Daily Archives: June 5, 2020

2020-06-05: News Headlines

Philip Giraldi (2020-06-04). Operating Outside the Rule of Law: Washington Pressures International Criminal Court. globalresearch.ca There is apparently no limit to what the United States and Israel can get away with without any consequences. The United States has been waging devastating economic warfare against Iran and Venezuela while also blaming China for a global health …

WSWS (2020-06-04). Anger over US police assault on Australian journalists in Washington DC. wsws.org Had the attack occurred in a country such as China or Iran, the muted response from the Australian political establishment would undoubtedly have been very different.

Scott Ritter (2020-06-04). Pompeo pushes allies to increase funding to fight ISIS, but US' real goal is setting up a front for countering Iran (yes, AGAIN). thealtworld.com Despite President Trump's previous claims that Islamic State has been 100 percent eliminated, the US is seeking …

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-06-04). Bringing Lebanon to its knees. thealtworld.com Syria and Iran can cope with another round of US sanctions. The Lebanese are the most vulnerable targets of the 'Caeser Act'. | The Trump administration is promising Syria and its allies in Iran and Lebanon a fresh package of 'suffocating' sanctions in two weeks' time with the coming into force of the so-called 'Caesar Act', whose provisions were passed by both houses of Congress last December. | The aim of this legislation is not only to suffocate Syria but also to inflict as much economic pain as possible on its backers, especially in Lebanon, Iran, and Russia. It targets all groups, companies, and individuals…

Erika Williams (2020-06-04). Russia OKs Use of Nukes in Response to Non-Nuclear Attacks. globalresearch.ca Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new government policy for nuclear deterrence on Tuesday that allows the use of nuclear weapons in response to conventional arms attacks. | Russia says its nuclear weapons are developed in order to deter potential attacks …

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-06-04). U.S. Abandons Open Skies for New Age Space Weapons. counterpunch.org With the U.S. deciding to walk out of the Open Skies agreement, the U.S. is signaling to the world that it intends to return to days of Pax Americana that existed post-World War II, when it was the sole possessor of nuclear weapons. It has already walked out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in

commondreams (2020-06-04). Beyond Nuclear Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging High-Level Radioactive Waste Dump for Entire Inventory of U.S. "Spent" Reactor Fuel. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Gordon Duff (2020-06-03). Disclosure: The Pandemic, the Awful Secret They've Been Hiding, an Intel Drop. thealtworld.com We have multiple confirmations that a vaccine for COVID 19 not only exists but has existed for some time, since 2019, perhaps as early as 2017. | We are also told that COVID 19, as VT reported in March, was deployed against China, then Italy, then France, then Iran and Spain and then the US as a "fund raiser." | COVID 19 is the ultimate "sanction" and ultimate tool to bring about that "New World Order" we have been hearing about. Now we see it as a reality. | Let us remind, do note that Boris Johnson got it, and we believe that, but so many others have not and there is a reason for that, they got the "million dol…

Mark Thompson (2020-06-03). Extremely Well-Written Piece on How Much of the Nuclear Arsenal Is Nothing but an Unneeded and Dangerous Make-Jobs Program. anti-empire.com When you get to a certain age, you may need help in getting around. You know: canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. Same thing's true with nuclear bombers. To face ever-improving air defenses over countries they might have to attack, they're turning into lobbers, not bombers. They can fly close to their targets, but stay outside the range of enemy air defenses. That way, the thinking goes, they can "safely" lob atomic weapons, designed to kill millions, with minimal risk to the weapon or the people deploying it. | Bizarre world, this nuclear-war biz. | Just brand it "deterrence," the liturgy goes, and it's not only lo…

RT (2020-06-05). Arctic oil spill: Russian watchdog 'revealed violations' in Norilsk thermal power plant's operations in 2017. rt.com Russia's Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service (Rostechnadzor) revealed violations in the operation of tanks at the combined heat and power plant CHPP-3 in Norilsk, in Russia's Krasnoyarsk Region, in 2017, according to the SPARK database. During inspections in the fall of 2017, Rostechnadzor found irregularities in the operation of two tanks for fuel storage at the thermal power plant that belongs to the Norilsk-Taimyr Energy Company (NTEC), which is part of the Nornickel group. | The watchdog also said the company had failed to conduct repair work which had been planned earlier at…

RT (2020-06-04). 'Thank you, Iran!': Trump says 'deal is possible' after Tehran releases US Navy vet. rt.com US President Donald Trump has praised Tehran for releasing US Navy veteran Michael White, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2018, hinting at a breakthrough that may pave way for a new nuclear deal. | "I just got off the phone with former American hostage Michael White, who is now in Zurich after being released from Iran. He will be on a U.S. plane shortly, and is COMING HOME to the United States," Trump tweeted on Thursday evening, before giving credit to the Islamic Republic for its cooperation in the process. | Thank you Iran, it shows a deal is possible! | I just got off the phone with former Ameri…

RT (2020-06-04). US nuclear secrets reportedly stolen from missile contractor. Surprised to learn that Russian hackers are blamed again? rt.com Cyber extortionists have stolen confidential documents possibly containing information about the United States Minuteman III nuclear deterrent, according to reports. | The hackers The Minuteman III is a key nuclear deterrent system that controls thermonuclear warheads that c…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-05). Russia backs Iran's peaceful satellite launch. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — Russia has defended Iran's right to launch a satellite, dismissing US claims that Tehran was defying the UN resolution endorsing the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers by sending it into space.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-05). Iran urges lifting of 'all inhumane sanctions' against Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — Tehran has reiterated its support to the Syrian government and nation, calling for the removal of all sanctions, which have hampered Damascus' efforts in the reconstruction of the country.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-05). Foreign Ministry delivers initial report on Iranian ship's sinking in Iraqi port. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry has delivered the initial report on a cargo ship that sank off the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr early Friday.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-05). Iran releases American convict due to Islamic Kindness. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — Tehran has announced the release of a US citizen, Michael White, who had been imprisoned on security charges in Iran.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-05). FM Zarif calls for release of all Iranians imprisoned in US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif referred to the upcoming return of an Iranian citizen who has been jailed in the US, calling on Washington to release all Iranian hostages.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-05). Unblocking Iran's resources in foreign banks must be seriously pursued: Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appreciated the efforts by the Central Bank of Iran for unblocking Iran's resources in foreign banks and emphasized on providing the necessary currency for the imports of basic goods.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-05). Iran COVID-19 update: 2886 new cases, 63 deaths in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2886 people and claimed 63 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-05). Iranian ship sinks off Iraqi coast. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — An Iranian vessel has drowned near the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr, a senior Iranian maritime official said on Friday.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-05). Imam Khomeini forced US to get its knee off the oppressed people's necks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said 57 years ago people shouted "we cannot breathe", but it was Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, who forced the US to get its knee off the oppressed people's neck.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-04). Iran, Turkey resume border activities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA) — Spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration [IRICA] said that Iran and Turkey have resumed border activities on Thursday morning.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-04). Iran keen on continuous coop. with China's NPC: Ghalibaf. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA) — Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said that the approach of the Iranian Parliament is to continue cooperating and strengthening parliamentary relations with the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) in order to further develop and expand relations.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-04). Iran records 3,574 new COVID-19 cases. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA) — The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected 3,574 people and claimed 59 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, a senior health official said.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-04). Pakistan felicitates Ghalibaf on election as new Parl. Speaker. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA) — Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan Asad Qaiser congratulated Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf on his election as the new Iranian parliament Speaker, inviting him to visit Pakistan.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-04). Maintaining public health top priority for gov't: Pres. Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 04 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that maintaining the health of the people and all members of society is a top priority for the government.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-04). Iran, UAE resume maritime trade. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — The ports affairs director of Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) Ravanbakhsh Behzadian said that Iran and UAE have resumed maritime trade.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-04). Persian Gulf Anthropological Museum. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 05 (MNA) — Persian Gulf Anthropological Museum is one of the largest anthropological museums in the south of the country, located in Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province.

sputniknews (2020-06-05). Iranian Cargo Ship Sinks in Iraqi Territorial Waters, Casualties Reported — Video. sputniknews.com The incident comes amid ongoing tensions between Washington and Tehran in the Persian Gulf region, which began last year with mysterious sabotage attacks against several oil tankers off the Emirati coast.

sputniknews (2020-06-05). 'The Pandemic Will Not Change UK or US Narrative When it Comes to Global Competition' – Analyst. sputniknews.com Government Communications Headquarters Director Jeremy Fleming said earlier this week that the NHS is being targeted by cyberattacks from Russia, China and Iran, which are aimed at getting access to sensitive data such as vaccine research in the UK.

Kathy Kelly (2020-06-02). Of Plowshares and Protests: The Moral Obligation to Resist. progressive.org On nuclear weapons and police brutality, what's our excuse not to do more?

Staff (2020-06-02). Headlines for June 2, 2020. democracynow.org Trump Threatens to Send Military into Streets to Crack Down on Nationwide Uprising, Protests Spread Around the U.S. and the Globe as Autopsies Confirm George Floyd Died of Homicide, Louisville Police Chief Fired After African American Man Shot and Killed Monday, 15,000 People Attend Youth Rally in Oakland, CA; Police Continue Attacks on Protesters, Outrage After White Bar Owner Who Shot and Killed 22-Year-Old James Scurlock Dodges Criminal Charge, Facebook Workers Stage Virtual "Walkout," Call Out Inaction on Trump's Posts Inciting Violence, Iranian Scientist Who Contracted COVID-19 in ICE Jail Is Deported, First…

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). Vietnam felicitates Ghalibaf on election as new Parl. Speaker. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan congratulated Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf on his election as the new Iranian parliament Speaker and called for bilateral relations to achieve global peace and stability.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). Khomeini's policies led to durability of Iranian revolution despite threats: Falk. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Commenting on the legacy of Imam Khomeini (RA), Prof. Falk says the clarity of AK's practice and policies led to the durability of the Iranian revolutionary process in the face of many threats to weaken or destroy what Iran had become.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). Iran's export of products to Afghanistan up 30% in current year: IRICA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Iran's exports value of products to neighboring Afghanistan registered a 30 percent hike in the first two months of the current Iranian calendar year [from March 21 to May 20, 2010].

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). Iran to respond to any enemy's threat at same level: Brig. Gen. Pakpour. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — The Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Ground Forces Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour on Tue. said that Islamic Republic of Iran will respond to any threat at the same level.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). Army Air Force plays key role in securing Iran's airspace: cmdr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — The Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh said that the Air Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Army has always played a key role in securing the country's airspace.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). US sanctions should not disrupt developing economic ties between Iran-Serbia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the US sanctions should not create any obstacle in development of economic relations between Islamic Republic of Iran and Serbia.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). 'Resisting, standing up against enemies', key success of Imam Khomeini: Interior min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 03 (MNA) — Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, in a message on the occasion of the demise anniversary of the founding father of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini [RA], said on Tue. that resisting and standing up against enemies, persisting on beliefs and also relying upon the religious democracy were of the key success factors of the late Imam Khomeini.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-02). Russia's State Duma Speaker calls for interaction between Iranian, Russian legislators. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 02 (MNA) — Russia's State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin on Tue. called for interaction and cooperation between Iranian and Russian lawmakers with each other.

Welch H. (2020-06-01). Removing the Thyroid From Images, Not From Patients. jamanetwork.com In March 2011, a major earthquake and tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, causing the reactor to melt down. Five years later, children living near the plant were reported to have rates of thyroid cancer 20 to 50 times that of other children in Japan. This finding, however, appeared to stem from a systematic thyroid ultrasonographic screening program—one that did not extend to the rest of Japan. Other investigators applying the same screening protocol to children in other Japanese regions found that the rate of thyroid cancer detected by screening did not differ meaningfully from that i…

Elijah Magnier (2020-05-31). Capitulation ou préparation d'une troisième intifada? thealtworld.com Par sa politique étrangère ratée, l'administration américaine est devenue, à son insu et contre son gré, le principal soutien de l'Axe de la Résistance dirigé par l'Iran. De concert avec Israà´l, Washington encourage globalement les pays à se rebeller contre sa domination. Israà´l a effectivement entraàÆné la création du Hezbollah en envahissant le Liban en 1982. Les USA ont contribué à la création des Hachd al-Chaabi en 2014 en refusant d'aider l'Irak à vaincre Daech. Israà´l et les USA ont tous les deux encouragé la création des groupes de la résistance syrienne et poussé le président Ba…