Daily Archives: December 16, 2021

2021-12-16: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2021-12-16). S. Korean president rejects U.S.-led move to not send gov't officials to Beijing Winter Olympics. ecns.cn South Korean President Moon Jae-in has recently said Seoul "is not considering" U.S.-led move not to send government officials or representatives to the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Hellmut Lagos Koller (2021-12-16). The Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty (TPNW): Wishful daydream or historic milestone? moderndiplomacy.eu The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), adopted in 2017, has entered into force on the 22nd of January of this year and the number of ratifying states continues to grow, with Mongolia being the latest to announce its accession. This positive trend is certainly welcomed with enthusiasm by the Civil Society campaigners …

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-12-15). There is no alternative to JCPOA: Russia UN envoy. en.mehrnews.com Emphasizing that there is no alternative to the JCPOA, Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to UN Russia views as dangerous and irresponsible attempts to portray JCPOA on Iran's nuclear program as outdated.

Jeff J. Brown (2021-12-15). The Two Michaels, Canada's Kovrig and Spavor, Caught Red-Handed Spying Against China and North Korea. covertactionmagazine.com Western Politicians and Media, However, Made It Seem Like They Were Innocent Victims of China's Authoritarianism On December 1, 2018, …

Norman Solomon (2021-12-15). ÔªøCurrent Dispute Over ICBMs Is a Quarrel Over How to Fine-Tune the Doomsday Machinery. zcomm.org Nuclear weapons are at the pinnacle of what Martin Luther King Jr. called "the madness of militarism."

_____ (2021-12-15). "War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea" in China's Most Expensive Film. journal-neo.org In the fall of 2021, the center-left pro-government South Korean newspaper Hankyore published an article titled Why South Korea Should Fear China's Renewed Interest in the Korean War on a Chinese blockbuster film, The Battle of Chosin Reservoir, about the actions of Chinese volunteers in the winter of 1950. Directed by cult director Chen Kaige and …

WSWS (2021-12-15). South Korea, Australia forge closer military ties. wsws.org Moon declared that his visit had "nothing to do with our position over China," but stronger ties with Australia inevitably draw South Korea more closely into the web of US alliances directed against Beijing.

_____ (2021-12-15). Interview With Iran's Chief Nuclear Deal Negotiator Dr. Ali Bagheri. popularresistance.org Richard Medhurst sits down with Iran's chief negotiator Dr. Ali Bagheri for an exclusive interview during the 7th round of Vienna talks. | Medhurst and Bagheri discuss how the talks are progressing, Iran's recent draft proposals, threats and intimidation by Israel, and whether Iran can trust the Americans not to break the deal again.

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-12-15). Tehran reached a good agreement with IAEA. en.mehrnews.com The Iranian Foreign Minister said Wednesday that Tehran reached a good agreement with the IAEA last night, saying that this could respond to some of the alleged concerns about Iran's peaceful nuclear program.

Staff (2021-12-15). Iran Nuclear Talks Falter as Biden Admin Threatens "Alternatives" After Squandering Window for Diplomacy. democracynow.org The United States is continuing talks with Iran over its nuclear program after President Trump withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in 2015. With a new Iranian administration after April's controversial election, many worry that if talks fail, tensions between the two countries could turn into military escalation fueled by pressure from Israel. "The new hard-line team has been coming in to the negotiation table with more demands than the previous administration," says Iranian American journalist Negar Mortazavi. "They want sanctions relief from the U.S. in exchange for them scaling back part of th…

Marzieh Rahmani (2021-12-15). Tehran cannot stand interference in nuclear, defense program. en.mehrnews.com Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said that Iran does not tolerate any interference in its peaceful nuclear and defense program, reiterating that the trio islands are the permanent and inseparable part of Iran.

Newsroom (2021-12-15). 'Additional effort and patience' needed to revive Iran nuclear deal. moderndiplomacy.eu Ongoing talks to get the Iran nuclear deal back on track indicate "additional effort and patience" are required for its full restoration, the UN political affairs chief told the UN Security Council in New York on Tuesday. Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo briefed ambassadors on developments surrounding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which sets out …

Amy Goodman (2021-12-15). Iran Nuclear Talks Falter as Biden Administration Squanders Window for Diplomacy. truthout.org The United States is continuing talks with Iran over its nuclear program after President Trump withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in 2015. With a new Iranian administration after April's controversial election, many worry that if talks fail, tensions between the two countries could turn into military escalation fueled by pressure from Israel. "The new hard-line team has been coming in to the negotiation table with more demands than the previous administration," says Iranian…

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