2021-05-06: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-07). US Accuses Iran of Making 'Unrealistic Demands' for Sanctions Relief. news.antiwar.com Indirect negotiations between the US and Iran that have been ongoing in Vienna to revive the nuclear deal are dragging out due to the fact that the Biden administration refuses to lift all Trump-era sanctions. On Thursday, The unnamed official told reporters that a deal could be reached quickly if Iran has the political will.

Staff (2021-05-06). This is how President Maduro Welcomed Steven Seagal in Miraflores. orinocotribune.com The famous US actor Steven Seagal visited President Nicolás Maduro at the Miraflores Palace this Tuesday, May 4, in a meeting full of symbolism about values such as international friendship, culture, cooperation, and fighting spirit. | For these reasons, the Venezuelan president thanked Seagal for his gesture. Seagal currently holds the position of special envoy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the country that also granted him citizenship. In addition, Seagal is a recognized master of martial arts, especially the discipline called Aikido. | The head of state expressed, through his Twitte…

Steve Lalla (2021-05-06). The Iron Curtain. orinocotribune.com By Steve Lalla — May 4, 2021 | On May 3, 1945, The London Times reported on a speech in which it was claimed that a purported "iron curtain" would descend around the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Behind this supposed curtain, horrible atrocities would allegedly take place. This speech was made by acting Nazi Chancellor Lutz von Krosigk on May 2. Von Krosigk assumed this position following Hitler's suicide on April 30, 1945. | At this time the Nazis were facing defeat. On May 2, the Soviet Red Army defeated the Nazi fascist warmongers in the battle for Berlin, taking the capital city at tremendous cost…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-06). Defender-Europe Begins In Estonia, NATO Surprised Russia Has Forces Along Its Own Border. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 5th, the Defender Europe series of exercises began at the Central Range of the Estonian Defense Forces. | It included live firing of multiple launch rocket systems, and in the evening of May 6th American paratroopers will land at Nurmsi airfield, the press service of the Estonian Defense Forces said. | Defender Europe is the largest US Army exercise series in Europe in 25 years. The maneuvers cover 16 countries. In Estonia, defending the country in times of crisis will be practiced thro…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-06). Russia To Test RS-28 Sarmat ICBM Three Times In 2021, British Media Goes Off The Rails. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In 2021, Russia is to carry out three test launches of its RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)."Three launches of the Sarmat ICBM will be carried out as part of flight development tests in 2021," several unnamed TASS "The first launch of the Sarmat ICBM within the framework of flight development tests will be carried out tentatively in the third quarter of 2021, a field at the Kura testing range on Kamchatka wil…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-06). Military Situation In Syria On May 6, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 6, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 38 times: 20 — in Idlib province, 8 — in Latakia province, 6 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On May 5, the artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled YPG positions near Mennagh Airbase | On May 5, Israel helicopters attacked SAA positions in the Jubata al-Khashab | On May 5, a SDF member was killed in Dhiban area by unknown gunmen | On May 5, two…

WSWS (2021-05-06). G7 foreign minister discuss anti-Russia and China agenda amid global pandemic. wsws.org Britain is using its position as host this year to confirm its wholehearted commitment to President Biden's aggressive foreign policy and push other nations, especially the European powers, to do the same.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Australia Reports 5 New Cases of Blood Clots After AstraZeneca Vaccine. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Australia has recorded five new cases of blood clots that developed in patients who were administered the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the country's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) said on Thursday, adding that the total reports of…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-06). Spending More On Nukes: STRATCOM's Nuclear Death Wish. dissidentvoice.org Being sufficiently able at your job is a good thing. But beware the trappings of zeal. When it comes to the business of retaining an inventory for humanity's annihilation, the zealous should be kept away. But there Admiral Charles Richard was in April this year, with his siren calls, urging the US Senate to consider …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-06). Spending More On Nukes: STRATCOM's Nuclear Death Wish — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Being sufficiently able at your job is a good thing. But beware the trappings of zeal. When it comes to the business of retaining an inventory for humanity's annihilation, the zealous should be kept away. But there Admiral Charles Richard was in April this year, with his siren calls,

R. J. Eskow (2021-05-06). The Apocalypse Must be Near. I Agree with Henry Kissinger — About Cold War with China. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The end must …

Colonel Ann Wright (2021-05-06). "We Are Sailing for a Nuclear-free World and a Peaceful, Sustainable Future." globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. After 21 months …

Prof. Akbar E. Torbat (2021-05-06). Iran Is Falling into the Nuclear Deal Trap, Déjà Vu. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The nuclear deal …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-06). As NATO summit approaches: will Biden keep U.S. nuclear weapons in Turkey? antibellum679354512.wordpress.com As NATO summit approaches: will Biden keep U.S. nuclear weapons in Turkey?Rick Rozoff A piece was published in Turkey's Hàºrriyet on May 5 by its editor-in-chief Sedat Ergin analyzing the prospects of the Biden administration removing American nuclear bombs from Turkey. It has been estimated that the Pentagon maintains 50 B61 tactical nuclear weapons at …

Richard Falk (2021-05-06). Biden's Foreign Policy and Nuclear Weapons. zcomm.org Biden's international bipartisan approach risks a renewed arms race in a political and economic atmosphere that makes it unaffordable as well as acutely dangerous…

Robert Jacobs (2021-05-06). Nuclear War, Radioactive Fallout and the Earth's Global Ecosystem. globalresearch.ca This carefully researched article was first published on July 22, 2015 On March 1st 1954 the United States tested its first deliverable hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The weapon yielded a force three times as …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-06). Major Russian Lawmaker Says US Wants To Maintain Military Confrontation on Russia's Borders. news.antiwar.com Russia's Tass news agency today cited the chairman of the International Affairs Committee in Russia's lower house of parliament (the State Duma) warning that the provision of lethal weapons by the U.S. to Ukraine, as is authorized by an impending Senate bill, would exacerbate the situation in the war-torn Donbass region. He added that the …

Staff (2021-05-06). Moscow says US military presence in Syria "illegal" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — The US military presence in Syria is illegal, hence, Washington has no right to criticize Russia, which is acting in that country legitimately at the invitation of the Syrian authorities, the Russian embassy in the US said.

Staff (2021-05-06). Moscow to respond to any new western sanctions: Lavrov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Commenting on EU threats to impose new sanctions against Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Brussels is obsessed with impunity and that this is a road to nowhere.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Russia's Lavrov to Discuss Nagorno-Karabakh With Armenia's Leadership in Yerevan. sputniknews.com YEREVAN (Sputnik) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Yerevan, where, at meetings with Armenia's acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, and acting foreign minister, Ara Ayvazyan, he plans to discuss bilateral and regional issues with an emphasis on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Russian MiG-31 Fighter Jet Scrambled to Intercept US Reconnaissance Aircraft Over Sea of Chukotsk. sputniknews.com Over the past few months, Russia had to scramble jets to intercept numerous American aircraft flying over the Black Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk.

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-05-06). Foreign Tech Giants Ordered To Bring Their Activities In Line With Russian Legislation By May 15. eurasiareview.com Foreign tech giants including Twitter, Google and YouTube are experiencing hard times as Russian authorities seek to tighten rules and regulations on information resources posted on the internet for the public. The Federation Council and the State Duma, both houses of parliament, amended laws that monitors the overall operations and services offered by these tech companies. | The latest directives asked all foreign tech companies to remove all information resources critical about the government, the politics and business, so also information considered as promoting political extremism, child pornography and ot…

teleSUR (2021-05-05). Russia Attempts To Ease Tensions Between Israel and Palestine. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed the Kremlin's concern about the escalation of the conflict between Israel and Palestine, especially for the deterioration of the situation in East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. | RELATED: | Russia's FM called for easing tensions in the area 'as soon as possible,' after concluding talks in this city with his counterpart from the Palestinian National Authorit…

Navid Zarrinnal (2021-05-05). The Leaked Zarif Tape: What Western Media Heard and What He Actually Said. mintpressnews.com Western regime change evangelists, mainstream media, radlib analysts, and Persian native informant media all heard the anti-Iran and anti-Russia echoes they wanted to hear in the leaked Zarif tape, but as Navid Zarrinnal asserts, there is more to the story.

Editor2 (2021-05-05). Washington's Green Branches in Europe. orinocotribune.com By Diana Johnstone — May 3, 2021 | The German Green Party has a chance to join a ruling coalition in September's election, after turning its back on its roots, to root for Washington. | The core of the American empire is its domination of Europe, directly through NATO and indirectly through a web of treaties, institutions and elite organizations which develop policy consensus and select upcoming leaders in European countries. Pervasive American influence has caused drastically deteriorating relation between Western European countries and Russia. | Russia is a great nation with an important place in European…

Staff (2021-05-05). Walden Bello Warns of U.S. Warmongering as Tensions Escalate in South China Sea. democracynow.org China topped the agenda Tuesday when foreign ministers from G7 nations met in London. This comes as both China and the United States are accusing each other of escalating tensions in the South China Sea. Last week, the Chinese government claimed there has been a 40% increase of activity by U.S. planes in Chinese-claimed areas since Biden took office. Critics increasingly argue Biden's policies on China are risk sparking a new Cold War. "Trump's anti-China policy is now also being followed by the Biden administration," says acclaimed Filipino scholar and activist Walden Bello, co-founder of Focus on the Global Sou…

Staff (2021-05-05). Venezuela Begins Clinical Trials of Russian EpiVacCorona Vaccine—Russian Ambassador First to be Vaccinated. orinocotribune.com Venezuela officially began clinical trials of Russian vaccine EpiVacCorona, as the Russian ambassador to Caracas, Sergey Melik-Bagdasarov, became the first volunteer to receive a dose of the COVID-19 immunization drug. | The start of clinical trials was reported by the Executive Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez, who noted that the vaccine simulates small fragments of the virus; this strengthens the immune system of recipients to prevent COVID-19. | "Thus begins the process of applying the vaccine candidate EpiVacCorona to combat COVID-19 in the country," said Rodríguez, "a vaccine developed by Russia that is advan…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-05). Russia Is Prepared To Disconnect From SWIFT Payment System: Foreign Ministry. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russia is preparing to depart from the international payment system SWIFT, Maria Zakharova, Russia's Defense Ministry spokeswoman said, According to her, disconnecting from SWIFT was "hypothetical" currently, but not at all impossible."The possibility of being disconnected from SWIFT is still considered as hypothetical. Nevertheless, inter-minsistry wo…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-05). Military Situation In Syria On May 5, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 5, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 38 times: 23 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On May 5, Israel attacked several areas in Lattakia, Tartus and Hama provinces. One civilian reportedly was killed in the missile attacks | On May 4, Russian military police carried out a patrol near the town of Malekiyah | On May 4, the US coalition con…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-05). Syrian Authorities Showcased Weapons, Including Anti-Tank & Anti-Aircraft Missiles, Uncovered In Daraa (Video, Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On May 5, Syrian authorities showcased loads of weapons and ammunition which were recently uncovered in the southern governorate of Daraa. | According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, the Syrian military and security forces found the weapons and ammunition during search operations in the eastern countryside of Daraa and in the area of al-Lujat. | The seized weapons and ammunition included: | Seven Soviet or Bulgarian-made Konkurs anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs); | Four Soviet or Bulgarian-m…

teleSUR (2021-05-05). Conviasa Starts Air Route Between Moscow and Caracas. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan state-owned airline Conviasa inaugurated the Caracas-Moscu air route, which will have one direct flight with a fortnightly frequency. | RELATED: | On Monday, the inaugural flight came from Russia and arrived at the Simon Bolivar International Airport, in Maiquetia, La Guaira State. Onboard the Airbus A340 there were 90 tour operators, journalists, influencers, and investors. | "The new air route will contribute to f…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-05-05). 'Courting Disaster': Progressives Denounce Biden Plan for Taxpayer Bailout of Nuclear Industry. commondreams.org "A nuclear bailout is wrong for taxpayers, wrong for ratepayers, and wrong for the climate," said Lukas Ross, program manager at Friends of the Earth. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/biden-plan-incentivize-nuclear.jpg

sputniknews (2021-05-05). US Actor Steven Seagal Presents Maduro With Samurai Sword During Visit to Venezuela. sputniknews.com American actor, producer and musician Steven Seagal, who received Russian citizenship in 2016 and was subsequently appointed as a Russian special envoy for humanitarian liaison with the US, is also a widely-renowned aikido ace.

sputniknews (2021-05-05). Video: Steven Seagal Presents Maduro With Samurai Sword During Visit to Venezuela. sputniknews.com American actor, producer and musician Steven Seagal, who received Russian citizenship in 2016 and was subsequently appointed as a Russian special envoy for humanitarian liaison with the US, is also a widely-renowned aikido ace.

Vincent Lofaso (2021-05-05). US Confusion On Iran Jeopardizes JCPOA Talks — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Over the past few weeks, the United States has participated in intense discussions with the Iranians brokered by the Europeans in Vienna, about a way forward for the United States back into the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This nuclear agreement was brokered in

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-05). Video: NATO always has been, remains and will continue to be a nuclear alliance. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO video on nuclear weapons NATO has been a nuclear alliance since the U.S. first provided nuclear weapons to the bloc in 1953. It is the only nuclear alliance in history with the U.S., Britain and France as nuclear powers. One billion people are under NATO's nuclear umbrella. "Competitors and potential adversaries" NATO maintains nuclear …

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-05). US Visits to Middle East Fuel Speculation Over Iran Deal. news.antiwar.com Although Biden officials are downplaying the progress made by indirect negotiations with Iran aimed at reviving the nuclear deal, a wave of diplomatic activity and US visits to the Middle East is Several US officials

sputniknews (2021-05-05). Putin, Erdogan Discuss Joint Production of Sputnik V in Turkey. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed possible production of the coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V at facilities in Turkey with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

Dr. Ludwig Watzal (2021-05-05). Is Europe a Vassal State? Joe Biden Seeks EU Endorsement of Washington's Russia-phobic Policy. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Anti-Russian Tony Blinken…

teleSUR (2021-05-05). US Biggest Threat to Democracy Than Russia or China – Poll. telesurenglish.net The United States is perceived globally as a more significant threat to democracy than China or Russia, reported on Wednesday the Alliance for Democracy Foundation, which carried out the world's most extensive annual study on Democracy. | RELATED: | The poll, which included 50,000 people in 53 countries, revealed that at least 44 percent of participants see the U.S. as a threat to democracy in their homeland. The response marks a significan…

Staff (2021-05-05). American or Iranian detainees not part of Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — In reaction to some reports about the release of American prisoners, Russia's Permanent Representative to the International Organizations said that American or Iranian detainees are not a part of the Vienna talks.

sputniknews (2021-05-05). US Reportedly Set to Join EU Defence Plan for Fast Redeployment of Troops in Europe. sputniknews.com The arrangement is seen as a way to cut delays and red tape at EU borders which so far act as a barrier to foreign troops if they want to redeploy to another part of the bloc — for example, closer to Russia's borders.

sputniknews (2021-05-05). Merkel Says Transatlantic Partners Share No Common Assessment on Nord Stream 2. sputniknews.com BERLIN (Sputnik) – The Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas project remains an issue lacking a common stance between the European Union and the United States, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.

Geopolitical Monitor (2021-05-05). Do We Live In Mearsheimer's World? — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Mahammad Mammadov | When Russia annexed Crimea and waged a hybrid war against Ukraine in Donbas in 2014, renowned realist scholar John Mearhseimer

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