Iranian negotiation team is in no hurry in the nuclear talks, they perform their mission seriously and tactfully, and at the same time, they won't let the talks become exhausting and lingering.

Staff (2021-05-03). China's new nuclear submarine can hit mainland US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — China's newly commissioned nuclear-powered submarine is able to hit targets at a distance of 10,000 kilometers (6,200 miles), i.e. the mainland US.

Staff (2021-05-03). US not close to returning to JCPOA: Biden to Mossad chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — US President Biden told the director of Israeli regime's intelligence service, Yossi Cohen, on Friday that the US has a long way to go in talks with Iran before it agrees a return to full compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.

Lawrence Wittner (2021-05-02). The Fateful Choice: Nuclear Arms Race or Nuclear-Free World. zcomm.org The recent announcement by the British government that it plans a 40 percent increase in the number of nuclear weapons it possesses highlights the escalation of the exceptionally dangerous and costly nuclear arms race. After decades of progress in reducing nuclear arsenals through arms control and disarmament agreements, all the nuclear powers are once again

Lawrence Wittner (2021-05-02). The Fateful Choice: Nuclear Arms Race or Nuclear Weapons-Free World. warisacrime.org The recent announcement by the British government that it plans a 40 percent increase in the number of nuclear weapons it possesses highlights the escalation of the exceptionally dangerous and costly nuclear arms race. After decades of progress in reducing nuclear arsenals through arms control and disarmament agreements, all the nuclear powers are once again …

sputniknews (2021-05-02). Kim's Sister Warns South Korea of Consequences Over Propaganda Leaflets Against North. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The North Korean leader's sister, Kim Yo-jong, has warned South Korea that their recent failure to stop North Korean defectors from spreading anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets will have consequences.

Staff (2021-05-02). South Korean outgoing amb. meets with Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 02 (MNA) — The outgoing ambassador of South Korea met with the Iranian FM Zarif on Sunday.

_____ (2021-05-02). 'Golden Rule' Peace Boat Sets Sail From Hawaii. popularresistance.org After 21 months in the Hawaiian Islands, the historic anti-nuclear sailboat Golden Rule will depart from Honolulu, Hawai'i for the West Coast of the U.S. The Golden Rule first sailed from California to Hawai'i 63 years ago, in 1958, on her way to interfere with U.S. atmospheric nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands, the site of 67 U.S. nuclear bomb blasts from 1952 to 1958. Under orders from the Atomic Energy Commission, U.S. Coast Guard stopped the boat from leaving Honolulu. The arrest and jailing of the captain and 1958 crew garnered international media attention and increased opposition to nuclear testing a…

Fidel Castro Ruz (2021-05-02). Nuclear War and the Future of Humanity. Conversations with Fidel Castro. globalresearch.ca "In a nuclear war the collateral damage would be the life of humankind. Let us have the courage to proclaim that all nuclear or conventional weapons, everything that is used to make war, must disappear!" "It is about demanding that the world is not led into a nuclear catastrophe, it is to preserve life." (Fidel Castro, 15 October 2010)…

sputniknews (2021-05-02). US State Department Supports Prague's Decision to Remove Rosatom From Nuclear Tender. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US State Secretary Antony Blinken held a phone conversation with Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis to discuss Russia's actions in light of its diplomatic row with Prague, the Department of State said on Sunday.

Shabbir H. Kazmi (2021-05-02). Saudis And Israelis Don't Approve Of JCPOA Talks — OpEd. eurasiareview.com According to media reports, with Iran and world powers resumed nuclear talks, Saudi Arabia and Israel also have intensified consultations. Washington and Tel Aviv on the one hand and Washington and the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council on the other hand are having extensive talks. | Both, Israel and Saudi Arabia want to influence any US move to return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which they have publicly opposed right from the beginning. | As the Iranian negotiating team head to the Austrian capital of Vienna, a senior Israeli delegation comprising of Mossad Chief Yosef Cohen, Head of Military Intelligence Ta…

Haris Bilal Malik* (2021-05-02). US Intelligence Report On South Asia: Dynamics And Probability Of War And Escalation Between India And Pakistan — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The South Asian region is widely regarded as one of the most volatile regions in the world. This is primarily because of the hostile nature of the relationship between the two arch-rivals India and Pakistan. The regional security dynamics have remained complex given the asymmetric military equation between India and Pakistan. Over the years, both countries have remained involved in various conflicts ranging from full-fledged wars to limited conventional conflicts and even now sub-conventional conflicts. Likewise, the overt nuclearization of South Asia in 1998 has since then emerged as the most crucial dynamic…

Jason Ditz (2021-05-02). Biden Tells Mossad US Not Close to Iran Deal. news.antiwar.com While Israel's delegation came to the US being warned by the Biden Administration that they aren't going to allow Israel to dictate the Iran nuclear talks, President Biden certainly seems to be continuing to give the Israelis the impression that this is their process. | Israeli officials say Biden told the director of Mossad that the Perhap…

Jason Ditz (2021-05-02). Biden Tells Mossad US Not Close to Iran Deal. news.antiwar.com While Israel's delegation came to the US having been warned by the Biden Administration that it won't allow Israel to dictate the Iran nuclear talks, President Biden certainly seems to be continuing to give the Israelis the impression that this is their prerogative. | Israeli officials say Biden told the director of Mossad that the Perh…

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