2022-08-04: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-04). US Risks Provoking North Korea's Kim By Holding Drills Simulating His Assassination. news.antiwar.com The US and South Korea are planning new war games where they will simulate taking out North Korea's military leadership, including the country's leader, Kim Jong-un, The drills will simulate targeting Pyongyang's missile and nuclear sites plus bases needed to supply them. Sources familiar told The Daily Beast that the war games will end with a "decapitation" exercise where they attack North Korea's command structure and take out Kim. | According to the report, the US will not publicly acknowledge that they are practicing killing Ki…

____ (2022-08-04). Iran to resume implementing JCPOA if US adopts right decision. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 04 (MNA) — Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations said that if the United States adopts accurate decision, Iran will take measures to fully implementing obligations in accordance with 2015 nuclear deal.

____ (2022-08-04). US, Qatari FMs discuss Iran nuclear deal. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 04 (MNA) — On the eve of new round of nuclear talks in Vienna, Qatar's foreign minister discussed Iran nuclear deal, JCPOA, with his US counterpart in Cambodia.

____ (2022-08-04). Iran's chief negotiator arrives in Vienna for talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 04 (MNA) — Iran's negotiating delegation, headed by chief negotiator Ali Bafgheri Kani, arrived in Austrian capital of Vienna on Thursday for the resumption of nuclear talks on the removal of anti-Iran sanctions.

TeleSUR, JDO (2022-08-04). Diplomáticos de Irán retomarán diálogos sobre acuerdo nuclear. telesurtv.net Delegación iraní tiene previsto viajar este miércoles a Austria y reiniciar el jueves la negociación para reactivar el PIAC.

____ (2022-08-04). Iran to maximize use of nuclear energy: Lawmaker. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 04 (MNA) — A member of Iranian Parliament said, "We are determined to develop technologies in the country and maximize peaceful use of nuclear energy optimally."

Staff (2022-08-03). Hybrid war against Russia fraught with nuclear conflict. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — A hybrid war against Russia is fraught with a nuclear conflict, which cannot be won by anyone, a high-ranking Russian foreign ministry official said on Tuesday.

_____ (2022-08-03). US Threatens War On China Over Taiwan. popularresistance.org The US government has been preparing for war with China over Taiwan. The extremely provocative trip by top official Nancy Pelosi was only the latest US escalation. | The Pentagon has made plans for war with China, top CIA officials openly call for fighting Beijing, and US troops are on the ground in Taipei. | Washington has sold Taiwan tens of billions of dollars worth of military equipment, and influential DC think tanks are even calling to send it nuclear weapons.

Dave DeCamp (2022-08-03). Pelosi Leaves Taiwan as China Prepares Effective Military Blockade. news.antiwar.com House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) departed Taiwan on Wednesday for South Korea and left in her wake soaring tensions between Taipei and Beijing as the Chinese military continued preparing unprecedented military exercises Areas the PLA is closing off for drills, source: Xinhua | China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) is closing off six areas around Taiwan from Thursday to Sunday and is expected to hold drills, including live-fire ex…

Jason Ditz (2022-08-03). Iran, US, EU Envoys Return to Vienna for Nuclear Talks. news.antiwar.com An EU proposed text for the Iran nuclear deal has gotten enough momentum behind it that the US, Iran, and EU are all sending officials to Vienna for more talks. There are high hopes as the EU will mediate. | The EU has time and again saved the talks when the US was prepared to give up. US envoys are coming into the talks warily, once again. | Iran's negotiator says the key

Jason Ditz (2022-08-03). IAEA: Good Words Not Enough, Iran Must Be Transparent and Compliant. news.antiwar.com Addressing Iran pointing out that they have no intention of obtaining nuclear arms, IAEA chief Rafael Grossi continued to claim Iran is expanding its program and that the IAEA can't verify what it is doing. He's under intense pressure to be unconvinced, to keep hostility toward Iran, and h…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-03). Russia stresses need for JCPOA's implementation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — In the NPT review meeting, Russia emphasized the necessity of resuming the full implementation of the Iranian nuclear deal known as the JCPOA at the earliest.

Staff (2022-08-03). UK, France stockpiles of nuclear weapons should be limited. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — China believes the UK and France should be included in the process of reducing nuclear arms, the Chinese Foreign Ministry's Arms Control Department Director-General Fu Cong said on Tuesday.

____ (2022-08-03). Ball in US court to show maturity, act responsibly. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Iran's top nuclear negotiator said that the US must seize the opportunity offered by the JCPOA partners' generosity; ball is in their court to show maturity and act responsibly.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-08-03). Iraqi, French FMs discuss Iran talks, regional developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — The foreign ministers of Iraq and France spoke by phone to discuss Iran's nuclear negotiations, the Riyadh-Tehran talks, and the latest developments in Iraq on Tuesday night.

____ (2022-08-03). New round of talks to verify US will for reaching agreement. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) — Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani said that the new round of negotiations is the verification of seriousness of the United States for reaching an agreement.

Benjamin Norton (2022-08-02). US threatens war on China over Taiwan &#1 ; with nuclear implications. multipolarista.com The US government has prepared for years for war with China over Taiwan. Nancy Pelosi's trip was only the latest provocation, including Pentagon war plans, CIA threats, tens of billions in weapons sales, and US military forces on the ground.

_____ (2022-08-02). Biden Sends Mixed Signals On Nuclear Treaty As Risk Of Nuclear War Grows. popularresistance.org President Biden on Monday sent mixed signals to Moscow in an apparent offer to negotiate a replacement to the New START, the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between the US and Russia. | In a statement to the 10th conference on the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Biden said his administration "is ready to expeditiously negotiate a new arms control framework to replace New START when it expires in 2026," but then suggested he wouldn't negotiate with Russia while it was fighting in Ukraine. | "But negotiation requires a willing partner operating in good faith. And Russia's brutal and unprovoked aggression…

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