2021-04-15: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-15). March 11, 2011: Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War: The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation. globalresearch.ca Unimaginable" levels of radiation still prevail. In the words of Dr. Helen Caldicott, "one millionth of a gram of plutonium, if inhaled can cause cancer". If not duly addressed, the continued dumping of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean constitutes a potential trigger to a process of global radioactive contamination.

Medea Benjamin, Ariel Gold (2021-04-15). The hawks who want war with Iran are working overtime. nationofchange.org As the saboteurs of diplomacy hope for a violent escalation, let's keep in mind, and hope Iran agrees, that the best revenge would be a revived JCPOA.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-15). Israel Sabotages the Natanz Nuclear Facility. counterpunch.org Over the weekend, Iran marked National Nuclear Technology Day. The stars of the show were going to be new advanced centrifuges at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant. Unfortunately, the stars did not shine and President Hassan Rouhani and his officials were left with a reminder of the previous time the centrifuges at Natanz crashed. In

Eds. (2021-04-15). Grave concerns raised as Japan announces release of radioactive water into the sea. mronline.org JAPAN has come under fire after its government announced today that it would release more than a million metric tonnes of radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. | April 15, 2021 | Newswire…

_____ (2021-04-15). For JCPOA Re-entry, Biden Must Tear Down This Sanctions Wall. popularresistance.org It was clear from the outset: Returning to the Iran Nuclear Deal was not a matter of nuclear technicalities or diplomatic savvy. It was and remains primarily a matter of political will and political capital. | Though all eyes will be on the start of formal talks in Vienna this week, the real test will take place in Washington D.C. where President Joe Biden must muster the political will to tear down the "sanctions wall" his predecessor put in place for the sole purpose of preventing an American return to the nuclear agreement, lest the talks in Vienna will be for naught. | With only two months left until the Iran…

Steven Sahiounie (2021-04-15). The Israeli Attack on Iran May Sabotage the US Goal of a New Nuclear Deal. globalresearch.ca On April 11, the Natanz uranium enrichment site was attacked. An …

Ariel Gold (2021-04-15). The Hawks Who Want War With Iran Are Working Overtime. mintpressnews.com WASHINGTON (

Mark H. Gaffney (2021-04-15). Does Biden Want to Provoke Russia into A Rash Military Action, "Leading" the World to the Brink of Nuclear War? globalresearch.ca Scarcely three months into his presidency, Joe Biden is "leading" the …

Labor Video Project (2021-04-15). Seattle APRI Panel:Mineworkers Union Of Namibia Rossing Mine Fight Against Union Busting. indybay.org The Seattle APRI held a panel with Namibian Mineworkers Union Rossing fired union leaders who discussed the union busting by the China National Nuclear Corporation CNNC in Namibia.

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). China urges Japan to reconsider decision on nuclear waste disposal: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn China strongly urges Japan to reconsider its decision on the disposal of nuclear waste, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

Ahyousha Khan* (2021-04-15). Indian Nuclear Attack Submarines (SSN) And Security Calculus In Indian Ocean — OpEd. eurasiareview.com In

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-15). Ukrainian Envoy: NATO or Nuclear Weapons. news.antiwar.com Today Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky seconded a statement by Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili that "it is time for concrete proposals for Ukraine and Georgia to obtain a NATO MAP and a plan to join the EU." The two countries have been paired as partners for future NATO membership, with both being promised membership in the …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-15). Ukrainian envoy: NATO or nuclear weapons. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukrainian envoy: NATO or nuclear weaponsRick Rozoff Today Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky seconded a statement by Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili that "it is time for concrete proposals for Ukraine and Georgia to obtain a NATO MAP and a plan to join the EU." The two countries have been paired as partners for future NATO membership, …

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). Greenpeace expert: Japan's decision must be overturned. ecns.cn Dumping contaminated wastewater into the sea may be the cheapest way for Japan to deal with its troubles of Fukushima nuclear plant, but the Japanese government's decision completely disregards the human rights and interests of the people in Japan and the wider Asia-Pacific region, said Shaun Burnie, a senior nuclear specialist with Greenpeace East Asia.

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-14). Tulsi Gabbard and Tucker Carlson: war with Russia over Ukraine could produce unimaginable nuclear catastrophe. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Leading Ukrainian official warns Russia of possible World War III Russia deploys two armies, three airborne units to counter threat from 40,000 NATO troops on its border…

The Socialist Program (2021-04-14). In the News: Police Murders are not a "Mistake" — They are Class War Against Black America. liberationnews.org On today's "In the News" roundtable, Brian Becker, Esther Iverem Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss the police murder of Daunte Wright outside of Minneapolis as the trial of Derek Chauvin continues, the Pentagon's latest statement on "extremism" in its ranks, the brutalization of Army lieutenant Caron Nazario, the cyberattack on a key Iranian nuclear facility, and more.

Global Research News (2021-04-14). Selected Articles: Fearmongering Goes Nuclear — 'We're in Brand-New Pandemic'. globalresearch.ca By Israeli researchers found people who received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine were eight times more likely to be …

RT (2021-04-14). Serbia to become second European country to start production of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, after Russia itself. rt.com Production of Sputnik V, the world's first registered vaccine against Covid-19, has started in Serbia, the Russian developers of the jab have announced. Italy, India and Iran are expected to follow suit in the coming months. | "Production of Sputnik V vaccine was successfully launched in Serbia," Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)

RT (2021-04-14). Serbia becomes first European country to start production of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine. rt.com Production of Sputnik V, the world's first registered vaccine against Covid-19, has started in Serbia, the Russian developers of the jab have announced. Italy, India and Iran are expected to follow suit in the coming months. | "Production of Sputnik V vaccine was successfully launched in Serbia," Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-04-14). Fearmongering Goes Nuclear — 'We're in Brand-New Pandemic'. globalresearch.ca In some areas of the world, including Florida, where I live, …

South Front (2021-04-14). Video: Iran's Much-troubled Nuclear Program. Cyber-Attack against Natanz Facility. globalresearch.ca Iran's Natanz nuclear facility is an incredibly important piece of infrastructure …

Staff (2021-04-14). Headlines for April 14, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Announces U.S. Will Withdraw Its Troops from Afghanistan by September 11, Protests Continue After Police Killing of Daunte Wright as His Family Demands Justice, Derek Chauvin Murder Trial Continues with Defense Calling Its First Witnesses, Iran Ramps Up Uranium Enrichment Following Natanz Attack and Amid Talks on 2015 Nuclear Deal, White House Moves Forward with $23 Billion Weapons Sale to UAE, Russian Troops Amass on Eastern Border as U.S. and NATO Pledge Support for Ukraine, U.S. Sends Unofficial Delegation to Taiwan as China Warns Against Foreign Intervention, Burkina Faso to Try Ex-President Blaise Comp…

Oliver Boyd-Barrett (2021-04-14). From RussiaGate to UkraineGate: Route to Apocalypse. mintpressnews.com Corruption and supposed efforts to reduce it have become a neoconservative weapon of choice with which to operate the controls on the funding sluice gates to acolytes of the U.S.-led international neoconservative empire.

RT (2021-04-14). 'Prolonged' nuclear talks with US would be 'harmful', Khamenei warns as Iran reportedly close to starting 60% uranium enrichment. rt.com Iranian-US talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal should not "drag on," Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has said, warning Washington against demanding Tehran return to its commitments before sanctions are lifted. | "The talks shouldn't become talks of attrition. They shouldn't be [conducted] in a way that parties drag on and prolong the talks. This is harmful to the country," Khamenei said in Tehran on Wednesday. | "Most of the proposals by the Americans are arrogant and contemptuous. They are not worth looking at," he added in remarks carried by Iranian news network Press TV. | The US and Iran remain at a s…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Russian Forces Return To Syria's Tell Rifaat After Temporary Withdrawal (Video, Photos). southfront.org Sergei Novikov/TASS | Russian forces have returned to the northern Syrian town of Tell Rifaat and its surroundings, which are controlled by Kurdish forces, after a widely-reported withdrawal. | On April 13, the withdrawal of Russian Military Police units was reported by the Hawar News Agency. According to the agency, the units withdrew from Tell Rifaat as well as from the nearby areas of Sherawa and Ksht'ar. | Later, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Syrian Arab Army and Iranian-backed…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-14). Iran To Enrich Uranium To 60% In Response To Nuclear Deal Signatory "Evilness" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 13th, Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has called Tehran's decision to enrich uranium up to 60% after saboteurs attacked a nuclear site a necessary response. | He called it "an answer to your evilness," linking the incident to ongoing talks in Vienna over the Iran Nuclear Deal. | Israel is suspected of carrying out this weekend's assault at the Natanz nuclear facility. | The escalation in enrichment could see further retaliation as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vow…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Russian Forces Return To Syria's Tell Rifaat After Temporary Withdraw (Video, Photos). southfront.org Sergei Novikov/TASS | Russian forces have returned to the northern Syrian town of Tell Rifaat and its surroundings, which are controlled by Kurdish forces, after a widely-reported withdrawal. | On April 13, the withdrawal of Russian Military Police units was reported by the Hawar News Agency. According to the agency, the units withdrew from Tell Rifaat as well as from the nearby areas of Sherawa and Ksht'ar. | Later, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Syrian Arab Army and Iranian-backed…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-14). Iran's Supreme Leader: US Proposals 'Not Worth Looking At'. news.antiwar.com On Wednesday, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "The talks shouldn't become talks of attrition," Khamenei said from Tehran, according to Iran's Press TV. "They shouldn't be in a way that parties drag on and prolong the talks. This is harmful to the country." | While the US and Iran are engaged in negotiations, the Biden administration has the power…

Staff (2021-04-14). Leader reiterates Iran's final say on JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei underlined the policy of the country regarding any return to JCPOA commitments.

teleSUR (2021-04-14). Globalink: How Will Iran Respond to Nuclear Facility Incident?>. telesurenglish.net Iran says Israel behind sabotage at nuclear facility to disrupt Vienna talks. How will Iran respond to this kind of action? Will Iran and U.S. hold talks in Vienna?>

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-14). Blinken Calls Iran's Increase in Uranium Enrichment 'Provocative'. news.antiwar.com Speaking from NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, "We take very seriously its provocative announcement of an intent to begin enriching uranium at 60 percent," Blinken said. "I have to tell you the step calls into question Iran's seriousness with regard to the nuclear talks." | Missing from Blinken's comments was any condemnation of what cau…

Staff (2021-04-14). E3 expresses concern over Iran's 60% enrichment. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — Releasing a statement, the governments of France, Germany and the United Kingdom (the E3) expressed concern about the announcement by Iran that it will start uranium enrichment up to 60%.

Staff (2021-04-14). Rouhani stresses need to continue Tehran-Ankara coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani emphasized the need for continued regional cooperation between Tehran and Ankara.

Staff (2021-04-14). Zarif says not much time left for Biden. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — Iranian FM Zarif believes that nuclear terrorism at Natanz has unleashed a dangerous spiral that can only be contained by ending US economic terrorism.

Staff (2021-04-14). Iranian film to vie at Cannes World Film Fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — "The Bench" directed by Milad Ahmadvand is to vie at the 1st round of the Cannes World Film Festival 2021.

Staff (2021-04-14). Iran stresses achieving $20-billion trade with Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — A senior Iranian parliamentary official called for the enhancement of bilateral trades between Iran and Iraq.

Staff (2021-04-14). IAEA inspectors visit Iran's Natanz nuclear enrichment site. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — Inspectors from UN nuclear watchdog visited Iran's uranium enrichment site at Natanz on Wednesday.

Staff (2021-04-14). 'Stop violating rights of Iranian people'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — In a letter to the Secretary General of Council of European Union, Secretary General of Iran's Human Rights Office lashed out at irresponsibility in violation of rights of Iranian people by member states of the Council.

WSWS (2021-04-14). US, NATO step up threats against Russia, turning Black Sea region into a powder keg. wsws.org The actions by the US and NATO, above all the threats of Ukrainian NATO membership, are reckless provocations that directly pose the risk of war between nuclear-armed Russia and NATO.

teleSUR (2021-04-14). Japan To Dump Contaminated Radioactive Wastewater Into the Sea. telesurenglish.net Japan announced Tuesday that it will dump more than one million tons of contaminated radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean. The decision has been met with strong opposition at home and abroad, as it will threaten global marine ecosystems and food security. | RELATED: | The disposal of contaminated wastewater has been a decade-long problem since the Fukushima nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011. After suffering core mel…

ecns.cn (2021-04-14). China seriously concerned about Japan's disposal of Fukushima water. ecns.cn China Tuesday expressed serious concerns about Japan's decision to discharge contaminated water from Fukushima nuclear station by releasing it into the Pacific Ocean.

Staff (2021-04-14). VIDEO: Inverted tulips in Yasuj. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 15 (MNA) — The fritillaria imperialis tulips, known as inverted tulips, have now blossomed in Yasuj in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province. The full bloom of this flower is spectacular, but the flower's lifespan is short.

Staff (2021-04-14). 10 Zionists killed, wounded in attack on Mossad HQ in Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — Iraqi sources released new details of the attack on the Mossad headquarters in the north of the country and published the names of a number of killed Zionists.

Staff (2021-04-14). Saudi forces launch bloody attack on Yemeni civilians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — At the threshold of holy month of Ramadan, Saudi-led coalition forces launched bloody attack against Yemeni civilians.

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2021-04-14: News Headlines

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-04-14). Fearmongering Goes Nuclear — 'We're in Brand-New Pandemic'. globalresearch.ca In some areas of the world, including Florida, where I live, …

Staff (2021-04-14). Headlines for April 14, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Announces U.S. Will Withdraw Its Troops from Afghanistan by September 11, Protests Continue After Police Killing of Daunte Wright as His Family Demands Justice, Derek Chauvin Murder Trial Continues with Defense Calling Its First Witnesses, Iran Ramps Up Uranium Enrichment Following Natanz Attack and Amid Talks on 2015 Nuclear Deal, White House Moves Forward with $23 Billion Weapons Sale to UAE, Russian Troops Amass on Eastern Border as U.S. and NATO Pledge Support for Ukraine, U.S. Sends Unofficial Delegation to Taiwan as China Warns Against Foreign Intervention, Burkina Faso to Try Ex-President Blaise Comp…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-14). Iran To Enrich Uranium To 60% In Response To Nuclear Deal Signatory "Evilness" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 13th, Iran's president Hassan Rouhani on has called Tehran's decision to enrich uranium up to 60% after saboteurs attacked a nuclear site a necessary response. | He called it "an answer to your evilness," linking the incident to ongoing talks in Vienna over the Iran Nuclear Deal. | Israel is suspected of carrying out this weekend's assault at the Natanz nuclear facility. | The escalation in enrichment could see further retaliation as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Russian Forces Return To Syria's Tell Rifaat After Temporary Withdrawal (Video, Photos). southfront.org Sergei Novikov/TASS | Russian forces have returned to the northern Syrian town of Tell Rifaat and its surroundings, which are controlled by Kurdish forces, after a widely-reported withdrawal. | On April 13, the withdrawal of Russian Military Police units was reported by the Hawar News Agency. According to the agency, the units withdrew from Tell Rifaat as well as from the nearby areas of Sherawa and Ksht'ar. | Later, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Syrian Arab Army and Iranian-backed…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-14). Iran To Enrich Uranium To 60% In Response To Nuclear Deal Signatory "Evilness" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 13th, Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has called Tehran's decision to enrich uranium up to 60% after saboteurs attacked a nuclear site a necessary response. | He called it "an answer to your evilness," linking the incident to ongoing talks in Vienna over the Iran Nuclear Deal. | Israel is suspected of carrying out this weekend's assault at the Natanz nuclear facility. | The escalation in enrichment could see further retaliation as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vow…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Russian Forces Return To Syria's Tell Rifaat After Temporary Withdraw (Video, Photos). southfront.org Sergei Novikov/TASS | Russian forces have returned to the northern Syrian town of Tell Rifaat and its surroundings, which are controlled by Kurdish forces, after a widely-reported withdrawal. | On April 13, the withdrawal of Russian Military Police units was reported by the Hawar News Agency. According to the agency, the units withdrew from Tell Rifaat as well as from the nearby areas of Sherawa and Ksht'ar. | Later, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Syrian Arab Army and Iranian-backed…

South Front (2021-04-14). Video: Iran's Much-troubled Nuclear Program. Cyber-Attack against Natanz Facility. globalresearch.ca Iran's Natanz nuclear facility is an incredibly important piece of infrastructure …

Staff (2021-04-14). Leader reiterates Iran's final say on JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei underlined the policy of the country regarding any return to JCPOA commitments.

Staff (2021-04-14). Rouhani stresses need to continue Tehran-Ankara coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani emphasized the need for continued regional cooperation between Tehran and Ankara.

Staff (2021-04-14). Zarif says not much time left for Biden. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — Iranian FM Zarif believes that nuclear terrorism at Natanz has unleashed a dangerous spiral that can only be contained by ending US economic terrorism.

Staff (2021-04-14). Iranian film to vie at Cannes World Film Fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — "The Bench" directed by Milad Ahmadvand is to vie at the 1st round of the Cannes World Film Festival 2021.

Staff (2021-04-14). Iran stresses achieving $20-billion trade with Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — A senior Iranian parliamentary official called for the enhancement of bilateral trades between Iran and Iraq.

Staff (2021-04-14). IAEA inspectors visit Iran's Natanz nuclear enrichment site. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — Inspectors from UN nuclear watchdog visited Iran's uranium enrichment site at Natanz on Wednesday.

Staff (2021-04-14). 'Stop violating rights of Iranian people'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 14 (MNA) — In a letter to the Secretary General of Council of European Union, Secretary General of Iran's Human Rights Office lashed out at irresponsibility in violation of rights of Iranian people by member states of the Council.

ecns.cn (2021-04-14). China seriously concerned about Japan's disposal of Fukushima water. ecns.cn China Tuesday expressed serious concerns about Japan's decision to discharge contaminated water from Fukushima nuclear station by releasing it into the Pacific Ocean.

Labor Video Project (2021-04-14). Seattle APRI Panel:Mineworkers Union Of Namibia Rossing Mine Fight Against Union Busting. indybay.org The Seattle APRI held a panel with Namibian Mineworkers Union Rossing fired union leaders who discussed the union busting by the China National Nuclear Corporation CNNC in Namibia.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-04-13). "Symbolic Naval War" Is Emerging Between Israel and Iran. globalresearch.ca In the Middle East, tensions between Israel and Iran are escalating, …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-13). Beautiful Plots: Israel Sabotages Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility. globalresearch.ca Over the weekend, Iran marked National Nuclear Technology Day. The stars …

Anonymous103 (2021-04-13). Israeli Ship Targeted Off UAE Coast. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | According to the Lebanese TV channel Al Mayadeen, on April 13, Israeli ship Hyperion Ray was attacked near the shores of Fujairah, the United Arab Emirates. Israel has reportedly claimed that the ship was targeted by an Iranian missile, probably launched from an Iranian drone or other vessel. | According to the Marine Traffic portal, Hyperion Ray is a bulker built in 2015 that was sailing under the Bahamian flag from Kuwait. According to the reports, the ship carried cars. | As a resu…

RT (2021-04-13). Biden invites Putin to crunch summit amid deteriorating ties between Russia & US, as American warships chart course for Black Sea. rt.com Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart, Joe Biden, have discussed tensions in Ukraine, security issues, and the need for nuclear arms control, with the White House proposing a formal meeting in "a third country." | In a statement published on Tuesday, American officials confirmed that the two leaders had spoken about "a number of regional and global issues." As part of the talks, Biden was said to have "voiced concerns over the sudden Russia military build-up" on the Crimean Peninsula and along the border with Ukraine, calling upon Moscow "to de-escalate tensions." | The exchange comes amid wi…

RT (2021-04-13). Iran says it will enrich uranium to 60% in the wake of suspected Israeli sabotage at Natanz. rt.com Iran will start enriching uranium to 60% purity this week, higher than ever, a top diplomat said days after a reported act of Israeli sabotage targeted Tehran's enrichment facility in Natanz. | Abbas Araghchi, a deputy foreign minister who serves as Iran's chief negotiator with P5+1 — Iran's counterparts in the 2015 nuclear agreement —

WSWS (2021-04-13). Albanian government deploys military against striking air traffic controllers. wsws.org On Wednesday, the Albanian government ended a strike by air traffic controllers in the capital of Tirana with a massive deployment of military and police force.

WSWS (2021-04-13). Attack on Iran nuclear facility linked to Israel. wsws.org An explosion knocked out the electrical system powering underground centrifuges used to enrich uranium.

Massoud Khodabandeh (2021-04-13). US-Iran Talks Undermined by Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) Presence. globalresearch.ca Iran has said talks will still go ahead in Vienna in …

Ramsey Clark (2021-04-13). Stop the campaign of terror against Iran and its scientists! globalresearch.ca In memory of Ramsey Clark, we re-post this article which was …

teleSUR (2021-04-13). Russia, Iran Urge Regional Cooperation To Face US Unilateralism. telesurenglish.net Russia's Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday discussed expanding regional cooperation to confront U.S. unilateral sanctions against the Persian country. | RELATED: | During a meeting in Tehran, they called for establishing cooperation mechanisms with Syria, Afghanistan, and Yemen to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East. | Tehran and Moscow agreed to fight jo…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-13). SEC's Increasing Focus On Terrorism May Limit Financial Oversight. eurasiareview.com When Iranian authorities started seizing Barbie dolls from Tehran toy shops in 2012, Mattel Inc. execs faced concerns not only about the dolls' attire — miniskirts and swimsuits considered immodest in an Islamic country — but also questions from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about Mattel's ties to Iran. | U.S. businesses are restricted from business in Iran, which U.S. authorities have designated a state sponsor of terrorism (SST). The number of SEC inquiries about potential terrorist ties has grown substantially in recent years, and according to new research from Duke University's Fuqua…

Arab News (2021-04-13). Israel Sends Message To Biden With Iran Attack — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Osama Al-Sharif* | Whether it was a cyberattack or a deliberately planned explosion that caused a serious power outage at Iran's underground Natanz uranium enrichment plant on Sunday, it was most likely carried out by Israel. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif blamed Tel Aviv for the sabotage and vowed to "take revenge on the Zionists," while also promising to replace the damaged centrifuges at the site with even better ones. Iran described the attack as "nuclear terrorism." | The incident dealt a severe blow to the country's ability to enrich uranium and could take at least nine months to restore, accord…

teleSUR (2021-04-13). Iran to Raise Uranium Enrichment at Natanz Nuclear Site to 60%. telesurenglish.net Iran has announced the introduction of 1,000 more centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear site, Chief Iranian Nuclear Negotiator Abba Araghchi has said, two days after an explosion hit the compound. | RELATED: | The Natanz site was allegedly targeted by a cyberattack involving Israel's foreign intelligence service Mossad, according to a report by Israel ¥s Kan channel, based on intelligence sources. | According to…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-04-13). Senate Dems Tell Biden Returning to Iran Nuclear Deal Should Be a Top Priority. commondreams.org "Should Iran be willing to return to compliance with the limitations set by the JCPOA, the United States should be willing to rejoin the deal and provide the sanctions relief required under the agreement." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11813446041.jpg

Jason Ditz (2021-04-13). Iran to Enrich Uranium to 60 Percent in Retaliation for Sabotage. news.antiwar.com In a move that seems set to greatly complicate ongoing talks over the JCPOA nuclear deal, the Iranian government has announced it will install more new centrifuges, and will begin enriching This seems destined to provoke a backlash from the West, and allegations that Iran is getting closer to the 90% enrichment level needed for weapons grade. This will be further pushed because Iran has no obvious use for 60% enriched urani…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-13). Israeli-Owned Ship Attacked Off UAE Coast. news.antiwar.com According to Israeli media reports, an Israeli-owned ship While there's no evidence that the Islamic Republic targeted the Hyperion Ray, Iran certainly has the motive to hit an Israeli ship. Over the weekend, Iran's Natanz nuclear facility was struck in an apparent Israeli attack likely meant to sabotage i…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-13). Iran to Enrich Uranium to 60 Percent in Retaliation for Sabotage. news.antiwar.com In a move that seems set to greatly complicate ongoing talks over the JCPOA nuclear deal with Iran, the Iranian government has announced it will install more new centrifuges, and will begin enriching This seems destined to provoke a backlash from the West, and allegations that Iran is getting closer to the 90% enrichment level needed for weapons grade. This will be further pushed because Iran has no obvious use for 60% enri…

Anonymous765 (2021-04-13). Iran's Much-Troubled Nuclear Program. southfront.org | | | southfront@internet.ru : donationalerts.com/r/southfront : gumroad.com/southfront http: //southfront.org/donate/ or via: www.patreon.com/southfront, 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Iran's N…

Human Rights Watch (2021-04-13). President Biden Needs a Middle East-Wide Human Rights Policy. juancole.com Published in: Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) By Iran Researcher Tara Sepehri Far | @sepehrifar @sepehrifar On the campaign trail and during his first three months in office, President Biden promised a US return to a multilateral foreign policy that supports human rights. That is an important vision for the Middle East, a …

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