Iranian president threatens to revitalize nuclear program

 

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president warned Tuesday that it could ramp up its nuclear program and quickly achieve a more advanced level if the U.S. continues “threats and sanctions” against his country, which signed a landmark nuclear accord with world powers in 2015.

Hassan Rouhani’s remarks to lawmakers were his most direct warning that the deal could fall apart and risked ratcheting up tensions with the United States. President Donald Trump has repeatedly said he wants to scuttle the accord, which limited Iran’s ability to produce a nuclear weapon while ending most sanctions against it. Continue reading

Rickards: “War Is Almost Inevitable”

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All three major stock indexes were deep in the red yesterday, and volatility spiked for the first time in months as the war clouds gather over the Korean Peninsula.

Here’s the latest tweet from President Trump: (See source) Continue reading

Mattis Warns North Korea to Avoid Actions That Would Lead to the ‘Destruction of Its People’

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Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Wednesday called on North Korea to stand down in its pursuit of nuclear weapons or risk taking actions that would “lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people.”

“The United States and our allies have the demonstrated capabilities and unquestionable commitment to defend ourselves from an attack,” Mattis said in a statement. “Kim Jong Un should take heed of the United Nations Security Council’s unified voice, and statements from governments the world over, who agree the DPRK poses a threat to global security and stability.” Continue reading

Trump administration ‘not playing around’ on North Korea

U.S Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley praised new sanctions against North Korea as a sign that the international community is seriously addressing the threat of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.

“It is time for North Korea to realize, we are not playing anymore,” Haley said on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.”

The sanctions largely target North Korea’s major exports such as coal, iron and seafood, Haley said. Continue reading

North Korea will cross point of no return with 6th nuke test

China’s President Xi Jinping attends the signing ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland April 5, 2017. Lehtikuva/Vesa Moilanen/via REUTERS

 

China says North Korea will cross the “point of no return” and face destruction by the U.S. if they carry out a sixth nuclear test

(WASHINGTON, DC) On Tuesday the Global Times published an Op-Ed with these ominous words noting that Pyongyang will incur the wrath of the United States if it ignores this warning.

“The game of chicken between Washington and Pyongyang has come to a breaking point,” the Global Times, a nationalist Chinese newspaper managed by the state-run People’s Daily, writes. “If North Korea carries out a sixth nuclear test as expected, it is more likely than ever that the situation will cross the point of no return.

All stakeholders will bear the consequences, with Pyongyang sure to suffer the greatest losses,” the outlet warns. Continue reading

I am a conservative peacenick: Do you want war with Russia?

It must be very lonely at the top for President Trump right about now. There’s almost nobody in his administration that he can trust. To put in perspective how bad the level of trust might be, his own son-in-law Jared Kushner (previous owner of the anti-Trump New York Observer) is bankrolled by George Soros.

Both Kushner and Soros are part of the establishment that wants war. They couldn’t fraudulently get Hillary into the White House and now they’re placing key people in key positions within the Trump administration. He has got the wrong advisors on his side and he’s getting rid of the good ones.

Why on earth Kushner is allowed to stay in the White House while Steve Bannon who fought against the ‘deep state’ and further war gets the boot is beyond understanding. It’s likely because he doesn’t want to hurt Ivanka’s feelings. Either way, President Trump had either joined sides with the ‘deep state’ or is under siege. A smarter bet would be on the latter as America is under a coup against the Presidency.

The sad part about all of this is members of Trump’s own family are working against him — even Ivanka who has been in secret meetings with Planned Parenthood to find ‘common ground’… Common ground in what, the murder of God’s children? There is no common ground there.

Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the Lord detests them both.

Proverbs 17:15

This might upset a few people, but the Trump revolution might already be over. We’ll have to maybe wait and see for another couple of weeks to verify.

Lastly, Trump needs to be reminded he was voted into office on his campaign promise of draining the swamp, not expanding it.

 

All day we’re talking about the Nuclear Option. Nuclear Option? What happens when the world goes nuclear? Today, the Congress decided to go nuclear … that is use the so called Nuclear Option to blow up the filibuster for a straight up or down vote on Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch. Even though Harry Reid started using the Nuclear Option in 2013 on lower court judges and Democrats and the media were all for it, now they’re acting like the world is coming to an end.

But they’re ignoring a possibility of the world really coming to an end.

Democrats have been poking the Russian bear since Trump won the election. The constant accusations of them fixing our election is not making them friendly towards us in the least. And why are they doing it? Because Trump said he could work with them?

But it doesn’t stop there. People in Trump’s own sphere are turning him towards the beating war drums. Dems and the establishment GOP both handcuffed loyal Trump advisers like Jeff Sessions, and now Devin Nunes, to take themselves out of any investigations on the Russia conspiracy. Steve Bannon, a close adviser is asked to step down from his NSC role. Continue reading

U.S. Launches Missiles at Syrian Base After Chemical Weapons Attack

The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday night at a Syrian airfield in response to what it believes was Syria’s use of banned chemical weapons that killed at least 100 people, the U.S. military said.

Two U.S. warships in the Mediterranean Sea, the USS Ross and the USS Porter, fired 59 Tomahawk missiles intended for a single target — Shayrat Airfield in Homs province in western Syria, the Defense Department said. That’s the airfield from which the United States believes the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fired the banned weapons.

The Pentagon said people were not targeted, and there was no immediate word on casualties. U.S. officials told NBC News that aircraft and infrastructure at the site were hit, including the runway and gas fuel pumps. Continue reading

White House Puts Palestinians, United Nations in Crosshairs

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Trump admin no longer willing to swallow anti-Israel agenda

The White House is sending a strong signal that it will no longer tolerate Palestinian intransigence at the United Nations or the international body’s long record of anti-Israel action, according to White House officials and sources in Congress who told the Washington Free Beacon that the Trump administration will “unabashedly support Israel” in the months and years ahead.

The Trump administration sent shockwaves through the U.N. late last week when it took a stance against the appointment of a senior Palestinian official to serve in a top post overseeing Libya. Continue reading

Iran exporting arms to Hizballah in violation of embargo: US envoy to UN

In her final appearance before the Security Council on Wednesday, outgoing US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power said that Iran is exporting weapons to the Hizballah organization and is thus once again in violation of resolution 2231, which bans arms sales by Tehran. She urged council members to demand Tehran to abide by the resolution that also specifies the schedule for a partial lifting of sanctions under the nuclear agreement between Iran and Western powers. Continue reading