Tehran has put to bed at least two of the UN nuclear watchdog’s outstanding inquiries over one of the three so-called ‘undeclared sites,’ where trace particles of unprocessed uranium had been found previously, as well as some recently discovered highly enriched uranium particles, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.
Rep. Gallagher Says War Game Shows US Needs to Arm Taiwan ‘To the Teeth’
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) has said that a congressional war game that simulated a Chinese invasion of Taiwan shows that the US must arm Taiwan “to the teeth.”
Bipartisan Lawmakers Seek to Stop Billion-Dollar Arms Sale to Nigeria
Two Representatives are demanding the White House rescind a $1 billion arms sale to Nigeria. The demand was issued after reports of horrific abuses by the Nigerian military. In April, the Joe Biden administration approved the sale of attack helicopters to Nigeria for...
Germany: Ukraine Losing Hundreds of Soldiers Every Day
The German foreign intelligence service assesses that Kiev is losing a “three-digit number” of soldiers daily, according to a report in Der Spiegel. Berlin informed politicians of the assessment during a secret meeting this week.
Kiev Seizes Assets of Russian Orthodox Clerics
Ukraine has ratcheted up its campaign against a branch of the Eastern Orthodox church with ties to Russia. On the order of President Volodymyr Zelensky, seven senior clerics from the Russian Orthodox church will have their assets seized and face bans on a range of economic and legal activities.
Pope Appeals to Politicians to Avert Threat of Nuclear War Over Ukraine
Reuters: "Today, in fact, something we dreaded and hoped never to hear of again is threatened outright: the use of atomic weapons, which even after Hiroshima and Nagasaki continued wrongly to be produced and tested." Francis recalled how on October, 25, 1962, at the...
Sen. Marsha Blackburn Travels to Taiwan, Third Congressional Visit this Month
Reuters reports Senator Marsha Blackburn arrived in Taiwan on Thursday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi traveled to Taipei in August, setting off a massive escalation with China. Blackburn is the third Congressional delegation to visit Taiwan this month. Beijing views the...
Iran Seeks to Boost Diplomatic Ties with Saudi Arabia Amid Improved Atmosphere
As talks to save the Iran nuclear agreement, Tehran has taken a flurry of steps to improve its relationship with several Arab Gulf states. Iran has already reestablished diplomatic ties with the UAE and Kuwait. Next, Tehran seeks to reengage in talks with Riyadh. In...
White House Considering Reducing or Increasing Tariffs on China
President Joe Biden is examining a range of options for what to do with the current tariffs on China, according to Reuters. For months, the administration has considered cutting tariffs on Beijing to relieve inflation in the US, but has alternatively thought about additional penalties as China carries out military drills in the waters surrounding Taiwan.
The White House Will Approve New $1 Billion Weapons Transfer to Ukraine
Reuters reports unnamed officials in the Biden administration say a new $1 billion weapons package is waiting for the president’s signature. The next arms transfer will be the 18th since Russia invaded Ukraine in February.
US Has Been Supporting Ukraine With ‘Offensive’ Cyber Operations
Gen. Paul Nakasone, the head of US Cyber Command, told Sky News on Wednesday that the US has been conducting “offensive” cyber operations to support Ukraine in its war against Russia.
Salafis Throwing Bombs: How American and British Planners Partnered With Al-Qaeda Affiliated Groups At the Start of the Syrian Civil War
Introduction In the mainstream view, al-Qaeda did not play a role in the Syria conflict until Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dispatched his deputy, Abu Muhammad al-Jolani, to Syria in August 2011 to establish a wing of the group there, called...
News Roundup 10/8/21
US News Reuters reports the US has been sending a small number of special operations forces to Taiwan to train their troops. [Link] Berlin police are investigating reports of ‘Havana Syndrome’ at the US Embassy. [Link] Afghanistan At least 28 people were killed by a...
COI#87 – Reuters Pushes Anti-Russian Propaganda, Rewrites Trump’s Russia Policy
On COI #87, Kyle breaks down two recent articles by Reuters that try to rewrite the history of Trump's Russia policy. Trump was one of the most anti-Russian presidents. He heavily sanctioned Russia throughout his term. He also expelled a record number of diplomats and...
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