2019-07-10: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-07-10). French Senior Diplomat in Iran to Salvage Nuclear Deal. telesurenglish.net French President Emmanuel Macron's top diplomatic advisor held Wednesday high-level talks in Tehran aimed at saving the 2015 nuclear deal and easing tensions between Iran and the United States. | RELATED: | Iran Increases Uranium Production Beyond Nuclear Deal's Limit | Emmanuel Bonne met Rear-Admiral Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his deputy Abbas Araghchi. | Bonne's mission is "to try and…

teleSUR (2019-07-10). Iran Warns US Over Plans of Military Coalition in Gulf Waters. telesurenglish.net The United States hopes to enlist allies over the next two weeks or so in a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters off Iran and Yemen, where Washington blames Iran and Iran-aligned fighters for attacks, a top U.S. general said Tuesday. | RELATED: | UK Navy Seizes Tanker Filled With 'Iranian Oil' Meant for Syria | Under the plan, which has only been finalized in recent days, the United States would provide command ships and lead surveillance efforts for the military c…

Sarah Abed (2019-07-10). Iran Rightfully Increases Uranium Stockpiles and Enrichment Beyond JCPOA Limits. globalresearch.ca Iran recently increased its enriched uranium stockpiles and uranium enrichment levels beyond JCPOA limits in response to Washington's unilateral withdrawal and increased sanctions. | Fourteen months ago, Donald Trump unilaterally pulled the United States out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive …

John Shafthauer (2019-07-10). The winner of the leadership TV debate declared to be 'people who didn't watch'. thecanary.co Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt debated on 9 July. But who won? Well, as the Tory membership has already decided to go Johnson or go home — the winner was whoever avoided watching. | State of affairs : | Hunt continued his strategy of answering as if every question was 'what do the Tory membership want to hear?' This meant responses like: I'm… tough on crime? I'm tough on Iran? I'll be firm with Trump? I'll do whatever Trump wants? I'll dress like a giant chicken and practice auto-erotic asphyxiation? I'll cull squirrels to reduce TB in postmen? I'll gentrify Hadrian's wall? | Johnson, meanwhile, con…

Michael Doliner (2019-07-10). Piddling in the Think Tank. counterpunch.org So let's see if I've got this straight. Obama signed the JCPOA with Iran and other countries to get out of a tight spot. He was on the verge of being forced to go to war with Iran. That would have been a disaster. Signing this agreement was supposed to relax the tension. The agreement More

United Nations (2019-07-10). UN experts voice 'deep concern' over Iran's 'consistent pattern' of denying life-saving medical treatment to detainees. un.org Despite repeated calls, Iran continues to deny medical treatment to detainees in what amounts to "a consistent pattern", according to eight UN human rights experts, in a statement on Wednesday.

Judy Greenspan (2019-07-10). Stop the Deportations! US Hands off Iran and Venezuela! National Day of Protest. indybay.org Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland…

Global Research News (2019-07-10). Selected Articles: Towards a Banking Crisis? globalresearch.ca In spite of online censorship efforts directed against the independent media, we are happy to say that readership on globalresearch.ca has recently increased. We wish to thank all of you who share our articles far and wide. | We cover a …

Joseph Mangano (2019-07-09). High Cost of Nukes Even Higher If Medical Expenses Included. counterpunch.org Nuclear reactors are shutting in the U.S, and across the world. Reactors have always been dangerous, but over time they have also become more expensive than ever. A 2017 report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates U.S. reactors lose $2.9 billion per year in operations overall. Eight American reactors have closed permanently since 2013, and most of the remaining 97 units are very old and costly. More

Patrick Cockburn (2019-07-09). The Seizure of an Iranian Tanker and the Lethal Toll of Sanctions. counterpunch.org The seizure of an Iranian oil tanker allegedly bound for Syria by British Royal Marine commandos off Gibraltar is the latest episode in the long and disastrous history of economic sanctions in the Middle East. The UK claims that it is implementing EU sanctions on Syria, but the act will be seen by Tehran — and most other states — as the British enforcing US sanctions on Iran that the EU said it opposes. An Iranian official said a British tanker should be seized in retaliation. More

Rep. Ron Paul (2019-07-09). Frog-Marching Trump Toward War on Iran. globalresearch.ca Hypocrisy seems to have become a defining characteristic of US foreign policy, especially when it comes to Iran. After breaking the Iran deal last year and, de facto, forcing the Europeans to violate the deal in May, the US Administration …

Staff (2019-07-09). "This Is Not a Surprise": U.S. Sanctions and Saber Rattling Led to Iran's Renewed Uranium Enrichment. democracynow.org In ongoing fallout from the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed on Monday that Iran has begun enriching uranium above the level agreed to by the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran has threatened to continue to increase their production of enriched uranium if European signatories of the nuclear deal do not help ease the impact of the U.S. sanctions. We speak with Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the new think tank, the Quincy Institute, and author of "Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy."

Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright (2019-07-09). Dogs of War Howl for Blood in Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4. counterpunch.org President Trump's order to the Pentagon to have an aerial parade of military aircraft over Washington, DC on July 4 provided a history lesson of America's war mongering in the past two decades, and a terrifying view of what might appear in the skies of Iran if John Bolton gets his way. The combat aircraft More

Dan Lieberman (2019-07-09). It is not the Non-existent Iranian Bomb; it is the Other Existing Bombs. dissidentvoice.org United States (US) demands that Iran promise to halt pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile developments distract from the real intent of the US actions. Knowing that the Islamic Republic is not pursuing nuclear weapons and will react aggressively to sanctions, the US ploy deters other nations from establishing more friendly relations with Iran …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-07-09). Europe Freaks Out Over Minuscule Iranian Uranium Enrichment. globalresearch.ca Leave it to CBS News and all the other establishment propaganda mills to spin the obvious. | CBS and the others know the Iran nuke deal is a dead letter. | Trump refused to honor the agreement while Europe pretends the deal …

RT (2019-07-09). Pentagon solicits virtual reality tech to prep soldiers for 'battlefield nuclear warfare'. rt.com The Pentagon has put out a call for virtual reality training environments with "radiological/nuclear considerations" — another sign that the US' unhealthy obsession with nuclear warfare isn't going away anytime soon.

WSWS (2019-07-09). US steps up threats as Iran exceeds uranium enrichment cap. wsws.org Iran's government deliberately breached the agreement to pressure remaining signatories to the nuclear accord to counter crippling US economic sanctions.

Staff (2019-07-09). US Violates Nuclear Non-Proliferation Obligations, Undermining Credibility With Iran and N. Korea. therealnews.com Trump administration officials deploy a basic lack of understanding and contradictory policies towards Iran and North Korea, despite dealing with a similar problem: nuclear proliferation. We discuss the issue with Phyllis Bennis and Tim Shorrock…

Mazda Majidi (2019-07-08). Peligro de guerra en Irán: la máquinaria de guerra de EE. UU. "Amartillada y cargada" liberationnews.org Una nueva guerra de agresión de Estados Unidos en el Medio Oriente apenas se ha sorteado.

Staff (2019-07-08). Headlines for July 8, 2019. democracynow.org Trump & DOJ Reverse Stance, Will Keep Pushing for Citizenship Question in 2020 Census, Trump Admin Threatens It's Ready to Start Deporting Up to 1 Million People, ICE and FBI Have Used Facial Recognition Technology to Mine DMV Databases, Trump: Migrants "Very Happy" with Situation in U.S. Migrant Jails, Iran Breaches Nuclear Deal Limits, Condemns U.K.'s Seizure of Oil Tanker, Sudanese Military Leaders and Opposition Agree to 3-Year Power-Sharing Deal, Greek Snap Elections Hand Victory to Conservative Party, U.S. Women's Team Wins Soccer World Cup, Shining a Spotlight on Gender Pay Disparity, State of Emergency De…

unitedEditor (2019-07-08). What gift has Iran prepared for Europe on JCPOA? uwidata.com Hasan Rouhani's ultimatum to Europe for rescuing the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA) has expired and the whole world is waiting to see what Iran will do next — continue observing the nuclear deal or create a nuclear bomb. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has made a statement suggesting Iran will go over to the …

Jason Ditz (2019-07-06). Spain Says Iranian Oil Tanker Was Seized by Britain at US Request. theantimedia.com Analysts expressed surprise at the unusually aggressive move against a commercial oil tanker.

Staff (2019-07-05). An Hour with Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More. democracynow.org In April, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. In this hour-long special, we air an excerpt of Chomsky's speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman.

unitedEditor (2019-07-05). Why has Arab League turned on Turkey, Iran? uwidata.com The Secretary General of the of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, has once again charged Turkey and Iran with expansionism allegedly aimed at spreading their influence to the Arab countries of the Middle East. As he spoke in Cairo at the opening of an Arab Parliament seminar on "building a unified strategy …

Tyler Durden (2019-07-05). Iran Threatens Seizure of UK Oil Tanker if Iranian Oil Tanker Not Released. theantimedia.com (ZH) — Iran has called for the "immediate release" of its oil tanker after British Royal Marines boarded and seized it off Gibraltar a day ago after it took a long 90-day trek around the tip of Africa, presumably to evade sanctions enforcement en route to Syria. Authorities had accused the Grace 1 supertanker of illegal smuggling …

Jason Ditz (2019-07-04). British Marines Seize Oil Tanker Suspected of Bringing Iranian Oil to Syria. theantimedia.com British Royal Marines have seized an oil tanker they suspected was headed to Syria, which would be a violation of US and EU sanctions.

Jason Ditz (2019-07-04). Israel Ready to Join a US War Against Iran. theantimedia.com (ANTIWAR.COM) — Israel has spent decades talking up the potential for a war against Iran, and invested heavily in lobbying the US to be hostile toward Iran. Recent talk of the US attacking Iran and starting such a war has Israeli hawks, unsurprisingly, crossing their fingers. Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz says the country is continue to …

Claudia Drdul (2019-07-03). Speak-out in San Francisco demands no war on Iran. liberationnews.org More than 125 concerned community members rallied to a call from the ANSWER Coalition at the corner of 24th and Mission Streets on June 26 opposing the United States government's recent escalations against Iran.

Staff (2019-07-02). Headlines for July 2, 2019. democracynow.org Lawmakers Decry Dire Conditions and Lack of Accountability During Visit to Texas Migrant Jails, Migrant Child Freed from Clint Border Patrol Jail: "They Treated Us Badly", ProPublica: Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Rife with Racist, Sexist and Anti-Immigrant Posts, Migrant Father and Daughter Who Drowned in Rio Grande Buried in El Salvador, #CloseTheCamps Protests Planned Across the U.S., Mexico Deploys National Guard, Ramps Up Crackdown on Immigrants, Hong Kong Protests Continue as Activists Renew Demands to Withdraw Extradition Bill, Iran Surpasses Enriched Uranium Stockpile Allowed Under Nuclear Deal, Jap…

susan_p (2019-07-02). US Scholars: 'An American attack on Iran would be an unmitigated disaster for the US, Iran, and the world'. greenleft.org.au A number of Middle East and Islamic Studies scholars in the United States have signed this open letter below, calling on US President Donald Trump to pull back from war with Iran. | We, the undersigned scholars of the Middle East and North Africa and broader Muslim world, call on President Trump to immediately pull back from the brink of a war with the Islamic Republic of Iran. | It is clear to us that the human, diplomatic, legal, political, and economic costs to both countries, the Persian Gulf and larger Middle East, the global economy and the global system of international humanitarian law of a US attack woul…

susan_p (2019-07-02). If war breaks out with Iran, it won't be an accident. greenleft.org.au Some things are still unclear about US President Donald Trump's recent decision to bomb Iran — and his rapid-fire follow-up decision not to. | We still do not know what he or his bomb-Iran cheerleaders — National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — thought the bombing would actually accomplish. | We also do not know why Trump decided to recall the bombers. (Trump claimed it was because a general told him 150 people would die in the attack. But given Trump's indifference to civilian c…

unitedEditor (2019-07-01). US-Saudi Energy Relations. uwidata.com In 2017, according to the US Energy Information Administration, Saudi Arabia, following Russia, Iran and Qatar, had the fourth-largest natural gas reserves in the world. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the country's natural gas reserves amounted to 304 trillion cubic meters. Most of Saudi Arabia's natural gas is consumed in the petrochemical sector …

unitedEditor (2019-06-30). G20: Primary Results. uwidata.com A large two-day summit of the world's leading economies was held in Osaka, Japan. Following the meeting, the participants crafted a joint statement on security, ecology, migration, economics, etc. International politics The leaders touched on the topic of Iran, expressing concern over the ongoing and escalating conflict. In recent weeks the conflict between the United …

Norman Stockwell (2019-06-29). The Conflict with Iran Is Rooted in Two Views of History. progressive.org Author and retired Army colonel Andrew Bacevich puts the current flare in tensions with Iran in historical context.

Reese Erlich (2019-06-28). Foreign Correspondent: The 'Trump Doctrine' Isn't Working. progressive.org The Iranian government saw the President's vacillation as a sign of weakness, one journalist tells me: "Iran was ready to retaliate on an unbelievable scale."

Max Blumenthal (2019-06-28). US officials join bizarre Iranian cult MEK in rallying for regime change. thegrayzone.com The exiled Iranian MEK regime change cult rallied in front of the US State Department, just after Trump backtracked from…

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-28). Most Senators Oppose War with Iran Without Congressional Approval. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 28, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting 50-40 in favor of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to block funding for military action against Iran without congressional approval, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because …

CGTN America (2019-06-26). Is the US on the brink of war with Iran? cgtn.com On The Heat Podcast, we talk with Negar Mortazavi, consultant editor for The Independent, on rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran, and whether veiled threats from either country could see us on the brink of war.

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Kathy Kelly (2019-06-25). United States Is in No Position to Lecture Iran. progressive.org The greatest outlier in terms of possessing nuclear weapons is the United States.

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-20). Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to reports that the Trump administration is considering strikes on Iran in response to the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "The United States has stumbled into a perilous situation. If, for example, the U.S. …

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-17). Sending More Troops to the Middle East is Adding Fuel to the Fire. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 17, 2019 — In response to the Trump administration's decision to send an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East amidst escalating tensions with Iran, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "Rather than pursuing diplomatic off ramps to avert conflict with Iran, the Trump administration is …

Peace Action (2019-06-17). Peace Action Endorses Ayanna Pressley for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 17, 2019 — Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace organization, and its affiliate Massachusetts Peace Action, endorsed Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts' 7th district. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and …

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-14). High Tensions in the Persian Gulf Require 'Maximum Restraint,' Not 'Maximum Pressure'. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 14, 2019 — In response to heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf resulting from recent attacks on oil tankers and escalatory U.S. policies towards Iran, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "Recent attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf and the resulting increase in tensions …

CGTN America (2019-05-24). Why the Iran deal failed. cgtn.com In this podcast we talk about why the Iran deal failed with John Sitilides, a geopolitical strategist and consultant to the U.S. State Department and Barbara Slavin, the director of the Atlantic Council's Future of Iran Initiative.

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