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  • North Korea 'preparing to hide nuclear arsenal in remote mountain province'

    05/24/2018 9:58:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 24, 2018 | Julian Ryall
    North Korea has designated remote Chagang Province as a Special Songun [military-first] Revolutionary Zone, fuelling suspicions that the region is being turned into a mountain redoubt for the regime’s atomic weapons and missile programmes despite Pyongyang’s promises to scrap its nuclear arsenal. Officials of the Ministry of State Security were informed of the new designation in April, the Seoul-based Daily NK news outlet reported, quoting a high-ranking source in Pyongyang. The region will become “a strategic foothold for the military in the face of modern warfare”, the source said, adding that the ministry had decreed “the project must go forward...
  • Russia’s Apocalypse Missile Keeps Crashing

    05/24/2018 5:31:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 23, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    Vladimir Putin’s much-hyped nuclear-powered cruise missile is having trouble staying in the air. The Russian president announced the weapon in March as part of a package of new nuclear arms, but the unnamed missile has crashed four times in four months. The new Russian cruise missile takes advantage of a nuclear chain reaction for power. According to CNBC the missile uses a gasoline-powered engine, likely a turbojet similar to the one powering the Kalibr cruise missile (see above, using its rocket booster motor) to achieve flight. Although details surrounding the weapon aren’t clear, the new cruise missile almost certainly uses...
  • INDIA GETS NEW NUCLEAR SUBMARINE MISSILES, JOINING ONLY RUSSIA, CHINA, U.S. AND FRANCE

    05/17/2018 4:58:57 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 27 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/17/2018 | Tom O'Conner
    India has equipped its latest nuclear-powered submarine with a new nuclear-capable missile that can hit targets up to 435 miles away, a capability enjoyed by only four other countries on Earth. Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the military's feat during the annual Defence Research Development Organisation award ceremony Monday in New Delhi, where she recognized scientists A. Joseph and M. Ugender Reddy for their role in developing the K-15 Sagarika, also known as B-05. Sitharaman revealed that the advanced missile was officially put into service with the INS Arihant nuclear submarine. "It is an indigenous missile with several innovative designs...
  • Bolton: Sanctions possible on European companies that trade with Iran

    05/13/2018 4:06:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/5/18
    ...John Bolton said on Sunday that Washington might impose sanctions on European companies trading with Iran. Interviewed by CNN, Bolton said it depends on the behavior of other governments. He said he thought the Europeans would understand that it is in their interest to get along with the US.
  • North Korea to Publicly Blow Up Nuclear Test Site It Can't Use Anyway

    05/12/2018 6:33:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/12/2018 | RIck Moran
    "The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never escape from it," said Joseph Goebbels.Charlie Brown. Lucy. Football.North Korea says they will blow up the tunnels and dismantle its nuclear test site prior to the Trump-Kim summit later this monthIt's a coup for peace! Trump triumphant! Novus ordo seclorum!Is it?AP: Kim had already revealed plans to shut down the test site by the end of May during his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in last month. Analysts say that while...
  • List of Countries Who Support Breaking the Iran Nuclear Deal?

    05/12/2018 12:46:22 PM PDT · by E-Mat · 35 replies
    Where is there a list of the countries who support breaking Obama's nuclear deal? MSM gives us plenty of examples of international politicians who oppose breaking the deal.
  • UN nuclear watchdog’s chief inspector resigns without explanation

    05/11/2018 8:16:49 PM PDT · by Steven W. · 47 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/11/2018 | AFP
    VIENNA, Austria — The chief inspector of the UN’s nuclear watchdog the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resigned Friday, a spokesperson for the agency said. No reason was given for Tero Varjoranta’s sudden departure, which comes days after US President Donald Trump took America out of the deal between Iran and world powers over its nuclear program.
  • Report: North Korea weapons could be flown to France

    05/11/2018 10:04:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    United Press International ^ | May 11, 2018 | Elizabeth Shim
    The United States asked North Korea to remove five nuclear weapons, that would be then flown to France for destruction, according to a South Korean press report. The Segye Ilbo reported Friday the U.S request from visiting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was part of a process to verify Kim Jong Un's intent. Quoting a South Korean diplomat, the newspaper said North Korea's sincerity about dismantlement is being tested. "It is my knowledge this position was directly conveyed to Kim by Secretary of State Pompeo," the diplomat said, adding the United States wants to shorten the time "as much as...
  • U.S. seeks the relocation of N. Korean nuclear engineers

    05/10/2018 5:18:39 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | May 10, 2018 | YOSHIHIRO MAKINO
    U.S. seeks the relocation of N. Korean nuclear engineers By YOSHIHIRO MAKINO/ Correspondent May 10, 2018 at 16:35 JST SEOUL--In preliminary negotiations before their upcoming summit, the United States is demanding that North Korea relocate its nuclear engineers to other countries and discard data from its nuclear development program. The demands were made in preliminary discussions for the U.S.-North Korea summit scheduled to be held by early June, sources related to North Korea said on May 9. However, North Korea is resisting the relocation of up to several thousand nuclear engineers and is taking a vague stance on the abandonment...
  • Iranians fear the future after Trump exits Iran nuclear deal

    05/10/2018 10:35:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | May 10, 2018 | by Ali Arouzi and Saphora Smith
    TEHRAN, Iran - President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal has left a bitter taste in the mouths of many people here in the Islamic republic. Many Iranians hoped the Obama-era pact would lead to prosperity and closer ties with the West. But with the agreement now on the rocks, some Iranians feel double-crossed by America and say they are pessimistic about their country’s future. Many Iranians feel they haven't seen the economic benefits of the nuclear deal. While it allowed Tehran to sell its crude oil and natural gas on the international market, Iran's economy remains weak...
  • South Carolina's state utility paid bonuses to private execs

    05/09/2018 6:54:46 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 6 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Published May 09, 2018 | CHRISTINA L. MYERS and JEFFREY COLLINS
    South Carolina's state owned utility paid $9 million in performance bonuses to executives of a private utility for two nuclear reactors that were never finished, according to the public utility and emails turned over to state and federal investigators. SCANA Corp. even billed taxpayer-supported Santee Cooper $3.2 million for bonuses in August, A MONTH AFTER the utilities abandoned 10 years of construction and planning for the reactors, according to the emails released by Gov. Henry McMaster's office on Wednesday.
  • End of Iran Deal Underscores a Weakness of Obama's 'Pen and Phone' Presidency

    05/09/2018 10:01:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Reason ^ | May 9, 2018 | by Nick Gillespie
    If your "signature achievements" are done by executive power alone, they might as well be written in pencil. Say what you will about Donald Trump pulling the United States out of the Iran deal. Personally, I wish the United States had stayed in. But this sort of zig-zag is exactly what happens when you end up governing with your pen and your phone, as Barack Obama did. Faced with a recalcitrant, obstructionist Republican Congress that he helped bring to power two years into his presidency, Obama increasingly gave up on getting congressional approval for anything: military actions, immigration policy, trade...
  • Trump Was Right to Terminate the Iran Deal

    05/09/2018 9:51:37 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 15 replies
    The National Interest ^ | May 9, 2018 | Peter Brookes
    The nuclear deal hasn’t reduced Tehran’s threat to international security and stability. Highly controversial? Yes. But President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—also known as the Iran nuclear deal—was totally justifiable. The deal was a well-intentioned effort by the Obama administration to limit Iran’s nuclear program—including its nuclear weapons program. But from the beginning, there were a number of reasonable concerns about the JCPOA. How About That Sunset? One of the most problematic provisions of the JCPOA is that it ends —or “sunsets”—after a specified period of time. At the fifteen-year mark of...
  • Foreign firms doing business in Iran may face sanctions, U.S. warns

    05/09/2018 7:25:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | May 9, 2018 | by Saphora Smith
    LONDON - President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal has left foreign firms with a choice: Stop doing business in Iran or run the risk of U.S. sanctions. Multinational companies have billions of dollars tied up in Iran. In 2016, the European Union exported more than $9.7 billion worth of goods to Iran, while importing almost $6.5 billion from there, according to the European Commission. But Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, warned firms that continuing to do business there would have consequences. “U.S. sanctions will target critical sectors of Iran’s economy. German companies...
  • Trump has sent an earthquake through the Middle East by pulling out of Iran deal

    05/09/2018 6:25:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Sky News ^ | May 9, 2018 | by Alex Rossi
    It was well telegraphed in advance but that didn't make the punch of the US withdrawal from the Iran deal any less powerful. President Donald Trump has just sent an earthquake through the Middle East and risked alienating key European allies. Anyone who thinks there was a glimmer of optimism, and the door is left open for a new deal, wasn't really listening to what the President had just said. Virtually every aspect of the Iranian regime's foreign agenda was attacked. This was not just about the deal. This was about Iran's aggressive behaviour across the region. The problem with...
  • Obama Administration: Constitution's Treaty Clause Is Dead [from 2015]

    05/08/2018 3:08:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | July 29, 2015 | Editorial
    Asked the right question, a suspect will often incriminate himself. Asked why the Iran deal isn't a treaty, Secretary of State John Kerry basically answered it's because we've killed the Constitution. Secretary Kerry, testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, pumped another bullet into the legal foundation of the American system of government ratified by We the People nearly 227 years ago. Asked by Rep. Reid Ribble, R-Wis., "Why is this not considered a treaty?" — which would mean 67 senators would have to agree before the Iran deal would take effect — former Sen. Kerry's startling and...
  • Iran Nuke Deal: Yet Another Secret Side Deal Emerges [From 2016]

    05/08/2018 2:45:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 11, 2016 | By Marc A. Thiessen
    First, we learned last year that the Obama administration made a secret side deal with Iran that allowed the regime to effectively inspect itself - collecting its own soil samples, instead of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors, at the Parchin military complex. Then we learned last month that the Obama administration made a secret $400 million ransom payment to Iran, in which “wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into Iran on an unmarked cargo plane” on the very same day that U.S. hostages were released. Now it appears the Obama administration has cut...
  • 'A serious mistake': Obama's statement on Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal

    05/08/2018 1:34:36 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 82 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/08/2018 | Mike Calia
    FULL TITLE: 'A serious mistake': Read Barack Obama's statement on President Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal "I believe that the decision to put the JCPOA at risk without any Iranian violation of the deal is a serious mistake," Obama. Here's Obama's full statement:
  • Iran says will not renegotiate nuclear deal, warns against changes

    05/08/2018 1:15:54 PM PDT · by yoe · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2018 | Parisa Hafezi
    ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran’s foreign minister said on Thursday U.S. demands to change its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers were unacceptable as a deadline set by President Donald Trump for Europeans to “fix” the deal loomed. [snip]“Iran will not renegotiate what was agreed years ago and has been implemented,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a video message posted on YouTube.
  • Hmm: North Korea Already Dismantling Its Nuke-Testing Facility?

    05/02/2018 3:29:32 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2 May 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Sketchy reporting on this so far even a few hours out from this tweet, but hugely interesting if true — although perhaps not unexpected. CBS’s sources within the US intel community tell them that North Korea has begun dismantling their nuclear testing facility at Punggye-ri. If true, it might mean that they’re serious about ending their nuclear program … or that the facility is already useless: Presumably US intelligence has developed this information from either reliable human intelligence, which is difficult to get in the prison camp north of the 38th Parallel, or from real-time satellite surveillance, which is much...