2018-08-21: News Headlines

Democracy Now! (2018-08-21). Headlines for August 21, 2018. democracynow.org In Historic Letter, Pope Condemns Catholic Church Sex Abuse and Cover-Up, Trump to Announce Massive Rollback of Obama-Era Coal Regulations, In Racist Comment, Trump Says Hispanic Border Agent "Speaks Perfect English", Taliban Fires Rockets at Afghan Presidential Palace, India: Death Toll Rises to 400 in Kerala's Historic Flooding, French Oil Company Total Withdraws from Iran in Wake of U.S. Sanctions, Microsoft: Russian Hackers Targeting Conservative Think Tanks, Michigan Health Director Faces Involuntary Manslaughter Trial over Flint Water Crisis, NYT: #MeToo Leader Asia Argento Paid Off Her Sexual Assault Accus…

Gregory Shupak (2018-08-21). A 'Regime' Is A Government At Odds With The US Empire. iranian.com In the aftermath of the assassination attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, an article in the Miami Herald (8/5/18) reported that "a clandestine group formed by Venezuelan military members opposed to the regime of Nicolás Maduro claimed responsibility." A New York Times op-ed (8/10/18) mused, "No one knows whether the Maduro regime will last decades or days." AFP(8/12/18) reported that […]

Caitlin Johnstone (2018-08-21). Mainstream Media Concedes Defeat On Yemen: Ends Blackout Coverage. iranian.com Last month, an article by Fair.org went viral in republications by popular alternative media outlets ranging from Salon to Zero Hedge to Alternet to Truthdig, among many others. The article was initially titled "ACTION ALERT: It's Been Over a Year Since MSNBC Has Mentioned US War in Yemen", but many subsequent republications went with variations on the more attention-grabbing headline, "MSNBC has done 455 […]

Olsi Jazexhi (2018-08-21). Trump Administration Is Using MEK And Albania As A Launchpad For Future Attacks On Iran And Europe. iranian.com In a tweet that the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made on July 12, 2018 against Iran, he asked the partners and allies of the United States to join the economic pressure campaign against Iran's regime. Pompeo went on to say that: "We must cut off all funding the regime uses to fund terrorism […]

Democracy Now! (2018-08-20). In Memoriam: David McReynolds, the Gay Socialist Pacifist Who Twice Ran for President, Dies at 88. democracynow.org Longtime pacifist and socialist David McReynolds died Friday at the age of 88. Known to historian Howard Zinn and many others as a "hero of the antiwar movement," McReynolds was a staff member with the War Resisters League from 1960 to 1999. There, he focused on counter-recruitment and helped organize one of the first draft card burnings. He went on to play a key role in some of major demonstrations against the Vietnam War and campaign for nuclear disarmament. McReynolds ran for president in 1980 and 2000 as an openly gay man. For more, we speak with two of his close friends. Ed Hedemann worked with McReynolds fo…

Dr. Trita Parsi (2018-08-20). On Iran, Is It Trump Versus His Own Neocons? globalresearch.ca Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement of the creation of a new Iran Action Group at the White House–almost exactly on the anniversary of the CIA-led coup against Iran's elected …

Vincent Lofaso (2018-08-20). Trump Re-Imposes Sanctions On Iran: Turning An Obstacle Into An Opportunity. iranian.com With American sanctions re-imposed, a national currency in freefall, and protesters voicing their grievances across the country, Iran could possibly be headed towards a crisis. When the US decided to lift sanctions on Iran as a part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Tehran looked to get its economy going. But now, President […]

Eric Zuesse (2018-08-20). Trump Lied About His Intentions Toward Russia. iranian.com On August 20th, Gallup headlined "More in U.S. Favor Diplomacy Over Sanctions for Russia" and reported that, "Americans believe it is more important to try to continue efforts to improve relations between the countries (58%), rather than taking strong diplomatic and economic steps against Russia (36%)." And yet, all of the sanctions against Russia have passed in […]

Mark Taliano (2018-08-20). "Democracy and Freedom": Washington Uses its "Jihadi" Mercenaries, Deploys Terrorists in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Beyond. globalresearch.ca Washington can and does use its "jihadi" mercenaries wherever Washington pleases. Washington has deployed these terrorists in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Bosnia, Kosovo, and beyond. | Prof. Tim Anderson provides …

Sputnik News (2018-08-19). Iran Easing Entry Rules: Tourists Will Skip Passport Border Stamps. iranian.com Iranian authorities will introduce protectionist measures to support the nation's tourism industry in the wake of unilateral US sanctions on Iran, Mehr news agency reported Saturday. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]ranian media outlet cited Ali Asghar Mounesan, the Iranian vice president and head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO), who announced that passports of foreign tourists visiting Iran […]

Fariba Amini (2018-08-19). A Rebuttal: Mohammad Mossadegh vs. Mohammad Reza Shah. iranian.com "Those who have experienced solitary confinement and have dealt with it know how excruciating and hard it is to any prisoner who is innocent and faultless." -Mohammad Mossadegh "For many years I have realized that Iranian oil is the cheapest oil in the world. Twenty years ago, we knew that we could extract Iranian oil […]

Oriental Review (2018-08-19). What Do The Winners In Syria Want? iranian.com After the liberation of the provinces of Daraa and Quneitra, the Syrian civil war entered a new phase. The available land that was up for grabs by any new liberator — without the need for negotiations with outside actors — was shrinking (one section of the desert under ISIL control does not count — it […]

RT (2018-08-19). Not just Russians: China, North Korea & Iran may target US elections, Bolton says without proof. rt.com The upcoming 2018 US midterm elections might be targeted by Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran, National Security Advisor John Bolton has warned, while declining to provide any evidence.

Middle East Monitor (2018-08-18). China's Top Diplomat Says Cooperation With Iran To Continue. iranian.com China will continue its cooperation and relations with Iran, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, citing a statement from Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 deal in which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear work in return for the lifting of most Western sanctions, is in line with […]

RT (2018-08-18). Iran Action Group repeats Pompeo's old CIA gimmicks, won't work either — professor to RT. rt.com The US' creation of the Iran Action Group is a repeat of Mike Pompeo's tired tactics, Foad Izdi, professor of political communication at the University of Tehran, told RT, adding that the US likely won't achieve regime change. |

Ajamu Baraka (2018-08-17). Opposing Bipartisan Warmongering is Defending Human Rights of the Poor and Working Class. counterpunch.org The decision by Democrat party president Harry Truman to bomb the cities of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on the 9thwith the newly developed nuclear weapon signaled to the world that the U.S. was prepared to use military force to back up its new-found position as the leader of the Western colonial-capitalist powers, now More

Middle East Eye (2018-08-17). US Announces 'Action Group' To Coordinate Anti-Iran Efforts. iranian.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday the establishment of the Iran Action Group, a task-force to coordinate all of President Donald Trump's efforts against Iran. The group will be led by Brian Hook, a State Department official who served as an adviser to John Bolton in 2006, when the Iran hawk was […]

The Saker (2018-08-17). Analysis Of Iran's Reply: No War And No Negotiations. iranian.com We can all thank God for the fact that the AngloZionists did not launch a war on the DPRK, that no Ukronazi attack on the Donbass took place during the World Cup in Russia and that the leaders of the Empire have apparently have given up on their plans to launch a reconquista of Syria. However, each […]

Democracy Now! (2018-08-17). Headlines for August 17, 2018. democracynow.org Pope Expresses "Shame and Sorrow" over Pennsylvania Sex Abuse Case, New Special Representative on Iran to Enforce Hardline U.S. Policies, Boston Globe Reports Bomb Threat as President Trump Assails the Paper, Former National Security Officials Blast Trump over Security Clearance Revocations, Pentagon Delays Plans for Trump's Military Parade, In New Tape, Lara Trump Offers Omarosa Manigault Newman "Hush Money", Aretha Franklin, the Legendary Queen of Soul, Dies at 76, India: Floods from Monsoon Rains Leave At Least 164 Dead, Philippines: Wave of Garbage Floods Manila After Heavy Rains, China: Typhoon Rumbia Makes…

TeleSur (2018-08-17). Israel's Shin Bet Interrogate And Threaten Reza Aslan. iranian.com According to Reza Aslan Israeli officers threatened him saying things like "we can make it so you don't see your kids for a long time," and asking "you think because you're a public person I can't do whatever I want with you?" [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Iranian-American scholar and writer said he was threatened by Israel's Shin Bet […]

Daryan Rezazad (2018-08-17). Iran And The Doomsday Machine. iranian.com In Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, "Dr. Strangelove", any mention of the Doomsday Machine was verboten. However, back in May 2018 the intrepid Pepe Escobar, who tends to ignore verboten warnings, presented some raw reality: It's also no secret among Persian Gulf traders that in the — hopefully unlikely — event of a US-Saudi-Israeli war in Southwest […]

Middle East Monitor (2018-08-16). Rare Admission: Khamenei Admits Mistake For Permitting Nuclear Negotiations. iranian.com Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake in allowing the country's foreign minister to speak to his US counterpart during negotiations that led to a 2015 international nuclear agreement. International sanctions on Iran were lifted when the pact with world powers came into force in 2016, but the expected level of foreign […]

Middle East Monitor (2018-08-16). The Story Behind Netanyahu's Video Messages To Iranians. iranian.com It has been a few years since the Israeli prime minister chose to "speak directly" to Iranians. From speaking to BBC Persia in 2013 on how he wants the Iranian youth to wear jeans — which led to a mockery of his words on Twitter by Iranians — to his recent messages on how Iranians are manipulated by their government because, […]

RT (2018-08-16). US creates Iran Action Group to 'change regime's behavior'. rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — a fierce critic of the Tehran leadership — has announced the creation of a so-called Iran Action Group. It comes amid Washington's campaign of economic pressure against Iran and its allies. |

Democracy Now! (2018-08-13). Former Iranian Ambassador: Trump's Reimposed Sanctions Against Iran Are an Act of Warfare. democracynow.org Tensions are escalating between the U.S. and Iran after the Trump administration reimposed economic sanctions against Iran last week. This news followed Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Trump has threatened other countries seeking to trade with Iran, tweeting, "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States." Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned the sanctions as "psychological warfare," saying last week he would not begin negotiations until the sanctions are withdrawn. We speak with Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Middle East security and nuclea…

Democracy Now! (2018-08-13). Headlines for August 13, 2018. democracynow.org Korean Leaders to Meet Next Month in Pyongyang, On Anniversary of Charlottesville, White Supremacist Rally in D.C. Fizzles, Baltimore Police Officer Resigns After Videotaped Repeatedly Punching Man, Trump to Sign $716 Billion Military Spending Bill with Over $21 Billion for Nuclear Weapons, Afghanistan: Over 200 Killed After Taliban Attacks Critical City of Ghazni, Israeli Forces Shot Dead Gazan Medic Armed with "Bandages & Surgical Masks", U.N.: China Is Detaining Over 1 Million Uyghurs in Massive Internment Camp, Maduro Welcomes FBI to Come to Venezuela to Help Probe Assassination Plot, White House Looks to Sto…

Democracy Now! (2018-08-10). Headlines for August 10, 2018. democracynow.org Puerto Rican Government Admits At Least 1,427 People Died After Hurricane Maria, Judge Threatens to Hold Sessions in Contempt of Court over Asylum Seekers' Deportation, Trump Admin Has Still Not Reunited 559 Separated Children with Their Parents, Trump Travel Ban Preventing Iranian Woman from Seeking Life-Saving Treatment in U.S., Melania Trump's Parents Become U.S. Citizens Through Process Trump Wants to Eliminate, Fox's Laura Ingraham Faces Backlash After Going on Racist Tirade, Pence Calls for Military Space Force to Maintain "American Supremacy" in Outer Space, New Details Emerge About U.S.-Backed Bombing of…

Democracy Now! (2018-08-09). 73 Years After U.S. Dropped Atom Bomb on Nagasaki, Survivor Warns About Threat of Nuclear Warfare. democracynow.org Seventy-three years ago today, on August 9, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing 74,000 people and forever changing the lives of those who survived the nuclear attack. The bombing came just three days after the U.S. dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing some 140,000 people. For more, we speak with two guests who traveled from Japan to New York City on the Peace Boat—an international boat that sails around the world campaigning for nuclear disarmament and world peace—last month. Terumi Kuramori is a hibakusha—th…

Janine Jackson (2018-08-06). 'There Needs to be a Much Stronger Public Outcry Against the Effort of Undermining the Nuclear Deal'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Trita Parsi about the Iran Nuclear Deal for the August 3, 2018 episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Janine Jackson: August 5 marks the anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, when journalists reported official claims about an unprovoked attack by North Vietnam on American destroyers as […]…

CounterSpin (2018-08-03). Trita Parsi on Trump's Iran Threat, Dermot Murphy on Local News Cuts. fair.org Media…

2018-08-21: Social Media Postees

Trump Administration Is Using MEK And Albania As A Launchpad For Future Attacks On Iran And Europe
Olsi Jazexhi | iranian.com | 2018-08-21
In a tweet that the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made on July 12, 2018 against Iran, he asked the partners and allies of the United States to join the economic pressure campaign against Iran's regime. Pompeo went on to say that: "We must cut off all funding the regime uses to fund terrorism […] | The post Trump Administration Is Using MEK And Albania As A Launchpad For Future Attacks On Iran And Europe appeared first on The Ir…
iranian.com/2018/08/21/trump-administration-is-using-mek-and-albania-for-attacks-on-iran-and-europe/

In Memoriam: David McReynolds, the Gay Socialist Pacifist Who Twice Ran for President, Dies at 88
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-20
Longtime pacifist and socialist David McReynolds died Friday at the age of 88. Known to historian Howard Zinn and many others as a "hero of the antiwar movement," McReynolds was a staff member with the War Resisters League from 1960 to 1999. There, he focused on counter-recruitment and helped organize one of the first draft card burnings. He went on to play a key role in some of major demonstrations against the Vietnam War and campaign for nuclear disarmament. McReynolds ran for president in 1980 and 2000 as an openly gay man. For more, we speak with two of his close friends. Ed Hedemann worked with McReynolds fo…
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/20/in_memoriam_david_mcreynolds_the_gay

On Iran, Is It Trump Versus His Own Neocons?
Dr. Trita Parsi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-20
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement of the creation of a new Iran Action Group at the White House–almost exactly on the anniversary of the CIA-led coup against Iran's elected …
globalresearch.ca/on-iran-is-it-trump-versus-his-own-neocons/5651213

"Democracy and Freedom": Washington Uses its "Jihadi" Mercenaries, Deploys Terrorists in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Beyond
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-20
Washington can and does use its "jihadi" mercenaries wherever Washington pleases. Washington has deployed these terrorists in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Bosnia, Kosovo, and beyond. | Prof. Tim Anderson provides …
globalresearch.ca/democracy-and-freedom-washington-uses-its-jihadi-mercenaries-deploys-terrorists-in-libya-syria-iraq-yemen-and-beyond/5651182

Trump Lied About His Intentions Toward Russia
Eric Zuesse | iranian.com | 2018-08-20
On August 20th, Gallup headlined "More in U.S. Favor Diplomacy Over Sanctions for Russia" and reported that, "Americans believe it is more important to try to continue efforts to improve relations between the countries (58%), rather than taking strong diplomatic and economic steps against Russia (36%)." And yet, all of the sanctions against Russia have passed in […] | The post Trump Lied About His Intentions Toward Russia appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/20/trump-lied-about-russia/

Trump Re-Imposes Sanctions On Iran: Turning An Obstacle Into An Opportunity
Vincent Lofaso | iranian.com | 2018-08-20
With American sanctions re-imposed, a national currency in freefall, and protesters voicing their grievances across the country, Iran could possibly be headed towards a crisis. When the US decided to lift sanctions on Iran as a part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Tehran looked to get its economy going. But now, President […] | The post Trump Re-Imposes Sanctions On Iran: Turning An Obstacle Into An Opportunity appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/20/trump-re-imposes-sanctions/

Iran Easing Entry Rules: Tourists Will Skip Passport Border Stamps
Sputnik News | iranian.com | 2018-08-19
Iranian authorities will introduce protectionist measures to support the nation's tourism industry in the wake of unilateral US sanctions on Iran, Mehr news agency reported Saturday. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]ranian media outlet cited Ali Asghar Mounesan, the Iranian vice president and head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO), who announced that passports of foreign tourists visiting Iran […] | The post Iran Easing Entry Rules: Tourists Will Skip Passport Border Stamps appeared first on…
iranian.com/2018/08/18/iran-easing-entry-rules-tourists/

What Do The Winners In Syria Want?
Oriental Review | iranian.com | 2018-08-19
After the liberation of the provinces of Daraa and Quneitra, the Syrian civil war entered a new phase. The available land that was up for grabs by any new liberator — without the need for negotiations with outside actors — was shrinking (one section of the desert under ISIL control does not count — it […] | The post What Do The Winners In Syria Want? appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/18/what-do-the-winners-in-syria-want/

A Rebuttal: Mohammad Mossadegh vs. Mohammad Reza Shah
Fariba Amini | iranian.com | 2018-08-19
"Those who have experienced solitary confinement and have dealt with it know how excruciating and hard it is to any prisoner who is innocent and faultless." -Mohammad Mossadegh "For many years I have realized that Iranian oil is the cheapest oil in the world. Twenty years ago, we knew that we could extract Iranian oil […] | The post A Rebuttal: Mohammad Mossadegh vs. Mohammad Reza Shah appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/19/mohammad-mossadegh-vs-mohammad-reza-shah/

Not just Russians: China, North Korea & Iran may target US elections, Bolton says without proof
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-19
The upcoming 2018 US midterm elections might be targeted by Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran, National Security Advisor John Bolton has warned, while declining to provide any evidence.
rt.com/usa/436337-bolton-russia-election-meddling/

China's Top Diplomat Says Cooperation With Iran To Continue
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-08-18
China will continue its cooperation and relations with Iran, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, citing a statement from Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 deal in which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear work in return for the lifting of most Western sanctions, is in line with […] | The post China's Top Diplomat Says Cooperation With Iran To Continue appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/18/chinas-cooperation-with-iran-to-continue/

Iran Action Group repeats Pompeo's old CIA gimmicks, won't work either — professor to RT
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-18
The US' creation of the Iran Action Group is a repeat of Mike Pompeo's tired tactics, Foad Izdi, professor of political communication at the University of Tehran, told RT, adding that the US likely won't achieve regime change.
rt.com/news/436253-iran-action-group-pompeo/

Opposing Bipartisan Warmongering is Defending Human Rights of the Poor and Working Class
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-17
The decision by Democrat party president Harry Truman to bomb the cities of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on the 9thwith the newly developed nuclear weapon signaled to the world that the U.S. was prepared to use military force to back up its new-found position as the leader of the Western colonial-capitalist powers, now…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/17/opposing-bipartisan-warmongering-is-defending-human-rights-of-the-poor-and-working-class/

Iran And The Doomsday Machine
Daryan Rezazad | iranian.com | 2018-08-17
In Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, "Dr. Strangelove", any mention of the Doomsday Machine was verboten. However, back in May 2018 the intrepid Pepe Escobar, who tends to ignore verboten warnings, presented some raw reality: It's also no secret among Persian Gulf traders that in the — hopefully unlikely — event of a US-Saudi-Israeli war in Southwest […] | The post Iran And The Doomsday Machine appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/17/iran-and-the-doomsday-machine/

Israel's Shin Bet Interrogate And Threaten Reza Aslan
TeleSur | iranian.com | 2018-08-17
According to Reza Aslan Israeli officers threatened him saying things like "we can make it so you don't see your kids for a long time," and asking "you think because you're a public person I can't do whatever I want with you?" [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Iranian-American scholar and writer said he was threatened by Israel's Shin Bet […] | The post Israel's Shin Bet Interrogate And Threaten Reza Aslan appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/16/israel-threaten-reza-aslan/

Analysis Of Iran's Reply: No War And No Negotiations
The Saker | iranian.com | 2018-08-17
We can all thank God for the fact that the AngloZionists did not launch a war on the DPRK, that no Ukronazi attack on the Donbass took place during the World Cup in Russia and that the leaders of the Empire have apparently have given up on their plans to launch a reconquista of Syria. However, each […] | The post Analysis Of Iran's Reply: No War And No Negotiations appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/17/no-war-and-no-negotiations/

US Announces 'Action Group' To Coordinate Anti-Iran Efforts
Middle East Eye | iranian.com | 2018-08-17
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday the establishment of the Iran Action Group, a task-force to coordinate all of President Donald Trump's efforts against Iran. The group will be led by Brian Hook, a State Department official who served as an adviser to John Bolton in 2006, when the Iran hawk was […] | The post US Announces 'Action Group' To Coordinate Anti-Iran Efforts appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/16/us-action-group-anti-iran/

The Story Behind Netanyahu's Video Messages To Iranians
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-08-16
It has been a few years since the Israeli prime minister chose to "speak directly" to Iranians. From speaking to BBC Persia in 2013 on how he wants the Iranian youth to wear jeans — which led to a mockery of his words on Twitter by Iranians — to his recent messages on how Iranians are manipulated by their government because, […] | The post The Story Behind Netanyahu's Video Messages To Iranians appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/16/netanyahus-video-messages-to-iranians/

US creates Iran Action Group to 'change regime's behavior'
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-16
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — a fierce critic of the Tehran leadership — has announced the creation of a so-called Iran Action Group. It comes amid Washington's campaign of economic pressure against Iran and its allies.
rt.com/usa/436153-pompeo-iran-action-group/

Former Iranian Ambassador: Trump's Reimposed Sanctions Against Iran Are an Act of Warfare
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-13
Tensions are escalating between the U.S. and Iran after the Trump administration reimposed economic sanctions against Iran last week. This news followed Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Trump has threatened other countries seeking to trade with Iran, tweeting, "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States." Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned the sanctions as "psychological warfare," saying last week he would not begin negotiations until the sanctions are withdrawn. We speak with Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Middle East security and nuclea…
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/13/former_iranian_ambassador_trump_s_re

73 Years After U.S. Dropped Atom Bomb on Nagasaki, Survivor Warns About Threat of Nuclear Warfare
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-09
Seventy-three years ago today, on August 9, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing 74,000 people and forever changing the lives of those who survived the nuclear attack. The bombing came just three days after the U.S. dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing some 140,000 people. For more, we speak with two guests who traveled from Japan to New York City on the Peace Boat–an international boat that sails around the world campaigning for nuclear disarmament and world peace–last month. Terumi Kuramori is a hibakusha–th…
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/9/73_years_after_us_dropped_atom

'There Needs to be a Much Stronger Public Outcry Against the Effort of Undermining the Nuclear Deal'
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2018-08-06
Janine Jackson interviewed Trita Parsi about the Iran Nuclear Deal for the August 3, 2018 episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Janine Jackson: August 5 marks the anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, when journalists reported official claims about an unprovoked attack by North Vietnam on American destroyers as …
fair.org/home/there-needs-to-be-a-much-stronger-public-outcry-against-the-effort-of-undermining-the-nuclear-deal/

Trita Parsi on Trump's Iran Threat, Dermot Murphy on Local News Cuts
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2018-08-03
Media…
fair.org/home/trita-parsi-on-trumps-iran-threat-dermot-murphy-on-local-news-cuts/