2021-06-03: Social Media Postees

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The UN Took Away Iran's Right to Vote in the General Assembly
telesurenglish.net | 2021-06-03
On Thursday, Iran strongly condemned the United Nations' decision to remove its voting rights in the General Assembly due to the delay in paying membership dues worth some US$16 million. | RELATED: | Iran: Health Spending Has Increased Sixfold in Past Eight Years | "US economic terrorism prevents Iran from paying for food, let alone UN fees," Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif tweeted. | The Iranian official suggested that the United Nations collect the unpaid fees us…

Iranian ship, petrochemical plant hit by fires amid threats from Israel
wsws.org | 2021-06-03
Tensions have mounted in the context of an imminent change of government in Israel and continuing talks in Vienna on reviving the Iran nuclear deal.

The Electoral Politics and Legitimation Crisis in Iran
Behrooz Ghamari Tabrizi | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-03
Last week, Iran's Guardian Council disqualified an entire class of politically diverse candidates from running in the next month's presidential election. The Council certified only seven candidates, one of whom, Ayatollah Ibrahim Raisi, the current Head of the Judiciary, is unmistakably designated to be the next president of the Islamic Republic. The Council axed all…

US Supply Convoy Targeted In Southern Iraq Few Hours After Another Attack Failed (Photos)
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-06-03
Illustrative image | On June 3, a convoy carrying supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition came under attack near the city of Nasiriyah in the southern Iraqi province of Dhi Qar. | The Sabereen News, a Telegram channel known to be close to Iranian-backed forces in Iraq, said that the convoy was moving 17 container filled with supplies and equipment to US troops in Ain al-Assad Air Base in the western province of al-Anbar. The convoy's trucks were all damaged as a result of the attack. | According to Sabereen News, t…

Israel's New Mossad Chief Threatens More Assassinations and Attacks Inside Iran
Dave DeCamp | globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-03
On Tuesday, the …

The Nuclearization of Space
Karl Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-03
"BACK TO THE FUTURE NASA'S NEW NUCLEAR VISION" was the headline emblazoned on the cover this past month of the leading U.S. aerospace trade publication, Aviation Week & Space Technology.

Massive Fire Broke Out At Tehran Oil Refinery (Videos)
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-06-02
Screen grab from one of the fire videos (youtu.be/VTTw9v7EHE8) | On June 2, a massive fire broke out at the Tondguyan refinery which is located in the southern outskirts of the Iranian capital Tehran. | According to the Iranian media, ambulances and firefighters were quickly dispatched to the oil refinery, where all operations were ceased. So far, no casualties have been reported. | | Mansour Darajati, head of Tehran's crisis management organization, told state TV that a leak at a liquid gas pipeline at the fa…

U.S. Sold 2M Barrels Of Seized Iranian Crude Oil Immediately After Taking It In February
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-06-02
Click to see full-size image | In February 2021, the US seized the MT Achilleas, a Liberia-flagged ship, operated by a Greek company, loaded to the brim with Iranian crude oil. | By March it had already sold the oil. | The Achilleas' Greek owner, Capital Ship Management Corp., alerted U.S. authorities to the possibility it had unknowingly taken on Iranian crude, after initially believing it came from Iraq. The vessel was fully loaded and can carry more than 2 million barrels, according to shipping documents. | The U.S.

Iranian Navy's Largest Ship Catches Fire, Sinks In Gulf Of Oman
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-06-02
Click to see full-size image | On June 2nd, the Iranian Navy's largest ship caught fire and subsequently sank in the Gulf of Oman. | The circumstances surrounding the incident are largely unclear. | The Fars and Tasnim news agencies said efforts failed to save the support ship Kharg, named after the island that serves as the main oil terminal for Iran. | The fire on the ship began after midnight and firefighters attempted to contain it, but ultimately failed. | The vessel sank near the Iranian…

How John Hersey Blew the Whistle on the Reality of Nuclear War
Lawrence Wittner | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-06-02
In this crisply written, well-researched book, Lesley Blume, a journalist and biographer, tells the fascinating story of the background to John Hersey's pathbreaking article Hiroshima, and of its extraordinary impact upon the world. In 1945, although only 30 years of age, Hersey was a very prominent war correspondent for Time magazine–a key part of publisher …

Eisenhower Rejected Military Chiefs' Demand for Nuclear War on China, Classified Account of '58 Taiwan Strait Crisis Reveals
Gareth Porter | globalresearch.ca | 2021-06-02
Fearing a new …

Why Now Was the Right Time to Release Top-Secret File on Nuclear Weapons
Jon Schwarz | zcomm.org | 2021-06-02
The document about a 1958 crisis shows officials eagerly making the case for atomic warfare against China…

"If There Are Enough Shovels to Go Around:" Surviving the Nuclear Threat
Brian Terrell | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-02
"Dig a hole, cover it with a couple of doors and then throw three feet of dirt on top. . . . It's the dirt that does it. . . . . If there are enough shovels to go around, everybody's going to make it." This bit of cheery advice was offered by Thomas K.

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