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  • Kerry: It Was ‘Strategic Thinking,’ Not a ‘Concession,’ to Leave Missiles Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

    02/20/2018 7:51:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 19, 2018 | 4:21 AM ES | Patrick Goodenough
    Setting aside Iran’s ballistic missile threats, support for terrorism and regional destabilization when crafting the nuclear deal was not a concession but “strategic thinking” on the part of the negotiators, former Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. As he has done frequently since leaving office, Kerry used the opportunity of the Munich Security Conference to defend, at length, the Obama administration’s 2015 nuclear deal which President Trump has threatened to abandon. Kerry said that the U.S. recognized that the agreement being negotiated was not dealing with other problematic issues, including human rights abuses, missiles, arms shipments, support for Hezbollah,...
  • US embassy to open in Jerusalem by end of 2019, Mike Pence tells Israel [end of JCPOA too]

    01/22/2018 8:21:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.22.2018 | tj/msh (AP, Reuters, dpa)
    US Vice President Mike Pence told Israel’s Knesset on Monday that Washington was intending to bring forward a controversial plan by the Trump administration to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “In the weeks ahead, our administration will advance its plan to open the US Embassy in Jerusalem — and the embassy will open before the end of next year,” Pence said. The intention to move the embassy, which has been condemned by the Palestinians and their Arab allies, was agreed in theory by US lawmakers years ago but was set in motion by US President Donald...
  • Pope Warns World Is One Step Away From Nuclear War

    01/20/2018 8:21:07 AM PST · by HangnJudge · 41 replies
    OANN ^ | 1/15/18 | Philip Pullella
    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Monday he was really afraid about the danger of nuclear war and that the world now stood at “the very limit”. His comment, made as he flew off for a visit to Chile and Peru, came after Hawaii issued a false missile alert that provoked panic in the U.S. state and highlighted the risk of possible unintended nuclear war with North Korea. Asked if he was worried about the possibility of nuclear war, Pope Francis said: “I think we are at the very limit. I am really afraid of this....
  • What Cannot Continue Eventually Won't

    01/11/2018 6:51:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 11, 2017 | Paul Greenberg
    A worried dictator sings a worried song, even if he feels obliged to deliver its refrain with a fired gun in place. For even Hassan Rouhani, leader for now of Iran's theocracy, seems to have felt obliged to note publicly that the natives have grown restless. And has had to add his support of their expression, if through clenched teeth. "People want to talk about economic problems, corruption and lack of transparency in the function of some of the organs (of the state) and want the atmosphere to be more open," he has been forced to admit on Twitter. He's...
  • French President: 'U.S., Israel's comments on Iran could lead to war'

    01/03/2018 7:04:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    INN ^ | 01/04/18 04:04 | Elad Benari
    French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday claimed that the tone of comments adopted by the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia towards Iran was virtually “a path to war”, Reuters reports. “The official line pursued by the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia, who are our allies in many ways, is almost one that would lead us to war,” Macron was quoted as having told reporters. The line being taken was “a deliberate strategy for some,” he said, while adding that France wanted to maintain some balance. “Otherwise, we end up surreptitiously rebuilding an ‘axis of evil’,” he said, referring...
  • 5 Places World War III Could Start in 2018

    12/26/2017 9:55:06 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 62 replies ^ | 12/25/17 | Robert Farley
    The world has managed to make it through most of 2017 [3] without the return of cataclysmic, great power conflict. In some parts of the world (most notably Syria) tensions have declined significantly. In others, already difficult situations have grown even more tense. Here are five crises that could lead to great power conflict over the course of 2018.
  • Jaafari, Iraq's most likely next PM, is Shiite modernist (Hope for Islam -- Shia emergence)

    02/15/2005 6:46:34 PM PST · by Cornpone · 5 replies · 475+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 16 Feb 2005 | tehran
    BAGHDAD (AFP) -- Ibrahim Jaafari, who Tuesday emerged as the man most likely to be Iraq's new prime minister, is a religious Shiite who believes in modernizing Islam and boasts a popular support unmatched by any of his rivals. Jaafari, currently one of two largely ceremonial vice presidents, has been chosen as the candidate of the Shiite United Iraqi Alliance list that swept to power with 48 percent of the vote in the January 30 election. His Hezb al-Dawa al-Islamiyya (Islamic Call Party) quickly re-established itself in the southern Shiite heartland after the March 2003 U.S.-led invasion and many expected...
  • Iran: Trump shows contempt for democracy

    12/20/2017 11:16:11 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/12/17 | Elad Benari
    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday blasted the United States for threatening to cut aid to countries that vote at the UN General Assembly to reject President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. “Trump regime exposes contempt for democracy through its threats against those who dare resist its thuggish demands at the UN—all while Trump insults Iran crudely as ‘dictatorship,’” Zarif tweeted. “US version of democracy stops at rhetoric of ‘either with us or against us,’" he added. .....
  • Lapid: Obama needs to return his Nobel Peace Prize

    12/19/2017 12:21:46 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/17 | David Rosenberg
    Yesh Atid chairman and former Finance Minister Yair Lapid urged former President Barack Obama to return the Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded in 2009, if an investigative report regarding his administration’s behavior towards the Hezbollah terror group is correct. Speaking with party members on Monday, Lapid responded to a report released by Politico early Monday morning which claims that the Obama administration systematically shielded the Hezbollah terrorist organization from prosecution, blunting the efforts of the Drug Enforcement Administration to crack-down on Hezbollah’s global drug trade and money laundering rackets. “If the report is correct,” Lapid told party members at...
  • UN chief: Iran may be defying UN on missiles, OK on nukes

    12/13/2017 2:46:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2017 5:32 PM EST
    U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres is warning that Iran may be defying a U.N. call to halt ballistic missile development even as it complies with the nuclear treaty with six world powers. He says in a report to the Security Council that the United Nations is investigating Iran’s possible transfer of ballistic missiles to Houthi Shiite rebels in Yemen that may have been used in launches aimed at Saudi Arabia. He says several other launches have also been brought to his attention. …
  • North Korea says war with United States is 'inevitable'

    12/06/2017 9:31:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.07.2017 | rc/sms (AP, Reuters)
    North Korea lashed out again on Wednesday at large-scale military exercises — involving its southern neighbor and the United States — this time saying that war was “unavoidable.” The comments were attributed to an unnamed North Korea Foreign Ministry spokesman, who said “bellicose comments” from high-ranked US officials, including CIA Director Mike Pompeo, had confirmed Washington’s intent for war. Pompeo had said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was unaware of how tenuous his situation was both domestically and internationally. The North Korean spokesman accused Pompeo of directly provoking the country by “impudently criticizing our supreme leadership...
  • Pope Francis condemns terror attacks around the world

    11/02/2017 10:25:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies ^ | 1 November 2017 14:12 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Pope Francis condemned on Wednesday recent terror attacks around the world, including in New York where eight people were killed, saying he was “saddened” by events. “I am saddened by the terrorist attacks in recent days in Somalia, Afghanistan and yesterday in New York,” the pope said during his Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square. He asked people to pray that God “converts the hearts of terrorists and frees the world of hatred and murderous madness, which abuses the name of God to disseminate death,” adding that he was praying for the victims and their families. …
  • BBC complains to UN about Iran targeting its Persian service

    10/25/2017 9:39:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 25, 2017 2:34 PM EDT | Jon Gambrell
    The BBC filed a complaint Wednesday to the United Nations over Iran freezing the assets of more than 150 people associated with its Persian service, calling the Islamic Republic’s actions “a deprivation of human rights.” The British broadcaster described Iran’s actions as part of a “criminal investigation” into its staff, former employees and contributors over allegations of them fomenting a “conspiracy against national security” in Iran and abroad. Those swept up in the investigation include Iranian dual nationals from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Britain and the United States. Iran’s mission at the U.N. did not respond to a request...
  • Defying Trump, EU leaders commit to Iran nuclear accord

    10/19/2017 7:13:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2017 5:43 PM EDT
    The leaders of the 28 members of the European Union are showing their support for the Iran nuclear agreement, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s opposition to it. EU spokesman Preben Aaman tweeted that the EU leaders agreed at a summit Thursday to show their joint commitment to the international agreement curbing Iran’s nuclear program. The EU leaders called the 2015 deal a pillar of efforts to reduce the global nuclear threat. Some fear that walking away from the deal could compromise chances of encouraging North Korea to negotiate on its nuclear program. …
  • France urges US Congress not to cancel Iran nuclear deal

    10/15/2017 9:02:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies ^ | 15 October 2017 09:51 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    France on Saturday urged the US Congress not to rip up the Iran nuclear deal, after President Donald Trump decertified Iran’s compliance with the 2015 agreement. “We strongly hope that Congress, which is now responsible for a possible rupture, does not jeopardize the deal,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in an interview with AFP. “If we denounce a deal that has been respected, it will set a dangerous precedent,” particularly in the context of negotiations with North Korea, Le Drian said, echoing other signatories of the Iran deal Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia. On Friday, Trump ignored...
  • John Kerry says Trump is "creating an international crisis" over Iran deal

    10/13/2017 3:11:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 13, 2017 | By KATHRYN WATSON
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday blasted President Trump's decision not to re-certify Iran's compliance with the Iran nuclear deal, accusing Mr. Trump of jumpstarting an "international crisis." "President Trump's decision today is dangerous," Kerry said in a lengthy statement he posted to Twitter. "He's creating an international crisis. It endangers America's national security interests and those of our closest allies. "The president has polluted the negotiating waters and made it easier for legitimate concerns to be distinguished from back-door efforts to kill the deal," Kerry added. "What we've seen today lacks common sense and strategic thinking to...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Trump's Policies Are Violent to America and the World

    10/13/2017 3:03:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 13, 2017 | by Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
    The House Democratic Leader explains, "The president is just saying, 'Stop the world.' He wants to get off, because he doesn't know how to deal." What the president is doing, it's violent. His actions are violent. He does violence to what we want to do in health care. He does violence to the national debt by what he is adding to it. He does violence to the world, in terms of nuclear proliferation and the environment and our standing in the world, with his frivolity. What we want him to do is to calm down, get used to the job...
  • Ryan to feuding Trump and Corker: 'Talk it out'

    10/11/2017 8:19:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2017 10:57 AM EDT
    House Speaker Paul Ryan is offering his advice in the escalating feud between President Donald Trump and Republican Sen. Bob Corker: “Talk it out among yourselves.” The Wisconsin Republican was questioned Wednesday about the war of words as Trump erroneously blamed Corker for the Iran nuclear deal and dismissed him as “liddle” Corker. […] Ryan also was asked about former Republican congressman Michael Grimm […] Ryan said: “I support Dan Donovan.” …
  • Feinstein: Trump 'Greatly Escalated Danger' from Iran, North Korea with UN Speech (DiFi is nuts)

    09/19/2017 1:33:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Sept 19, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee charged that President Trump's United Nations speech ripping the "embarrassment" Iran deal could have killed any chance for a peaceful solution with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. "The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime," Trump declared in his first address to the world body in New York. Trump, who said Monday...
  • McConnell defends Corker amid Trump feud

    10/09/2017 7:13:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/9/17 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is offering support to Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) amid a war of words between the latter and President Trump. "Sen. Corker is a valuable member of the Senate Republican caucus and he’s also on the Budget committee and a particularly important player as we move to the floor on the budget next week and he’s an important part of our team,” McConnell said Monday in Kentucky, according to the Associated Press. Asked about whether he agreed with Corker's criticism of Trump, McConnell sidestepped, adding: "[Corker is] an important part of our team and he's...