2021-05-13: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-14). Republicans Want Biden to End Iran Talks Over Gaza Violence. news.antiwar.com Republican Iran hawks are jumping on the ongoing violence in Gaza and using it to argue for President Biden to end the ongoing negotiations with Iran in Vienna to revive the nuclear deal. | On Thursday, "We call on you to immediately end negotiations with Iran, and make clear that sanctions relief will not be provided," <...

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-13). Israel Rejects Hamas Truce Offer, Says Gaza Campaign 'Far From Over'. news.antiwar.com On Wednesday night, The truce offer from Hamas was made through the Russian foreign ministry. A Hamas official was quoted as saying that the group would halt attacks on a "mutual basis" with Israel. |

Andrew Korybko (2021-05-13). US Biolabs in Former Soviet States. Moscow Reacts. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Secretary of the …

_____ (2021-05-13). Economics Of The New Cold War And US 'Super Imperialism'. popularresistance.org Hello everyone, I'm Ben Norton. You're watching Moderate Rebels. And there will be a podcast version of this after, for people who want to listen. We are joined today by the economist Michael Hudson, one of the most important economists in the world, honestly, in my view. | I don't think he needs introduction. He has written many books, and has been an economic adviser for multiple governments, and has a long history on Wall Street and academia. And you can find his work at Michael-Hudson.com. | Today, we're going to talk about an issue that Michael Hudson has been writing about for decades, and something that yo…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-13). Russian Warplanes Hammered Militant Positions In Northern Lattakia, Western Idlib. southfront.org FILE PHOTO: Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft before departing for its permanent base in Russia from Khmeimim Air Base in Syria. © Vadim Grishankin / Sputnik | Late on May 12, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a number of airstrikes on different parts of the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | According to several sources, the Russian airstrikes targeted militants' positions near the town of Tardin the northern Lattakia countryside as well as in the vicinity of the town of Knaddah in the western…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-13). Russia's Admiral Gorshkov Frigate Begins Final Testing Phase Of Zircon Hypersonic Missile. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Russian Northern Fleet's flagship — the Admiral Gorshkov frigate is making the transition from Murmansk to Severodvinsk to participate in the final stages of testing promising missile weapons, the press service of the fleet said on May 12th | The press service of the Northern Fleet did not specify which missiles the Admiral Gorshkov would test. Meanwhile, it was officially reported that this ship is participating in tests of the new Russian Zircon hypersonic missile."Yes…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-13). Military Situation In Syria On May 13, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 13, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 66 times: 39 — in Idlib province, 17 — in Latakia province, 7 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | SAA eliminated more than 300 terrorists in Syria since the 23rd of April, with the support of the Russian forces, according to the spokesman for the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria | On May 12, the SDF raided the town of Shaheel. 6 people reportedly…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-13). Russian Military Police Blocked US Convoy In Northeastern Syria (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On May 13, a unit of the Russian Military Police intercepted a US military convoy in Syria's northeastern region, which is controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). | According to

WSWS (2021-05-13). NATO begins massive Defender 2021 military exercises aimed at Russia. wsws.org The inclusion of non-NATO states including Ukraine and Georgia in NATO's largest war games in Europe since the end of the Cold War, on Russia's borders, is very provocative.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-13). U.S. nuclear-capable bomber fires Mach-8 hypersonic missile in simulated Arctic drill. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. nuclear-capable bomber fires Mach-8 hypersonic missile in simulated Arctic drillRick Rozoff In reporting on the nearly-completed Northern Edge 21 war games in Alaska and in the waters surrounding it, U.S. Air Force disclosed that a B-52H Stratofortress nuclear-capable bomber flew from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam to the massive Joint Pacific Alaska Range …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-13). US Nuclear-Capable Bomber Fires Mach-8 Hypersonic Missile in Simulated Arctic Drill. news.antiwar.com In reporting on the nearly-completed Northern Edge 21 war games in Alaska and in the waters surrounding it, U.S. Air Force disclosed that a B-52H Stratofortress nuclear-capable bomber flew from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam to the massive Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex to engage in a test of a new hypersonic missile. The …

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-13). EU companies could face legal action over Iran contracts: AP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — A top EU court advisor has said that the European firms that refused to trade with Iran after the US pullout from Iran nuclear deal could face legal action.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-13). Chernobyl Radiation Surge 'Cause for Concern,' Say Scientists. commondreams.org Scientists have detected a surge in fission reactions inside an inaccessible chamber around the ruins of Reactor Four at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/chernobyl_0.jpg

news.un (2021-05-13). Secretary-General and President Putin discuss importance of multilateralism. news.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed the importance of renewed commitment to multilateralism during virtual talks held on Thursday.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-13). Having been through it itself, South Ossetia warns of Donbass bloodbath. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com State Information Agency of the Republic of South OssetiaMay 13, 2021 President of South Ossetia called on Kiev to implement the agreements on the Donbass South Ossetian President Anatoly Bibilov called on Kiev to abide by the Minsk agreements to avoid deaths in Donbass. "In the world order, where Russia — there is development, where …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-13). Armenia Appeals to CSTO After Azerbaijan Stages Armed Incursions. news.antiwar.com Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan informed an emergency session of his nation's Security Council today that the government has requested assistance from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a security body of six former Soviet republics including Russia. He reported that yesterday morning Azerbaijani troops crossed into the province of Syunik in southern Armenia and …

_____ (2021-05-13). Butting Heads With China and Russia: American Diplomats Are Outclassed. strategic-culture.org United State engagement in complicated overseas quarrels should be limited to areas where genuine vital interests are at stake. | With the exception of the impending departure of U.S. and NATO forces from Afghanistan, if it occurs, the White House seems to prefer to use aggression to deter adversaries rather than finesse. The recent exchanges between Secretary of State Tony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Staff (2021-05-13). Russia's Lavrov, US' Blinken discuss Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The Russian and US foreign ministers discussed Iran over the phone and agreed to meet in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik on May 20.

Staff (2021-05-13). Iran-Russia-China trilateral meeting held in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The heads of the Russian and Chinese delegations, in a meeting with the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Araghchi in Vienna, reiterated their support for the effective lifting of sanctions against the Iranian people.

Jason Ditz (2021-05-13). Russia Intercepts Three French Warplanes Over Black Sea. news.antiwar.com The latest in a growing number of confrontations in the Black Sea Two French Mirage-2000 jets and a C-135 tanker were caught

Staff (2021-05-12). Erdogan voices opposition to zionists' attacks on Palestine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — In a phone talk with Russian counterpart Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced Turkey's strong opposition to the Israeli regime's attacks on occupied Quds, Gaza Strip, Al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestinians.

Anonymous669 (2021-05-12). Gaza Clashes: Israeli Military Sustained First Causality In Hamas ATGM Strike (Videos). southfront.org Hamas tank-hunters. Illustrative image. | On May 12, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) sustained their first causality since the outbreak of the clashes with Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip. | An Israeli soldier was killed and two others were severely injured when their SUV was hit by an anti-tank guided missile, reportedly a Russian-made Kornet-E, while it was passing on a road to the north of Gaza. | In a statement, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, claimed responsibility fo…

Ben Norton (2021-05-12). Economics of the new cold war and US 'super imperialism' with economist Michael Hudson. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton interview world-renowned economist Michael Hudson on his concept of American "super imperialism" and the economics of the new cold war on China and Russia. In this wide-ranging discussion on the Moderate Rebels podcast, Hudson addresses US sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, the policies of the Joe Biden administration, Beijing's economic model, cryptocurrencies, and dedollarization — the potential end to the dollar as the global reserve currency. Transcript Ben Norton 0: 03 Hello everyone, I'm …

teleSUR (2021-05-12). Venezuela To Receive Sputnik Light, Speed up Vaccination Drive. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday that his country would receive Russia's Sputnik Live vaccine to advance the inoculation amid a COVID-19 upsurge. | RELATED: | "In May, vaccination will accelerate and have widespread growth, and June, July, and August will be the months of a vaccination offensive," the Venezuelan President said on national television as the authorities aimed to vaccinate at least…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-12). In Video: Russia Forces Blew Up Large ISIS Bunker In Central Syria. southfront.org Screen grab from Zvezda TV video. | Russian forces have uncovered and destroyed a large underground bunker of ISIS cells in central Syria, the The bunker, located near the ancient city of Palmyra in eastern Homs, was blown up by Russian military engineer and Syrian soldiers. A total of 2,5 tons of TNT were used to completely destroy the large underground structure. | According to Zvezda, the bunker was equipped with ventilation an…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-12). SAA And Russian Support Eliminate Over 300 ISIS Terrorists In Less Than A Month. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Syrian Arab Army has eliminated 338 terrorists since April 23rd. It did so with assistance from the Russian Aerospace forces. | A spokesman for the Russian group made the claim."Units of Syria's pro-government troops, with the support of the Aerospace Forces of Russia, continue their search and reconnaissance missions in the Syrian desert. Since April 23, a total of 228 members of terrorist groups have been killed and 44 captured, 20 vehicles have been seized and six de…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-12). Military Situation In Syria On May 12, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 12, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 41 times: 21 — in Idlib province, 14 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On May 12, 15th group of families consisting 83 Syrian families left al-Hawl refugee camp under supervision of SDF towards their areas in the countryside of Deir Ezzor province. | On May 12, SAA targeted a vehicle with an ATGM near Bidama | On May 11,…

Staff (2021-05-12). Deputy EU Foreign Policy chief, IAEA Sec. Gen. discuss JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The Secretary-General of European Union's External Action Service Enrique Mora met with the Director-General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi on Wed. and discussed Iran's nuclear deal, JCPOA.

teleSUR (2021-05-12). Oliver Stone: The US is Waging a War Against Russia Since 2006. telesurenglish.net American film director Oliver Stone has said in an interview with The Washington Post that the US has been waging a "war" against Russia for over a decade. "There has been a campaign, a war against Russia going on for a long time. It started again in the US around 2006-2007, when he made that speech at Munich", Stone suggested. | RELATED: | Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned U.S. attempts to dominate the glo…

teleSUR (2021-05-12). State Dept: Blinken and Lavrov To Meet in Iceland Next Week. telesurenglish.net The State Department announced that Blinken and Lavrov agreed on a phone call that the two will meet in Reykjavik, Iceland, on the sidelines of the Arctic Council meeting. The two foreign ministers plan to discuss an array of issues, including the detention of two Americans in Russia and U.S. policy toward the DPRK (North Korea). | RELATED: | "Secretary Blinken reiterated President Biden's resolve to protect U.S. citizens and act…

Staff (2021-05-12). Iran, Russia anti-narcotic polices keen on boosting coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — A meeting was held between Iran and Russia in order to develop and strengthen police cooperation between the two countries in the fight against drug trafficking at the regional and international levels.

Staff (2021-05-12). Kremlin orders expulsion of large number of US embassy staff. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Under Kremlin orders, the US Embassy has stopped employing Russians, forcing the embassy to cut its consular staff by 75% and limit many of its services.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-12). Plan for preemptive strike? Ukraine says it could be attacked from Belarus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Plan for preemptive strike? Ukraine says it could be attacked from Belarus.Rick Rozoff Speaking to a security forum in Kiev yesterday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said of a potential armed conflict with neighboring Russia, "I think it could be a world war." He was responding to a question by a reporter who had asked whether …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-12). Multinational forces rising to U.S. Army standards on NATO's Eastern Front. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Multinational forces rising to U.S. Army standards on NATO's Eastern FrontRick Rozoff A recent feature in Russia's Izvestia reflected on the recent meeting of the presidents of Poland, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in Warsaw in which the host nation was promoting its role in the consolidation of a regional power bloc, one aimed against …

WSWS (2021-05-12). Nine dead, twenty-one injured in Russian school shooting. wsws.org The tragedy cannot be understood outside the profoundly diseased state of Russian society.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-12). Plan for Preemptive Strike? Ukraine Says It Could Be Attacked From Belarus. news.antiwar.com Speaking to a security forum in Kiev yesterday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said of a potential armed conflict with neighboring Russia, "I think it could be a world war." He was responding to a question by a reporter who had asked whether a Russian attack against Ukraine — he specified in September — could be …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-12). Multinational Forces Rising to US Army Standards on NATO's Eastern Front. news.antiwar.com A recent feature in Russia's Izvestia reflected on the recent meeting of the presidents of Poland, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in Warsaw in which the host nation was promoting its role in the consolidation of a regional power bloc, one aimed against Russia (and secondarily its Union State partner Belarus). Poland, Estonia, Latvia and …

Staff (2021-05-12). Zionist regime Western countries' puppet. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — The deadly silence of the Western world in the face of the crimes of the child-killing regime of Israel has only one meaning, and that is that the Zionist regime is their own puppet, Iranian envoy to Moscow said.

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