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2021-06-23: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-23). North Korea: Western Media Falsely Portrays Comments From Kim's Sister. news.antiwar.com A day after President Biden's envoy for North Korea said the US was ready for negotiations with Pyongyang, Western media was full of misleading headlines that said Kim Yo Jong, the sister of leader Kim Jong Un, dismissed the idea. US envoy Sung Kim said the Biden administration was willing to meet with North Korean …

Dave Lindorff (2021-06-23). Time To Stop Modernizing America's Nukes And To Start Negotiating Peace — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The Biden administration, in its proposed military budget, is calling for a restart of something the US arms industry has not produced in any significant quantity since 1992: nuclear "pits" — the spherical plutonium-based core of implosion bombs like that dropped on Nagasaki. | In his record-breaking $753-billion National Security Budget, $715 billion of which is for the Pentagon, is another $38 billion for the portion of the Energy Department budget that is devoted to nuclear weapons and weapons production. It's a figure that is higher than what the proposed 2022 military budget of the outgoing Trump ad…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-23). 'Sabotage Attack' On Iranian Nuclear Building Thwarted. southfront.org File image. | On June 23, Iranian authorities thwarted a "sabotage attack" on a building of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) in Karaj city, 40 km to the west of the capital Tehran. | According to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), the sabotage attack was thwarted without any human or material losses. The attack was foiled before it could inflict any damage on the AEOI's building. | "Investigations are underway to identify perpetrators behind the act of sabotage," IRIB said in a report.

Brett Wilkins (2021-06-23). As Iran Elects New President, Experts Urge Biden to Rejoin Nuclear Deal, Lift Sanctions. zcomm.org "The Biden administration must remain resolute and seek a break from the disastrous conditions that helped contribute to this result."

Juan Cole (2021-06-22). Iran's Raisi: Supports renewed Nuclear Deal, Seeks Lifting of US Sanctions, and Restored Saudi Diplomatic Relations. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In his first press conference on Monday, newly elected President Ebrahim Raisi expressed support for the negotiations in Vienna toward restoring the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the United Nations, as long as, he said, they achieve benefits for the Iranian nation and do not drag on forever. He …

Dave Lindorff (2021-06-22). Time to Stop Modernizing America's Nukes and to Start Negotiating Peace. counterpunch.org The Biden administration, in its proposed military budget, is calling for a restart of something the US arms industry has not produced in any significant quantity since 1992: nuclear "pits" — the spherical plutonium-based core of implosion bombs like that dropped on Nagasaki. In his record-breaking $753-billion National Security Budget, $715 billion of which is

Anand Naidoo (2021-06-22). The Heat: Iran's presidential election and nuclear talks. america.cgtn.com Iran's newly elected president Ebrahim Raisi prepares to take office. What will his victory mean for nuclear negotiations and stability in the Middle East?

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2021-06-22: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2021-06-22). Iran's Raisi: Supports renewed Nuclear Deal, Seeks Lifting of US Sanctions, and Restored Saudi Diplomatic Relations. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In his first press conference on Monday, newly elected President Ebrahim Raisi expressed support for the negotiations in Vienna toward restoring the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the United Nations, as long as, he said, they achieve benefits for the Iranian nation and do not drag on forever. He …

Dave Lindorff (2021-06-22). Time to Stop Modernizing America's Nukes and to Start Negotiating Peace. counterpunch.org The Biden administration, in its proposed military budget, is calling for a restart of something the US arms industry has not produced in any significant quantity since 1992: nuclear "pits" — the spherical plutonium-based core of implosion bombs like that dropped on Nagasaki. In his record-breaking $753-billion National Security Budget, $715 billion of which is

Juan Cole (2021-06-21). Far Right Israeli PM Bennett slams Iran Nuclear Talks for Tehran's Poor Rights Record (Israel has 200 Nukes and has Killed Thousands of Occupied Palestinians). juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — New extreme-right Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett came out on Sunday to argue that the election of an extreme-right Iranian cleric (Ebrahim Raisi) as president of that country should cause the Biden administration to back off reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Bennett called Raisi the "hangman of Tehran" and …

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-21). US Envoy Offers to Meet North Korea 'Anytime, Anywhere' for Talks. news.antiwar.com The US special envoy for North Korea said Monday that he hopes leaders in Pyongyang would be willing to meet for talks "anytime, anywhere." The comments came after North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said he was prepared for "dialogue or confrontation" with the Biden administration. "We continue to hope that the DPRK will respond positively …

Staff (2021-06-21). Did U.S. Push Iran to Right? Hard-Line Cleric Wins Presidency; Nuclear Talks in Vienna Show Promise. democracynow.org Hard-line cleric Ebrahim Raisi won the Iranian presidential election with about 62% of the vote. Raisi has headed Iran's judiciary since 2019 and is seen as a protégé and possible successor of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Turnout in the election was just 49% — the lowest since the 1979 Iranian revolution — and dozens of candidates were barred from running in the election, including former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Raisi appears to "have higher ambitions than just [the] presidency," says Nega Mortazavi, an Iranian American journalist and host of "The Iran Podcast." "He is preparing to be…

Staff (2021-06-21). Headlines for June 21, 2021. democracynow.org More Transmissible Delta Variant Becoming Dominant, Threatening COVID Recovery, Cuba's Soberana 02 Vaccine Offers Hope as COVID Surges in Latin America, Brazil Tops 500,000 Deaths, Japan, Uganda Impose New Measures Amid Mounting COVID Cases, Hard-Line Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi Wins Iranian Presidency as Nuclear Deal Talks Continue, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Meet with Biden Amid Surging Violence and Taliban Advance, MSF Warns Access Urgently Needed to Bring Aid to Syria's Idlib Region, Authorities Uncover Likely Remains of Missing Indigenous Activist 3 Weeks After Disappearance, Ethiopia Holds Twice-Del…

teleSUR (2021-06-21). Iran's President-Elect Ebrahim Raeisi Defines Policy Priorities. telesurenglish.net On Monday, Iran's President-Elect Ebrahim Raeisi held his first news conference in Tehran after winning a landslide victory in the June 18 Presidential election. | RELATED: | This 61-year-old Chief Justice stated Washington should immediately return to the 2015 nuclear deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), from which former President Donald Trump walked away. | Raeisi also pointed out the U.S. maximum…

Barry Sheppard (2021-06-21). United States: The Biden-Putin meeting and the nuclear threat. greenleft.org.au The United States and Russia have agreed to discuss the control of nuclear weapons, reports Barry Sheppard, but the expansion of NATO and US imperialist interests may block any meaningful outcome.

teleSUR (2021-06-21). The US Downplays Impact of Iran's New President on Nuclear Deal. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, the U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan downplayed the impact of Iran's President-Elect Ebrahim Raisi on Tehran's decision over the nuclear deal. | RELATED: | "Whether the president is person A or person B is less relevant than whether their entire system is prepared to make verifiable commitments to constrain their nuclear program," Sullivan said in an interview with ABC News when asked about the implication of Raisi's election.

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