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  • LIVE: UNSC emergency meeting on North Korea (3pm on C-SPAN)

    07/05/2017 10:14:14 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 89 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | LIVE at 3pm
    United Nations Security Council Meeting on North Korea The United Nations Security Council meets to discuss the latest developments in North Korea and efforts to prevent the government there from further development of its nuclear program.
  • U.S. charges four Chinese, firm with aiding Pyongyang’s nuclear program

    09/27/2016 8:51:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 26, 2016 at 5:18 PM | Ellen Nakashima
    The Treasury Department and Justice Department took actions Monday against four Chinese individuals and one Chinese company for conspiring to aid North Korea’s nuclear weapons program in violation of U.S. economic sanctions. The unsealing of criminal charges and the imposition of new sanctions are aimed at shutting down a major Chinese node supporting North Korea’s weapons proliferation, officials said. The Justice Department charged the individuals and the trading company with conspiring to launder money and with evading sanctions. The four individuals and the company are all located in China. …
  • Iran says it executed nuclear scientist for spying for US

    08/07/2016 6:19:18 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 20 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | August 7, 2016, 3:16 pm | AFP and Times of Israel staff
    Iran has executed a nuclear scientist convicted of handing over “confidential and vital” information to the United States, a judicial spokesman said on Sunday, confirming claims made by the man’s family over the weekend.
  • UPDATE: "Glitch"; After Obama Administration Caught Lying About Iran Deal,

    05/10/2016 7:21:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | May 10, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it over the weekend, National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes admitted in a lengthy New York Times Magazine profile that the Obama administration used the media to manipulate and lie to the American people about the nuclear deal with Iran. Here is one of the lies pushed by the administration, which David Reaboi highlighted yesterday at The Federalist. First, the lies and the denials about the negotiations. It took months before a few dogged journalists started to ask questions about the talks Obama officials were engaged in with Ahmadinejad’s regime. In February 2013, then-State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland...
  • US spied on Israel over strike on Iran's nuclear program

    10/23/2015 7:52:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/23/2015 | Rick Moran
    Just how badly did Barack Obama blow up our relationship with Israel? According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, there was a point in 2012 when the US believed Israel was ready to carry out a commando raid against the Iranian nuclear reactor at Fordrow. In response, we sent another aircraft carrier to the Gulf and readied attack aircraft. in case a regional war broke out after the strike. This raises an interesting question: On whose behalf would we have intervened? Nerves frayed at the White House after senior officials learned Israeli aircraft had flown in and...
  • Obama’s Iranian Nuke Deal: The Glaring Contradiction

    09/07/2015 5:10:46 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 4 replies
    Right Side News ^ | September 7, 2015 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
      Development Is Key To Understanding Iran’s Nuclear Intentions By Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Right Side News Obama: “I made clear that Iran would not be allowed to acquire a nuclear weapon on my watch”  According to Obama, In July, we reached a comprehensive plan of action that meets our objectives.  Under its terms, Iran is never allowed to build a nuclear weapon.  And while Iran, like any party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, is allowed to access peaceful nuclear energy, the agreement strictly defines the manner in which its nuclear program can proceed, ensuring that all pathways to a bomb are cut...
  • Condoleezza Rice says she was stunned CIA mission was leaked

    01/15/2015 7:59:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2015 8:51 PM EST | Matthew Barakat
    Former national security adviser Condoleezza Rice told jurors Thursday she was stunned to learn that a classified mission to thwart Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions—now at the heart of a criminal leak trial—had been disclosed to a reporter. Rice testified for the prosecution in U.S. District Court at the trial of ex-CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, 47, of O’Fallon, Missouri, who is charged with illegally disclosing details of the program to New York Times reporter James Risen. Sterling denies leaking any information to Risen. While Rice’s testimony helped establish the importance of the classified program in question, her testimony did not implicate...
  • Senate rejects linking Iran's support for terrorism to nuke deal (Senators voted 45-54)

    04/29/2015 4:38:28 PM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Wednesday blocked a Republican push to tie Iran's support of terrorism to a final deal on the country's nuclear program. Senators voted 45-54 on the amendment from Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), which would have required President Obama to certify as part of a diplomatic deal that Iran hasn't carried out or directly supported an act of terror against the United States or a U.S. citizen. Republican Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Dan Coats (Ind.), Bob Corker (Tenn.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Orrin Hatch (Utah) and John McCain (Ariz.) voted with Democrats against the amendment....
  • Saudi king urged US to attack Iran

    11/28/2010 6:20:30 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies · 1+ views
    AFP ^ | 11/26/2010 | AFP
    King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia urged the United States to attack Iran to destroy its nuclear programme, according to US documents leaked by WikiLeaks and published Sunday by daily newspapers. According to a leaked US cable, published by the New York Times, King Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz made the call during an April 2008 meeting with US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker and US General David Petraeus. "He told you to 'cut off the head of the snake'," Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington, Adel al-Jubeir, told the US embassy in Riyadh two days after the high-level talks, according to the...
  • Iran Has Ballistic Missile That Poses Threat to United States

    01/22/2015 9:42:04 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 71 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/22/2015 | Caroline B. Glick
    Column one: Iran, Obama, Boehner and Netanyahu Iran has apparently produced an intercontinental ballistic missile whose range far exceeds the distance between Iran and Israel, and between Iran and Europe. On Wednesday night, Channel 2 showed satellite imagery taken by Israel’s Eros-B satellite that was launched last April. The imagery showed new missile-related sites that Iran recently constructed just outside Tehran. One facility is a missile launch site, capable of sending a rocket into space or of firing an ICBM. On the launch pad was a new 27-meter long missile, never seen before. The missile and the launch pad indicate...
  • Ex-CIA Officer Indicted for Leaking Classified Info to New York Times Reporter

    01/14/2011 4:20:20 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Gawker ^ | January 6, 2011 | Staff
    Ex-CIA Officer Indicted for Leaking Classified Info to New York Slimes Reporter Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer, was indicted today for leaking classified information to New York Times reporter James Risen. The indictment shows that the federal government had access to their e-mail and phone contacts going back several years. Sterling served on the Iran desk of the CIA in the 1990s, and oversaw a classified program aimed at sabotaging the development of its nuclear programming. He left the CIA in 2000 and sued for racial discrimination (he is African American) in a case that went all the way...
  • Iran's Nuclear Program - Deal Or No Deal?

    11/24/2013 6:28:16 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 2 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/24/13 | LD Jackson
    News coming out of Geneva and Washington, D.C. tells us of a major breakthrough regarding Iran's nuclear program. According to what we are being told by the Obama administration and the Iranians, a deal has been reached to make sure Iran's nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only. As can be expected, the Obama administration is touting the agreement, saying it cuts off the most likely paths Iran would take, if it wanted to acquire a nuclear weapon. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told his nation of the agreement on national television, saying the world has recognized Iran's nuclear rights. Israel...
  • Former IDF intel chief: US coming around to an Israeli strike on Iran

    08/07/2013 8:28:19 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 18 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 8/7/2013 | HAVIV RETTIG GUR
    US opposition to an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear program may be softening, a former head of IDF intelligence said Wednesday. “The American stance on an Israeli strike against Iran has changed dramatically recently,” said Amos Yadlin, who served as chief of the IDF’s Intelligence Directorate from 2006 to 2010. “In 2012 the [Americans'] red light was as red as it can get, the brightest red,” Yadlin said in an interview with Army Radio Wednesday morning. “But the music I’m hearing lately from Washington says, ‘If this is truly an overriding Israeli security interest, and you think you want to...
  • Why is impoverished Egypt seeking a nuclear program?

    04/25/2013 8:57:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/25/2013 | By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    Why is Morsi committing to an investment of billions of dollars when it is embroiled in economic crisis that is fueling unrest in an already explosive political environment? Earlier this week, Egypt announced that it is seeking Russian assistance to revive its nuclear program. Why is the government of Mohamed Morsi committing itself to an investment of billions of dollars when it is embroiled in economic crisis that is fueling unrest in an already explosive political environment? It seems to be a move by the Muslim Brotherhood-led government to solidify the country’s position as a regional power, as well as...
  • Ahmadinejad meets with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrahkan

    09/26/2012 2:39:23 PM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 26, 2012 | Caroline May
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with the Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan and other religious leaders Tuesday, according to an English translation of the Iranian president’s webpage posted Wednesday. In a picture of the Tuesday evening meeting, Farrakhan — known for making brutally (anti-Semitic assertions), and calling President Obama a (“murderer”) for the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi — is seen smiling as he sits at a table with the Iranian president.<-p> According to Ahmadinejad’s webpage, the night before his address to the UN General Assembly, Ahmadinejad, Farrakhan and seven other leaders of “Abrahamic religions” listened to the...
  • Experts: Only US can destroy Iran's nuke program (Israel lacks the capability)

    09/19/2012 5:03:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/19/2012
    The United States is the only country that can carry out a successful, preventative military strike against Iran's nuclear program, according to a study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a well-regarded Washington-based think tank. According to the study published in September, only the United States has the capacity to both deliver the explosive payloads needed in the initial strike and effectively carry out follow-up strikes based on continued near-real-time intelligence. "The US would be the only country that has the air power, support capability, and mix of sea‐air forces in the Gulf to continue a sustained...
  • With Friends Like These…

    04/01/2012 5:29:35 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 10 replies ^ | 4.1.12 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Reports from American Intelligence are being leaked to the public to put pressure on Israel to keep them from attacking Iran. Israel and Azerbaijan have struck a 1.6 billion dollar drone and defense deal, supposedly giving Israel access to their bases if they attack Iran. This means the Israelis would not have to refuel if they do attack and that is a game changer. Last Thursday, Ambassador John Bolton, being the straight shooter he is, laid it out succinctly on Fox News. He accused this administration of leaking information deliberately to deter Israel from defending herself. He was responding to...
  • US indicts Iranian nabbed in Philippines over nuke export plot

    07/13/2012 8:45:05 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    ABS CBN (Reuters) ^ | 07/14/2012
    A US federal grand jury has indicted two men, one from Iran and the other from China, on charges of conspiring to send materials from the United States to Iran for the purpose of enriching uranium, the US Justice Department said on Friday. Using a Chinese company as a go-between to avoid trade sanctions, the men tried for three years to obtain US materials, such as high-strength steel, that could be used in an Iranian nuclear program, the department said. Iranian citizen Parviz Khaki was arrested in May in the Philippines, while the other man, Zongcheng Yi of China, remains...
  • Iran’s Nuclear Project (Michael Rubin)

    11/08/2011 1:47:02 PM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    NRO ^ | Nov. 8, 2011 | Michael Rubin
    -Excerpt- The IAEA’s findings are not only an indictment of Iran, however. They also reveal the fundamental corruption of Mohamed ElBaradei, the Egyptian diplomat who was the IAEA’s director general from December 1997 to November 2009. While his job was to administer a technocratic agency, ElBaradei repeatedly intervened to distort the inspectors’ findings. Rather than confront the Islamic Republic on its cheating, he coached Iranian officials on their public diplomacy. He also repeatedly ignored mounting evidence of secret Iranian facilities until these were publicly exposed by other means. -excerpt- The IAEA report should also embarrass Thomas Fingar, Vann H. Van...
  • US denies killing Iran nuclear scientist with magnetic bomb

    01/11/2012 10:52:59 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 32 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 1/11/2012
    Updated at 1:15 p.m. ET: The Obama administration is denying any role in the killing of an Iranian university professor working at a key nuclear facility. White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said the U.S. "had absolutely nothing to do" with Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan's death and the U.S. condemns "all acts of violence, including acts of violence like what is being reported today." Published at 9:46 am ET: Two assailants on a motorcycle attached a magnetic bomb to the car of an Iranian university professor working at a key nuclear facility, killing him and wounding two people on Wednesday, a semiofficial...