2021-04-11: News Headlines

Ron Jacobs (2021-04-11). Biden, Blinken and DOD. counterpunch.org Although the Blinken-Biden foreign policy approach may be more palatable to European governments and much of the US population, that doesn't mean it's that different from what preceded it. Besides the possible reinstatement of the Iran nuclear deal and a re-engagement with Cuba, little seems likely to change. US residents will continue to be told

China Dialogue (2021-04-11). Why Activists have Launched a Fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty. juancole.com By Isabella Kaminski | — ( China Dialogue ) A fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty (FFNPT) initiative was formally launched last September by a coalition of academics, lawyers and activists. It's modelled on the landmark UN Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons agreed in the 1960s, and is built around the same three pillars: non-proliferation, …

Brian Berletic (2021-04-11). America's Predictable Betrayal of the 'Iran Nuclear Deal'. globalresearch.ca Despite campaign promises made by now US President Joe Biden to …

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Iran launches advanced IR-6 uranium enrichment centrifuges to mark Day of Nuclear Technology. ecns.cn Iran celebrated its National Day of Nuclear Technology on Saturday with an event held simultaneously in Tehran and in nuclear sites in different Iranian cities, in which advanced IR-6 centrifuges started operating, and more than 100 other nuclear industry innovations were unveiled.

Moderator (2021-04-11). We Should All Be Afraid of the New Cold War. scheerpost.com U.S. Pacific Fleet / CC BY-NC 2.0] By William Astore / TomDispatch The future isn't what it used to be. As a teenager in the 1970s, I watched a lot of TV science fiction shows, notably Space: 1999 and UFO, that imagined a near future of major moon bases and alien attacks on Earth. Movies of that era like Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey envisioned colossal spaceships and space stations… |

Anonymous103 (2021-04-11). Electrical "Incident" Strikes Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility. southfront.org FILE IMAGE: An Iranian technician is at the Natanz enrichment facility | On April 11, parts of the electrical grid at Iran's main nuclear facilities at Natanz have been compromised after an "incident", according to the reports by Al Jazeera."The reasons behind the incident are being investigated and additional information will be provided later," spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi told the Fars News Agency. | There were no casualties as a result of the incident. No environmental poll…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-11). Military Situation In Syria On April 11, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 10, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 22 times: 11 — in Idlib province, 4 — in Latakia province, 4 — in Hama province, 3 in Aleppo province | On April 10, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions in the town of Ain Issa | On April 10, the SDF arrested 13 ISIS suspects in the al-Hawl refugee camp | On April 10, ISIS took responsibility for two attacks against the SDF in the Shahil…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-11). Mysterious Fire Burned Down Military Base In Donetsk — Report. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 10, the fire in the building of the former Donetsk meat processing plant broke out. Explosions were reportedly heard on the territory of the plant. | The fire was localized after midnight on April 11, almost 100 people participated in the extinguishing, according the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DPR. | On April 11, On April 11, more detailed information about the fire was revealed. An officer of the Russian special services and former DPR warlord, Igor…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-11). ISIS Cells Sustain Heavy Losses In New Wave of Russian Airstrikes On Central Syria. southfront.org Illustrative image | On April 11, the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) resumed its combat operations against ISIS cells in Syria's central region. | Russian warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes on the terrorist group's hideouts in the following areas: | The outskirts of the town of al-Sukhanh in eastern Homs; | The administrative border between Raqqa and Deir Ezzor; | The Ithriyah road in eastern Hama. | According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, ISIS cells sust…

_____ (2021-04-10). Truth Commission Details Horrible Crimes Akin To Native American Genocide And Slavery. popularresistance.org With a new Cold War heating up between the U.S. and Russia and China, Witness for Peace Southwest, Addicted to War and CodePink organized a Truth Commission on the original Cold War on March 21st, which brought together the testimony of historians, activists and others who lived through the period. | Following a hearing three years ago, the Zoom event was hosted by Frank Dorrel, publisher of the popular anti-war text Addicted to War, and Rachel Bruhnke, a high school Spanish teacher and member of Witness for Peace Southwest. In her opening remarks, Bruhnke emphasized that the Cold War should rank as one of three…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-10). Pre-emptive Nuclear War: The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran. globalresearch.ca The text below is Chapter III of Michel Chossudovsky's book entitled: This chapter provides a …

Joshua Cho (2021-04-10). Western media incite anti-Asian racism when they join in Cold War against China. mronline.org Over the past few weeks, the subject of anti-Asian racism has received an unusual degree of Western media attention, ever since a video showing the January 28 killing of Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old Thai immigrant in San Francisco, was widely shared on social media. | April 10, 2021 | Newswire…

otowenh (2021-04-10). World Has to Learn Iran is a Nuclear State. orinocotribune.com While much has been said about Iran's nuclear program lately, specifically over the last two decades or so, the country's urge to acquire nuclear technology actually dates back to much earlier, the 1950s. In 1957, under the then-Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Iran started a nuclear program by signing a deal with the United States administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower to provide Iran with equipment and knowhow. And the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran was founded in 1973. | In 1967, Iran signed

Shane Quinn (2021-04-10). Western Intelligence Operations to Oust Assad in Syria. orinocotribune.com By Shane Quinn — Apr 7, 2021 | In October 2011 and February 2012 the US-NATO alliance, with the support of the Gulf autocracies, tried to obtain UN Security Council resolutions, which in all probability would have served as a pretext for an invasion of Syria. | These efforts replicated the underhand game that the United States, Britain and France had played in securing a resolution regarding Libya, on 17 March 2011, which they immediately violated in bombing that country. By the autumn of 2011, the Russians and Chinese knew that US-NATO was attempting the same deception again, in their desire to topple Syria…

WSWS (2021-04-10). Amid war danger in Black Sea, Turkey threatens Montreux Convention. wsws.org The Turkish government is debating whether to cancel a key international treaty, potentially allowing NATO to deploy warships directly to Russia's Black Sea coast.

RT (2021-04-10). 'Solemn tone' & 'high public interest': Amid mountain of complaints, BBC EXPLAINS its non-stop Prince Philip coverage to the world. rt.com Amid a torrent of complaints at home, the BBC put out a special message to Russia, China and Iran, saying that its 'round the clock coverage of Prince Philip's death was completely normal, and actually in the public interest. | When the Duke of Edinburgh passed away at the age of 99 on Friday, the BBC went into overdrive. All frivolous programming was cancelled, newsreaders donned black, and the late husband of Queen Elizabeth II became the subject of every minute of coverage for the remainder of the day. While many Brits were undoubtedly in mourning, some thought the display was overkill, and the BBC eventual…

RT (2021-04-10). Talks over, Sputnik V purchase possible: Austria's Kurz says Vienna may buy a MILLION Russian vaccine doses. rt.com Austria may soon be purchasing Russia's Sputnik V jab to give an "additional turbo boost" to its anti-Covid vaccination drive, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told the media in Vienna after negotiations with Moscow concluded. | The negotiations on the contract to acquire Sputnik V have "de facto come to an end," Kurz announced on Saturday. "It's now possible to purchase it for us in Austria," he added. | A "million" doses of the vaccine from Russia, which boasts an efficacy of more than 91% percent and lacks significant side-effects, would provide an "additional turbo boost" to Austria's immunization campai…

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Hungary has leading vaccination rate in EU thanks to Chinese, Russian jabs, says official. ecns.cn Hungary has a leading vaccination rate among European Union (EU) countries thanks to Chinese and Russian COVID-19 vaccines, a Hungarian official has said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). China calls for Japan's cautious decisions on Fukushima wastewater. ecns.cn China on Friday urged Japan to be cautious on its plan to deal with radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear power plant, calling for the Japanese government to make decisions based on full consultation with neighboring countries.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). China will take necessary measures to uphold rights of Chinese companies. ecns.cn China said on Friday it would take necessary measures to uphold the rights and interests of Chinese companies, after the United States added Chinese supercomputing entities to an economic blacklist.

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-10). Russia Lacks Sufficient Number Of Migrants To Fulfill Its Ambitious Development Plans — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Despite various official efforts, including regular payment of maternal capital to stimulate birth rates and regulating migration policy to boost population, Russia is reportedly experiencing decreasing population. According to the Federal State Statistics Service, Russia's population currently stands at approximately 144 million, down from 148.3 million. | Experts at the Higher School of Economics believe that regulating the legal status of migrants, majority of them arriving from the Commonwealth of Independent States or the former Soviet republics, could be useful or resourceful for developing the economy,…

Geopolitical Monitor (2021-04-10). TIAR 2.0: Breathing New Life Into A Cold War-Era Inter-American Defense Treaty — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez* | International diplomacy is composed of an endless list of treaties, agreements, memoranda of understanding, among other types of documents between states. As events unfold and national interests and objectives shift, many of these treaties become obsolete, forgotten or replaced by new treaties. One document that is in the edge of becoming obsolete is the Inter-American Reciprocal Assistance Treaty ( A product of the Cold…

Cyrus Yaqubi (2021-04-10). Why Is Iranian Regime Afraid Of Negotiating With The US? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com After three months, President Biden in an effort to curb the expansion of Iranian regime's nuclear program within the framework of JCPOA, indirectly through his European partners, started negotiation with the Iranian representatives in Vienna, Austria. Although Iran's representatives have ostensibly stated that they will not negotiate directly or indirectly with the United States until the lifting of sanctions by the United States, it is clear to observers that the meeting in Vienna was a kind of negotiation between the two countries. | The meeting even provoked some reactions from opponents of negotiations wi…

Arab News (2021-04-10). Why Biden Will Regret Seeking A 'Quick Win' On Iran — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Baria Alamuddin* | Positive statements by Iranian officials after last week's meeting in Vienna suggest that if the Americans and Europeans are considering additional demands in an updated Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), nobody has told the Iranians. | State Department comments about readiness to lift "sanctions that are inconsistent with the JCPOA" also suggest that Biden may have chosen the path of least resistance for returning to a flawed and limited nuclear deal, with no mechanism for addressing Tehran's terrorism, paramilitarism, expansionism, missile proliferation and warmongering. It is…

RFE RL (2021-04-10). Iran Launches Production Of New Centrifuges After Start Of Nuclear Talks In Vienna. eurasiareview.com ( Rohani was seen in a live state TV broadcast at the Natanz nuclear plant ordering the injection of uranium gas into the centrifuges and mechanical tests on its newest advanced nuclear centrifuge. | T…

VOA (2021-04-10). Russia Seen Advancing SE Asian Ambitions Through Myanmar Generals — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Luke Hunt | Analysts say Russia is increasing arms sales to Myanmar's military and steadfastly standing by Myanmar's coup leader, General Min Aung Hlaing, an alliance they say will further Moscow's foreign policy ambitions across Southeast Asia through future weapons sales. | Meanwhile, leaders of at least 10 of ethnic rebel groups have declared their support for the country's anti-coup movement. | Anthony Davis, a security analyst with the Jane's Group in Bangkok, said Moscow "very clearly" wants to further its ties with Myanmar's military, known as Tatmadaw, through sales, primarily to its air force and,…

DoD News (2021-04-10). Russia Needs To Answer Questions Regarding Military Buildup Near Ukraine. eurasiareview.com By Jim Garmone | After numerous questions about a Russian buildup in Crimea and along the eastern border of Russia with Ukraine, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby finally got a bit exasperated and told Pentagon reporters that "these are great questions to put to [Defense Minister Sergey] Shoygu in Moscow." | White House officials have classified the Russian buildup in the region as the largest since 2014, and many nations want to know why the Russ…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-10). Zelensky Goes To Turkey, As Erdogan Calls Moscow. southfront.org Source: Press service of the presidential administration of Ukraine | According to diplomatic sources, on April 10, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is going to pay a visit to Turkey due to the 9th assembly of the Turkey-Ukraine High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council."The meeting will be held with the participation of ministers, during which Turkish-Ukrainian relations, the level of strategic partnership in all its aspects will be discussed, measures can also be taken to develop and…

Joshua Cho (2021-04-10). Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism When They Join in Cold War Against China. commondreams.org Western news outlets have deceptively omitted the centrality of media-promoted Sinophobia to this latest spike in hate crimes toward anyone perceived to be Chinese. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/stophate_0.jpg

Anonymous007 (2021-04-10). Military Situation In Syria On April 10, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 9, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 37 times: 13 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 4 — in Hama province | On April 9, the SDF repelled Turkish-backed militants attack on Ain Issa | On April 9, Four SDF members were killed by an IED blast in the town of Shaheel | On April 9, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in al-Barah village | On April 9, SAA artillery shel…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-10). Russian Army To Create All-Robot Military Unit. southfront.org Illustrative image | On April 9, the Russian Defense Ministry announced the establishment of the first unit equipped with unmanned combat ground vehicle (UCGV). The new unit of the Russian army will deploy 20 remote-controlled military mobile robots."As the Chief of the General Staff of the Ground Forces Vasily Tonkoshkurov reported to the Minister of Defense, the first unit with military robots will be created in the Russian Armed Forces, which will include five Uran-9 UCGVs or 20 combat vehicles," the statement says. | The…

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