2021-04-14: News Headlines

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 …

Keri Rautenkranz (2021-04-14). Right wing policy continues to destroy Ukraine. peoplesworld.org You may have heard about the situation in Ukraine and "Russian Aggression" and how it must be stopped. I have been following this situation since 2014 in both English and Russian languages and have drawn some conclusions. The situation in Ukraine is not a result of Russian aggression, but rather the result of USA-led NATO …

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Russian Forces To Establish Helicopter Pads, New Posts Between Raqqa & Deir Ezzor. southfront.org IMAGE: Marina Lystseva/TASS | Russian Forces are building a forward base with a helicopter landing zone along with a number of posts right on the border between Raqqa and Deir Ezzor in central Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on April 14. | According to the London-based monitoring group, the new base and posts are being built in the outskirsts of the town of Ma'adan Atiq."Russian forces have begun transferring equipment and logistical materials to their new base via helicopters," the group said…

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…

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…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-14). Military Situation In Syria On April 14, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 14, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 17 times: 10 — in Idlib province, 5 — in Latakia province, 1 — in Hama province, 1 in Aleppo province | On April 13, US forces conducted a military patrol near the town of al-Malikiyah | On April 13, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions near Ras al-Ayn | On April 13, an explosion were reported in the town of al-Bab. No casualties were rep…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Escalation In Greater Idlib: Militant Attacks Leave Casualties On Two Fronts. southfront.org Illustrative image | Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies continue to violate the ceasefire in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, which was brokered by Russia and Turkey more than a year ago. | On April 13, militants of the HTS-led al-Fateh al-Mubeen Operations room attacked Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops near the town of al-Hakorh in northwestern Hama. A vehicle was destroyed with an anti-tank guided missile. | According to opposition sources, three officers were killed in…

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…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-04-14). Whither India-Russia Ties? asia-pacificresearch.com

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…

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, …

Paul Goble (2021-04-14). Russia In Midst Of Worst Demographic Decline Since World War II — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The horrific increase in mortality rates among Russians, only part of which is the product of the coronavirus pandemic, pushed Russia in 2020 into the worst demographic decline since World War II and figures for the first months of this year suggest that that decline is continuing, Aleksandr Zhelenin says. | Indeed, if the rates registered since the start of this year continue, Russia will stand to suffer one million more deaths than births, a figure that there is little or no chance the return of migrant workers will compensate for and that could further accelerate the decline as it will produce a smaller coh…

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). 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.

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.

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-14). Russia Deploys Two Armies, Three Airborne Units to Counter Threat from 40,000 NATO Troops on Its Border. globalresearch.ca Major Russian officials today have warned of military threats posed by …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-14). Top U.S./NATO commander on Russia and China: We're prepared to respond to aggression with the full weight of the transatlantic alliance. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Top U.S./NATO commander on Russia and China: We're prepared to respond to aggression with the full weight of the transatlantic allianceRick Rozoff General Tod Wolters, the dual-hatted top commander of U.S. European Command and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on April 13 as part of a review of …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-14). Top Belarus commander warns of NATO build-up near Belarusian, Russian borders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Top Belarus commander warns of NATO build-up near Belarusian, Russian bordersRick Rozoff The Belarusian Telegraph Agency reported today on a statement by the nation's top commander concerning the build-up of NATO military infrastructure on the borders of both his nation and Russia. Speaking at a meeting of the six-nation Collective Security Treaty Organization's (CSTO) Military …

ecns.cn (2021-04-14). Russia says NATO purposely aggravates tensions in Ukraine. ecns.cn Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Tuesday accused the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) of turning Ukraine "into a powder keg" by increasing military support.

IDN (2021-04-14). Did US Spies Read Russian Lips In UN Security Council Chamber? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Thalif Deen* | The United Nations, along with the 193 diplomatic missions located in New York, have long been veritable battlegrounds for spying, wire-tapping and electronic surveillance. | When the UN Correspondents Association (UNCA) held its annual award ceremony in December 2013, one of the video highlights was a hilarious skit on the clumsy attempts at spying going on inside the highest levels of the Secretariat—and right up to the 38th-floor offices of then Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. | When I took the floor, as one of the winners of the UNCA gold medals, I gave the Secretary-General, standin…

IDN (2021-04-14). Solving The Riddle Of Who Won The Second World War — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Jonathan Power* | Who won the Second World War? If you go to the United Kingdom people will answer, we did, led by Winston Churchill. If you visit the USA people will say, we did, led by Franklin Roosevelt. If you go to Russia, people will say the Soviet Union did, led by Stalin. | They can't all be right. All three did to an extent, in as much as all three went flat out to defeat Hitler's Germany. | But it's fair to say that most historians in all three countries will say that the Red Army was the toppling force. The Soviet Union was also the one that by far suffered the most casualties, both military and…

Staff (2021-04-13). Headlines for April 13, 2021. democracynow.org Brooklyn Center Police Chief Claims Officer Mistook Gun for Taser in Killing of Daunte Wright, Prosecution Rests Case in Murder Trial of Minneapolis Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin, U.S. to Pause Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Amid Reports of Rare Blood Clots, WHO Warns of Exponential Rise in COVID-19 Cases, COVID-19 Cases Surge in the Philippines as Duterte Appears in Public for First Time in Two Weeks, European Union Officials Consider Use of Russian COVID-19 Vaccine, Biden Admin Strikes Deals with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to Further Militarize Borders, As Volcano Erupts, Only Vaccinated Residents of St.

RT (2021-04-13). Russian troops on Ukraine border 'ready to defend country' in event of war says Defense Minister Shoigu, warning of NATO buildup. rt.com Two detachments of the Russian Army, along with three airborne units, are ready to act in the event tensions with the West escalate into full-blown fighting, Moscow announced on Tuesday following a surprise inspection of troops. | After paying a visit to the soldiers, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told journalists that the personnel met the standards required for the situation. "The troops have shown full readiness and ability to fulfill the tasks of ensuring the country's military security," he said. "Currently, these associations and formations are engaged in drills and exercises." | Shoigu said that the re…

RT (2021-04-13). US should stay clear of Crimea & Black Sea 'for its own good,' says Moscow's deputy FM, as American warships move closer to Russia. rt.com Any US presence in the Black Sea is a provocation, and Washington should keep away from the area. That's according to a senior Russian diplomat, speaking after Turkey revealed that two US warships would soon arrive in the region. | Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told journalists that there is "absolutely nothing" that requires the Americans' presence near his country's Black Sea shore, accusing the White House of trying to provoke Moscow. | "Provocative in the literal sense of the word: they are testing our strength, playing on our nerves. They won't succeed," he said, noting that Washington wo…

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 —

Anonymous103 (2021-04-13). Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu Responded To NATO Accusations. southfront.org Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu inspects the Hmeymim airbase in Syria, June 2016. Vadim Savitsky/TASS | Amid the on-going military escalation in Ukraine, there are more claims and demands from all sides involved in the conflict. While the Kiev's "Team" constantly accuses Russia in deploying its troops near the Ukrainian border, Moscow continues its large-scale exercises all over the country's territory. On April 13, Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu spoke out in response to all the threats and accusati…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-13). Crimean MPs Call On The West To Explain Military Presence Along Russia's Borders. southfront.org Illustrative image. Click to see full-size image | On April 12th, Russian member of parliament from the Crimean region Mikhail Sheremet asked the collective West to explain its military presence at the borders of Russia. | He also said that the movements of Russian forces within Russia's borders are an entirely internal matter. | Earlier, the Foreign Ministers of the G7 countries and the High Representative of the EU said that the Russian military is active along the borders with Ukraine and in Crimea and called on…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-13). Military Situation In Syria On April 13, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 12th, the Russian Reconciliation Center recorded 23 breaches of the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib, of which in the Idlib province — 10 attacks, in the Latakia province — 9 attacks, in the province of Aleppo — 2 attacks, in the province of Hama — 2 attacks. | On April 12, a car bomb exploded near a camp belonging to Turkish-backed forces south of Afrin | On April 12, a car bomb exploded south of the town Raas al-Ain. No casualties were…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-13). Biden To Meet "Killer" Putin On Neutral Ground. southfront.org Illustrative image | During a telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin, US President Joe Biden invited his Russian counterpart to meet in the coming months in a "third country" to discuss the full range of issues in relations between the two states."They discussed a number of regional and global issues, including the intent of the United States and Russia to pursue a strategic stability dialogue on a range of arms control and emerging security issues, building on the extension of the New START Treaty. Pr…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-13). Western Media Eager to See Ukraine Use US-Supplied Weapons Against Russia. news.antiwar.com With tensions simmering in eastern Ukraine, US media outlets are happy to push the narrative that Russia is the aggressor and is preparing to invade its neighbor. These reports ignore the fact that the Donetsk and Lugansk republics in the eastern Donbas region declared independence from Ukraine back in 2014 in response to a US-backed coup. | Since 2014, the US has provided Ukraine with about $2 billion in military equipment and supported its fight against the Donetsk and Lugansk separatists. Supporting a war on Russia's border is an incredible provocation, but these facts are lost on the Western press, and som…

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 …

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-13). Economic Impacts of Russia's Declining Population. globalresearch.ca Despite various official efforts, including regular payment of maternal capital to …

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.

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, 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…

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…

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

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…

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…

ecns.cn (2021-04-13). U.S. developing biological weapons near China, Russia borders, says Putin's adviser. ecns.cn Russian President Vladimir Putin's chief security adviser Nikolai Patrushev has accused the United States of experimenting with biological weapons in regions near the borders of China and Russia, according to Newsweek.

teleSUR (2021-04-13). Putin, Biden Discuss Cooperation by Phone. telesurenglish.net Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden exchanged views on bilateral ties and explored areas of possible cooperation during a phone conversation on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Putin and Biden thoroughly discussed the current state of Russian-U.S. relations and some international issues during the phone call at the initiative of the U.S. side, the Kremlin said in a press release. | Biden confirmed a…

Uriel Araujo (2021-04-13). Tensions over the Arctic Are on the Rise. globalresearch.ca Much has been written recently on Russian military activities in its …

Douglas Macgregor (2021-04-13). Facing the Facts of War with Russia. globalresearch.ca Conflict with Russia may be inevitable. Kiev's strident threats to resolve …

teleSUR (2021-04-13). Russia: The US and NATO Are Turning Ukraine Into a 'Powder Keg'. telesurenglish.net Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov referred to recent tensions at the Russian border with Ukraine as a "powder keg" inflamed by the United States and NATO countries, following an uptick in violence between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russia forces in the eastern Ukrainian region of the Donbas. | RELATED: | "The United States and other NATO countries are deliberately turning Ukraine into a powder keg. If…

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…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-13). Azerbaijan: We have created a new reality by shedding blood. Everyone should reckon with us today. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The Turkish-directed onslaught by the armed forces of Azerbaijan (population of 10 million) against minuscule Nagorno-Karabakh (145,000) was one of the most atrocious acts of military aggression in modern times. It was also a NATO proxy war in the former Soviet Union/Russia. Baku: Multinational Turkic Council applauds Azerbaijani-Turkish war against Nagorno-Karabakh NATO appoints Turkey to …

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-13). Russia Warns US Against Deploying Ships to the Black Sea. news.antiwar.com On Tuesday, Russia The warning comes after

Jason Ditz (2021-04-13). US Officials to Meet With NATO on Afghan Deployment. news.antiwar.com Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will participate in meetings with NATO officials in Brussels this week. Expectations are that they will talk up the usual buildups against Russia and other long-term interests. | Another focus though is Afghanistan, The Biden Administration has downplayed the idea of meeting the May…

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