Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Fact Checker Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Salvador Rizzo by Salvador Rizzo Email the author May 8 at 3:00 AM Email the author “In seven years, that deal will have expired, and Iran is free to go ahead and create nuclear weapons. That’s not acceptable. Seven years is tomorrow.”— President Trump, discussing the Iran nuclear deal in a White House news conference, April 30, 2018 Trump has never liked the Iran nuclear deal and may decide to withdraw the United States from further … [Read more...] about Trump’s claim that Iran could build nuclear weapons in seven years
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World Nuclear BombsDaniel Ellsberg is best known as the defense analyst who leaked the Pentagon Papers and exposed Defense Department lies about American involvement in the Vietnam War. But in 1971, when he took those top secret documents out of his office safe at the Rand Corp., he also took a cache of materials related to his job as one architect of America’s mutually assured destruction nuclear strategy, or MAD.He hid the top-secret nuclear papers in plastic bags on his brother’s farm in upstate New York, intending to reveal them after the furor over the Pentagon Papers died down. But Tropical Storm Doria in 1971 eroded the hiding place, and he never saw his papers again.Now a hale and vigorous 87, he is stumping the country giving talks about his latest book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. It recounts his participation in what he calls America’s “criminally insane” nuclear program. Newsweek caught up with him in Washington, … [Read more...] about Daniel Ellsberg Warns of ‘No Survivors’ if U.S. Goes to War With ‘Criminally Insane’ Nuclear Weapons
World Mike Pompeo Israel Iran Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he personally reviewed Israel’s cache of documents about Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons programme and believes Tehran lied to the world. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented what he said was evidence that Iran secretly pursued a nuclear weapons programme both before and after the controversial deal in 2015 to curb its nuclear research in exchange for a relaxation of economic sanctions, breaching the historic agreement. Tehran has always maintained that its nuclear programme was solely for civil energy purposes. Iran accused Netanyahu of rehashing old intelligence to make a political stunt as President Trump mulls whether to pull the U.S. out of the Iran deal, which he opposes. Trump will decide by May 12. “For many years, the Iranian regime has insisted to the world that its nuclear program was peaceful,” Pompeo said in a statement. “The documents obtained by Israel from … [Read more...] about Mike Pompeo: Israel Proved Iran Lied About Nuclear Weapons
JERUSALEM – Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said Israel is in possession of tens of thousands of documents and discs that prove that Iran lied about the history of its nuclear weapons program when it signed the 2015 nuclear deal. In a televised speech from Tel Aviv, Netanyahu dramatically pulled a curtain away from a shelf of files that he said were copies of some of the 55,000 documents that Israel had obtained from Iran’s secret nuclear archive. Most of the documents, as described, dated from 2003 and before, when Iran had a clandestine weapons development program dubbed “Project Amad.” The allegation comes at a critical time for the nuclear deal, just ahead of a May 12 deadline for President Donald Trump to decide whether to continue to waive statutory sanctions that were lifted as part of the agreement. Netanyahu has waged a fierce campaign for the deal to be changed or scrapped, often repeating the mantra “fix it or nix … [Read more...] about Israel says it holds a trove of documents from Iran’s secret nuclear weapons archive
KIM Jong-un, the tyrannical leader of North Korea, has repeatedly threatened to launch nuclear strikes on the West and its allies. The hermit nation has dramatically accelerated its nuclear weapons program under his rule, leading to a series of disputes between Kim and President Donald Trump. Here's the latest... What is the latest on the nuclear situation in North Korea? On April 21, 2018, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the reclusive nation is suspending long-range nuclear missile tests and shutting its test site. Several states including the UK, China, Sweden and South Korea welcomed the announcement but Japan reacted with caution, saying it must lead to "complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement". Referring to an upcoming, historic meeting with Kim, US president Donald Trump said the move marked "big progress", tweeting: "This is very good news for North Korea and the World - look forward to our summit." Pyongyang stopped short of suggesting it has any intention … [Read more...] about North Korea latest – what nuclear weapons does Kim Jong-un have and what has he said about South Korea?