2021-04-06: News Headlines

RFE RL (2021-04-06). US, Iran Play Down Hopes Of Quick Fix Ahead Of Talks On Reviving Nuclear Deal. eurasiareview.com ( Washington predicted the meetings would be "difficult" and steered clear of talk of a breakthrough, while Tehran insisted that it is "neither optimistic nor pessimistic" and will not abandon its demand that U.S. sanctions be lifted before it acts. | U.S. and Iranian officials ar…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-06). Ukraine says NATO only way to end Donbass war, 37,000-troop U.S.-NATO war games aim at confrontation with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine says NATO only way to end Donbass war, 37,000-troop U.S.-NATO war games aim at confrontation with RussiaRick Rozoff The Ukrainian government reports two more soldiers killed in ongoing fighting in the Donbass as Kiev withdraws from the Trilateral Contact Group of Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe meetings in …

Sonja van den Ende (2021-04-06). EU Provoking Russia by Attempting Color Revolutions in Belarus, Ukraine and Crimea. globalresearch.ca Crimea | Crimea held a referendum on March 16, 2014 and 89% …

Rep. Ron Paul (2021-04-06). Why Is the Biden Administration Pushing Ukraine to Attack Russia? globalresearch.ca On March 24th, Ukraine's President Vladimir Zelensky signed what was essentially …

Anonymous103 (2021-04-06). Iran Launches Advanced Uranium Enrichment Centrifuges Amid First Indirect Talks With USA. southfront.org On April 1, Iran has started testing the improved IR-9 uranium enrichment centrifuges at the underground plant in Natanz, according to the statements by the official representative of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Behruz Kamalvandi."One of the advances made in the field of [uranium] enrichment is the beginning of the mechanical test of the IR-9 centrifuge," Behrouz Kamalvandi told ISNA. | According to the claims, IR-9 centrifuges have a capacity of 50 SWU (Separative work unit, one of the centrifuge capacity…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-06). Russia Says U.S. Has 1.5 Months To Salvage Open Skies Treaty. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The United States and its allies have just over a month and a half left to decide on the fate of the Open Skies Treaty, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov He noted that interdepartmental procedures are now being completed to submit a law on denunciation of the Treaty to Parliament."We expect that the relevant work will be carried out and completed. In this case, I do not undertake to predict…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-06). Military Situation In Syria On April 5, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 5, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 26 times: 12 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 2 — in Hama province, 2 Aleppo province | On April 5, clashes between the Turkish-backed forces and SDF were reported near Ain Issa | On April 5, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions north of Tal Tamar | On April 5, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Kafr N…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-06). Vienna Talks Establish Working Groups to Find Path Back to Iran Nuclear Deal. news.antiwar.com Talks in Vienna between Iran and the remaining parties of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, were held on Tuesday. US officials were also in the city and participated indirectly through intermediaries. | The two sides

RT (2021-04-06). Models from scandalous NAKED high-rise photoshoot in Dubai to be deported, authorities say. rt.com More than a dozen models and the organizer of the naked photoshoot that angered the Dubai authorities won't get six-month prison terms after all, as the Muslim emirate has decided to deport them instead. | The investigation into "the recently publicized photo shoot, which contravened UAE law" has been completed, the Dubai Media Office announced in a tweet on Tuesday. | "The individuals involved will be deported from the United Arab Emirates. No further comment shall be made on the matter," it said. | The individuals involved will be deported from the United Arab Emirates. No further comment shall be made on th…

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-04-05). Kissinger Warns Washington to Accept New Global System or Face a Pre-WWI Geopolitical Situation. globalresearch.ca With the White House continually provoking tensions against Russia and China, …

Andrew Korybko (2021-04-05). Russia's Strategy in South Asia: Lavrov's Trip to India and Pakistan Is a Major Event. globalresearch.ca Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is visiting India and Pakistan this …

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-05). Russia Making Headway In Mobilizing Domestic Resources In Fight Against Coronavirus Pandemic — OpEd. .com With a strong structured plan and that includes President Vladimir Putin weekly meetings with regional governors and related ministry officials, Russia is indeed making headway in mobilizing first its own domestic resources in fighting and controlling the coronavirus pandemic. | Under these time-testing conditions, the Russian government also ponders on the necessity to adopt a concerted approach to the economic sectors related to public health system, efforts to strengthen fundamental research in all health disciplines and close the pitfalls in its policy. | Arguably, Russia is really moving with innovative o…

Eds. (2021-04-05). Russia and Myanmar — Balancing on a knife's ed. mronline.org "The person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere". It's a well-known Chinese maxim, especially in Myanmar (Burma), China's backdoor to the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Ocean, and the Indian Navy's forward defence line. | April 5, 2021 | Newswire…

DoD News (2021-04-05). Pentagon Says It's Closely Monitoring Russian Activities In Arctic. eurasiareview.com By C. Todd Lopez | Russian military activities and infrastructure build-ups in the Arctic are not going unnoticed, the Pentagon press secretary said. | "Without getting into specific intelligence assessments, obviously we're monitoring it very closely," said John F. Kirby during a briefing Friday at the Pentagon. | As ice melts in the Arctic, new options for transiting the Arctic open up — and also remove natural barriers that Russia once relied on to protect its own interests there. Now, it is seeking to bolster its security through the refurbishing of Soviet-era airfields, the expansion of its network…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-05). Ahead of nuclear deal meeting in Vienna, Iran calls for lifting of all US sanctions. peoplesdispatch.org Iranian officials said that there were no plans for meetings with US officials "directly or indirectly." They also rejected any step-by-step proposal for the restoration of the deal, calling for the immediate withdrawal of sanctions…

Leonard Eiger (2021-04-05). Jesuit Priest Continues Holy Resistance to Nuclear Weapons. globalresearch.ca Father Steve Kelly, S.J., a Jesuit priest and longtime nuclear …

Philip Brasor (2021-04-05). How the Cleanup of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Got So Expensive. asia-pacificresearch.com

teleSUR (2021-04-05). US Ready to Discuss Sanctions With Iran Under 2015 Deal Terms. telesurenglish.net The United States is prepared to discuss sanctions relief with Iran based on the terms of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, State Department spokesman Ned Price said. | RELATED: | Price spoke to reporters Monday in Washington DC and stated that the U.S side would not entertain unilateral gestures or concessions to induce Iran to a better place. "Our goal at these talks in Vienna is to set the stage for that mutual return…

Rodolfo Bueno (2021-04-05). Un mundo multipolar: No hay peor ciego que el que no quiere ver. globalizacion.ca Es hora de que las grandes potencias se sienten a dialogar sobre la paz y el desarme. | Luego de que el mandatario estadounidense llamara asesino al Presidente Putin y le amenazara con que le haría pagar cara su injerencia en…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-05). Peace Prospects Dim as Ukraine Tries to Drag U.S., NATO into Its Confrontation with Russia. globalresearch.ca Numerous statements by Ukrainian and Russian officials reported this Easter Sunday …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-04-05). Troop Build-up in the Balkans: US-NATO "Psychological Warfare" as a Warning Signal for Military Operation Against Russia. globalresearch.ca About a decade ago, I had the pleasure of living with …

teleSUR (2021-04-05). Russia & US Extend Space Partnership Until 2030. telesurenglish.net Moscow agreed to the continuity of joint collaboration with the U.S. in space, paving the way for Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts to fly to the skies together in the name of peaceful exploration. | RELATED: | On Saturday, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved proposals that will extend the agreement until the end of 2030. According to a message from officials, it will underwrite "the exploration and the use…

Erica X Eisen (2021-04-05). The Other Nuremberg Trials, Seventy-Five Years On. zcomm.org ailures in prosecuting the businessmen who profited from the Nazi war machine show just how far postwar Europe and America were willing to go in the Cold War quest to protect capitalism…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-05). Russia's FSB Detains 4 ISIS Supporters In Kislovodsk. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | An ISIS supporter was detained in Russia's Kislovodsk. | He was allegedy planning an attack on security officials, the Russian security service — FSB reported."In the city of Kislovodsk, a Russian citizen born in 1996, previously convicted of common crimes, was detained, who was preparing to carry out an attack on law enforcement officers using improvised explosive devices in the interests of international terrorist organizations," the FSB said. |

Ron Paul (2021-04-05). Ron Paul: Why Is Biden Administration Pushing Ukraine To Attack Russia? — OpEd. .com On March 24th, Ukraine's President Vladimir Zelensky signed what was essentially a declaration of war on Russia. In the document, titled Presidential Decree No. 117/2021, the US-backed Ukrainian leader declared that it is the official policy of Ukraine to take back Crimea from Russia. | The declaration that Ukraine would take back Crimea from Russia also followed, and was perhaps instigated by, President Biden's inflammatory and foolish statement that "Crimea is Ukraine." | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who was a chief architect of the US-backed coup against Ukraine in 2014, continued egging on the Ukr…

WSWS (2021-04-05). Ukraine announces joint military exercises with NATO amid rising tensions with Russia. wsws.org While the military situation in eastern Ukraine rapidly escalates, the Zelensky government and NATO have made clear they are preparing for full-scale war with Russia.

Anonymous103 (2021-04-05). What Will The Empire o to support the Ukronazis? The Saker's Open Thread #4. southfront.org Illustrative imageAn interesting discussion continues at The Saker platform about the on-going military escalation in Ukraine and a possible response from Russia. | If you are interested, we may recommend you to join the thread by following the Dear friends, | Today I am opening yet one more open thread and I am offering this suggestion for a topic (not excluding other *related* topics from the discussion): what should the s…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-05). War Between Russia And Ukraine Is Inevitable: Opinion. southfront.org Igor Strelkov | The situation in Eastern Ukraine is critical. Russia and Ukraine are on the brink of an open armed conflict. In this context, many military experts suggest their opinions and forecasts on the military developments in the region. The position of famous warlord Igor Strelkov is definitely one that deserves special attention. | He became popular during the so-called Crimean Spring in 2014. Strelkov took part in the process of the Crimean unification with Russia, after which in Eastern Ukraine, he…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-05). Kremlin Replies On Situation In Eastern Ukraine. southfront.org Illustrative Image | On April 5, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov reported that uncontrolled shootings begin in the Donbass region. He stressed out that decisions to open fire are made on the spot by the field commanders of the Ukrainian forces. | It seems that the Kremlin changed its tacit policy towards the military escalation in Eastern Ukraine, and Moscow officials made a number of loud claims: " The Kremlin considers that it is important to ensure the safety of all citizens of the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass" &#150…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-05). Israel Finds US Interest in Saving Iran Nuclear Deal 'Very Troubling'. news.antiwar.com An outspoken opponent of diplomacy with Iran, and against the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, Israel has made its first comments in awhile on the matter, expressing concern at US indications that they are going to engage in diplomacy with Iran and try to save the nuclear deal. | Even though this is largely what was expected of the Biden Administration, The statements f…

Staff (2021-04-05). Headlines for April 5, 2021. democracynow.org India Hits 100,000 Daily COVID Cases; More Nations Enter Lockdown; Pope Calls for Vaccine Equality, U.S. Vaccinations Pick Up Speed, But Health Experts Say Country Is Still at Risk for New Wave, U.S. Capitol Police Officer Killed After Man Rams Car into Security Checkpoint, Veteran Minneapolis Police Officer Calls Chauvin Kneeling on Floyd's Neck "Totally Unnecessary", U.S. and Iran Holding Talks Via Nuclear Deal Signatories in Attempt to Revive 2015 Accord, Jordan Arrests Ex-Crown Prince, Other Top Figures Accused of Plotting Coup Against King, Demonstrations Continue Against New U.K. Bill That Would Empower Pol…

teleSUR (2021-04-05). Putin Calls Alberto Fernandez Who Tested Positive for COVID-19. telesurenglish.net Russia's President Vladimir Putin called on Monday his Argentine counterpart Alberto Fernandez, who tested positive to COVID-19 after being vaccinated with Sputnik V. | RELATED: | "The two presidents had an in-depth discussion on cooperation in countering the spread of the coronavirus infection. Alberto Fernandez expressed his gratitude for the shipments to Argentina of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, which is being actively used…

teleSUR (2021-04-05). Fernandez Asks Russia to Guarantee Vaccines for Argentina. telesurenglish.net Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez on Monday asked Russia's President Vladimir Putin to guarantee the regular shipment of vaccines to his country. | RELATED: | The request came after Putin called Fernandez to check on his health condition, since the Argentine president tested positive for COVID-19 on April 2. | Fernandez, who received the first dose of Sputnik V on January 21 and the second one on February 11,…

RT (2021-04-05). Italian politician, tired of waiting for his turn at home amid slow EU rollout, comes to Moscow to get Russia's Sputnik V vaccine. rt.com It's better to come and get a Covid-19 shot in Russia than to endlessly wait for it in the European Union, Italian politician Alessandro Ravaglioli has told RT after he received his second dose of Sputnik V in Moscow, this week.

RT (2021-04-05). Vladimir Putin signs law enabling him to serve two more terms as Russian president, could potentially stay in office until 2036. rt.com Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill which allows him to run for a fifth term as the country's head of state in 2024. Under the previous legislation, he would have had to leave the Kremlin at the next election.

VOA (2021-04-05). China Adopts Kremlin's 'Information War' Tactics — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Jamie Dettmer | China is taking a page out of the Kremlin's playbook and is seeking to highlight America's faults and weaponize the culture wars and identity politics currently buffeting the West, according to disinformation analysts. | Much like the Kremlin and state-owned Russian media, Chinese propagandists are focusing on the problems of racial injustice and income inequality in the U.S. and Western Europe — a move to distract attention from Beijing's own rights abuses, including the internment of more than a million ethnic Muslim Uyghurs, analysts say. | "Civil unrest in the United States followi…

Steven Sahiounie (2021-04-05). US-NATO Provocation in Ukraine to Stop Russia's Nord Stream 2 Pipeline. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-05). Russia Warns of Military Measures To Counter West's Missile Threats. news.antiwar.com On April 5 Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, announced that plans by the U.S. and its allies in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region to station land-based intermediate-range missiles posed a potential first-strike threat to Russia. One that would compel Russia to respond with what she identified as military and technical measures. She …

RT (2021-04-05). Grandpa Spartacus: 74-year-old Russian retiree making headlines after getting more than 60 tattoos in just two years. rt.com A pensioner from Russia's fourth-largest city Ekaterinburg has become an internet celebrity after getting 63 tattoos in just the last two years. Vladimir Sedakov is now inked on almost all of his body parts — including his face. | Speaking to video agency Ruptly, Sedakov, known most commonly as 'Spartacus,' explained that he changed his job more than 60 times in his 74 years, before eventually settling on being an artist. In the last decade, he has covered almost his entire house in paintings, and is now focusing his artistic passion on his own skin and plans to fill his whole body with ink. | His mos…

RT (2021-04-05). Ukraine joining NATO would not only benefit Kiev, but would also serve to strengthen US-led bloc, country's army chief insists. rt.com Ukraine has become a 'shield' for Europe, and the troubled country's accession to NATO would bolster the organization, according to Kiev's military chief, Ruslan Homchak, who wants the state to become a full-fledged member. | In a Facebook post on Sunday, in celebration of NATO's 72nd anniversary, Lieutenant General Ruslan Homchak revealed that Ukraine would be taking part in 15 multinational exercises this year alongside member states, with the country now one of six 'Enhanced Opportunities Partners'. However, Homchak insists on the unlikely idea that Kiev would be accepted into the group as an equal. | "This…

RT (2021-04-05). Despite rock bottom relations back home on Earth, Russia & US embrace space partnership for another decade of rocket-sharing. rt.com Moscow has signed off on plans to extend an agreement that enables collaboration with the US in space, allowing Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts to go boldly into the skies together in the name of peaceful exploration. | On Saturday, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved the proposals, extending the agreement until the end of 2030. According to a missive from officials, it will underwrite "the exploration and the use of outer space for peaceful purposes" for the best part of the coming decade. | "This document is one of the main legal instruments that form the conditions for Russian-Ameri…

RT (2021-04-05). Models face 6 months in Dubai jail after pics of NAKED photoshoot on high-rise balcony go viral — Russian organizer also arrested. rt.com A dozen women have been detained by Dubai police after posing for a nude photo shoot on a balcony in the center of the city on Sunday afternoon in broad daylight. According to local laws, they are facing six months behind bars.

Updated: 2021-04-06 23:18 | 19:18 EST | 42 | 0 | 33 | 9 | 0

Author