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North Korea and Iran Threat Updates

Discussion in 'The Signs of the Times' started by Carol55, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. Don_D

    Don_D Powers

    I used to think that NK was the proxy of China, now though I think it is the proxy of the NWO. The same NWO who built the supreme court building in Israel and donated it to them. If you look carefully you can find one of their families names on a plaque or two there.

    Rocket man, is a puppet and nothing more.

    It honestly would not surprise me in the least to find out that Obama is his handler.

    Thank God for President Trump who has not shrunk in the face of these threats.
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  2. Don_D

    Don_D Powers

    If China could have influenced NK it certainly would have after being asked to intercede by President Trump. We saw the result; President Xi failed.

    There is so much more going on here than what meets the eye. As you said yourself, think.

    It was so called diplomacy which begat all this. Who was behind all that "diplomacy"?

    Do you find it a bit of a coincidence that NK suddenly and unexpectedly unveiled and began successfully testing ICBM capable missiles and miniaturized nuclear warheads only a few short months after the change of guard here in the US? A change of guard which the entirety of the NWO fought tooth and nail against and even today held a vote to impeach?

    Wake up man. Nothing is as it seems with any of this current round of international intrigue. Read between the lines.
  3. jackzokay

    jackzokay Angels

    Your response is well thought out and articulated, Carol.

    Much prayer needed..

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  4. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    Jack, Thank you very much.
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  5. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    December 12, 2017
    Turkey chides Arabs for 'weak' reaction ahead of Jerusalem summit
    Tuvan Gumrukcu, Parisa Hafezi

    ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey criticized what it said was a feeble Arab reaction to the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying on the eve of Wednesday’s Muslim summit in Istanbul that some Arab countries were scared of angering Washington.

    Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu arrives at a meeting to discuss the Rohingya situation during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

    President Tayyip Erdogan, who has accused the United States of ignoring Palestinian claims to Israeli-occupied east Jerusalem and “trampling on international law”, has invited leaders from more than 50 Muslim countries to agree a response.

    Jerusalem, revered by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, is home to Islam’s third holiest site and has been at the heart of Israeli-Palestinian conflict for decades.

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement last week recognizing the city as Israel’s capital angered many Muslim countries, but few governments have matched Turkey’s warning that it would plunge the world “into a fire with no end”.

    Several countries had still not said who they would send to Istanbul, a Turkish minister said.

    “Some Arab countries have shown very weak responses (on Jerusalem),” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. “It seems some countries are very timid of the United States.”

    He said Egypt and the United Arab Emirates would send foreign ministers while Saudi Arabia had yet to say how it would participate. All three countries have delicate ties with Turkey, seeing links between the policies of Erdogan’s Islamist-rooted ruling AK Party and regional Islamist movements they oppose.

    Other countries had also not said who they would send, Cavusoglu said, adding that the meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation countries must stand up to what he called Washington’s “I am a super power, I can do anything” mentality.

    “We will make a call for countries that have so far not recognized Palestine to do so now,” he said. “...We want the United States to turn back from its mistake.”


    Trump’s announcement triggered days of protests across the Muslim world and clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.

    Israel captured Arab East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war and later annexed it, an action not recognized internationally.

    On Monday, tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Beirut to protest at a march backed by Hezbollah, the heavily armed Iran-backed Shi‘ite group whose leader called last week for a new Palestinian uprising against Israel.

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is expected to attend the Istanbul summit, said his country supported a new uprising against Israel to “safeguard the Palestinian people’s rights”.

    Rouhani said Muslim countries would “undoubtedly voice their protest to the world” at Wednesday’s meeting.

    Iran supports several anti-Israel militant groups. The mainly Shi‘ite country is also competing for power and influence in the Middle East with predominantly Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia, a close U.S. ally.

    Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami said Trump’s decision would strengthen Israel, and accused some Muslim states of cooperating covertly with the Israeli government.

    “We strongly believe that this decision is the result of interaction between Israel and some Muslim countries,” he told his Turkish counterpart in a telephone call on Tuesday, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

    Qassem Soleimani, head of the branch of the Revolutionary Guards that oversees operations outside Iran, pledged “complete support for Palestinian Islamic resistance movements” on Monday.

    The Trump administration says it remains committed to reaching peace between Israel and the Palestinians and its decision does not affect Jerusalem’s future borders or status.

    It says any credible future peace deal will place the Israeli capital in Jerusalem, and ditching old policies is needed to revive a peace process frozen since 2014.

    Writing by Dominic Evans; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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  6. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    Tillerson hints at deal to resolve Arab-Israeli conflict in one fell swoop, Moscow waits in wings
    9 Dec, 2017 Get short URL https://www.rt.com/news/412430-lavrov-jerusalem-move-tillerson/
    FILE PHOTO: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov © Sascha Schuermann / AFP

    The US secretary of state believes he can resolve the decades-old conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors in a single 'deal of the century.' Moscow is waiting with bated breath to hear the details of the plan, according to its top diplomat.

    “Rex [Tillerson]… hinted to me that the United States is expecting to strike a ‘deal of the century,’ which would resolve the Palestinian-Israeli problem in one swoop,” Sergey Lavrov said. “We certainly want to understand how they see this happening.”

    Trump triggers Palestinian fury & anti-US protests in Turkey, Jordan (VIDEOS)

    The comments by the Russian foreign minister followed a decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reigniting hostility between Israelis and Palestinians.

    Later on Friday, Tillerson pointed out that Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital wasn’t intended to end of Palestinian aspirations for the contested city.

    “In fact, he was very clear, I think, the final status of Jerusalem, including the borders, would be left to the parties to negotiate and decide,” the secretary of state said, as cited by Reuters. Palestinians view the eastern part of Jerusalem, currently occupied by Israel, as the capital of their future sovereign state.

    Israel occupied the eastern part of the city, which is considered holy by all three major religions in the region, during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, along with large parts of Palestinian territories. The occupation was not recognized as legitimate by any other nation and, similarly, no nation has acknowledged Israel’s declaration of Jerusalem as its capital – until now.

    Lavrov joined an international chorus of criticism over the move by the Trump administration. “The fact is that the statement [of recognition] goes against all the previous agreements,” he said, adding that it divided global communities into two “very, very unequal parts.” Israel is the only nation openly endorsing the move, but some US allies like Canada have refrained from criticizing it too loudly.

    Lavrov, who was speaking to journalists in Vienna, said the Trump administration has shot itself in the foot with the decision, undermining their own Middle East strategy. “They previously said, let's normalize the relations between Washington and the Arab world, and once it is done, the Palestinian issue can be resolved,” he said. “By taking the decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem the Trump administration have undermined their effort to normalize the relations with the Arabs.”
  7. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    I should have posted this article before the previous post but they do go together. Both of these posts involve Iran indirectly, of course.

    European states push U.S. for detailed Middle East peace proposals
    December 8, 2017 Michelle Nichols

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain, France, Germany, Sweden and Italy called on the United States on Friday to put forward detailed proposals for peace between Israel and the Palestinians and described as “unhelpful” a decision by President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
    Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon addresses the U.N. Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including Palestine, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, U.S., December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
    Trump’s reversal of decades of U.S. policy on Wednesday sparked a Palestinian “day of rage” on Friday. Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated, scores were hurt and at least one was killed in clashes with Israeli troops.

    Amid anger in the Arab world and concern among Washington’s Western allies, the United Nations Security Council met on Friday at the request of eight of the 15 members - Britain, France, Sweden, Bolivia, Uruguay, Italy, Senegal and Egypt.

    In a joint statement after the meeting, Britain, France, Germany, Sweden and Italy said the U.S. decision, which includes plans to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, was “unhelpful in terms of prospects for peace in the region.”

    “We stand ready to contribute to all credible efforts to restart the peace process, on the basis of internationally agreed parameters, leading to a two-State solution,” they said. “We encourage the U.S. Administration to now bring forward detailed proposals for an Israel-Palestinian settlement.”

    Egypt’s U.N. Ambassador Amr Aboulatta said the U.S. decision would have “a grave, negative impact” on the peace process.

    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the Washington has credibility as a mediator with both Israel and the Palestinians and accused the United Nations of damaging rather than advancing peace prospects with unfair attacks on Israel.

    “Israel will never be, and should never be, bullied into an agreement by the United Nations, or by any collection of countries that have proven their disregard for Israel’s security,” Haley said.

    United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addresses the U.N. Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestine, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, U.S., December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
    Haley said Trump was committed to the peace process and that the United States had not taken a position on Jerusalem’s borders or boundaries and was not advocating any changes to the arrangements at the holy sites.

    “Our actions are intended to help advance the cause of peace,” she said. “We believe we might be closer to that goal than ever before.”

    Earlier on Friday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during a news conference in Paris that any final decision on the status of Jerusalem would depend on negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.

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    United Nations Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov warned there was a risk of violent escalation.

    “There is a serious risk today that we may see a chain of unilateral actions, which can only push us further away from achieving our shared goal of peace,” Mladenov told the U.N. Security Council.

    Israel considers all of Jerusalem to be its capital. Palestinians want the eastern part of the city as the capital of a future independent state of their own.

    Most countries consider East Jerusalem, which Israel annexed after capturing it in the 1967 Middle East War, to be occupied territory, including the Old City, home to sites considered holy to Muslims, Jews and Christians alike.

    A U.N. Security Council resolution adopted in December last year “underlines that it will not recognise any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations.”

    That resolution was approved with 14 votes in favour and an abstention by former U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration, which defied heavy pressure from long-time ally Israel and Trump, who was then president-elect, for Washington to wield its veto.

    Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Frances Kerry and James Dalgleish
  8. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    Iran urges Muslim nations to defend Palestinians after Trump move
    Parisa Hafezi December 13, 2017

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday all Muslim nations should work together to defend the rights of Palestinians following Donald Trump’s decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

    File photo: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani delivers remarks at a news conference during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

    Rouhani, attending an emergency meeting of Muslim leaders, said the U.S. president’s move showed the United States lacked any respect for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian nation.

    “Iran is ready to cooperate with all Muslim countries without any precondition to defend the legitimate rights of Palestinians,” Rouhani told the gathering in the Turkish city Istanbul.

    “Unity among Muslim countries is very important and Quds (Jerusalem) should become our top priority.”

    Opposition to Israel and support for the Palestinian cause have been central to Iran’s foreign policy since the Islamic revolution of 1979 that toppled the U.S.-backed Shah.

    Iran, the leading Shi‘ite Muslim power, and Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia are competing for influence in the Middle East, where they support rival groups in Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.

    Tehran and Riyadh see each other as the paramount threat to regional peace and stability.

    Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic relations with Iran in 2016 after Iranian protesters attacked Saudi diplomatic missions in Tehran and the city of Mashhad following Riyadh’s execution of a prominent Shi‘ite cleric.

    Rouhani said Muslim countries should resolve their disputes through dialogue and he also accused Israel of planting seeds of tension across the Middle East.

    On his Twitter account, Rouhani said Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital showed that Washington was not “an honest mediator and never will be”, adding that it only wanted to “secure the interests of the Zionists”.

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    Iran does not recognize Israel and regards Palestine as comprising all of the holy land, including Israeli territory.

    Iranian leaders have repeatedly called for the destruction of Israel. Tehran backs several militant Islamist groups in their fight against Israel.

    Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Gareth Jones
  9. gracia

    gracia Angels

    What I don't get is this; no Jew wants Mecca or Medina. The Muslims have those 100%. Fury over Jerusalem is irrational, and stupid.
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  10. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    gracia, I suppose that they want everything. Israel and the rest of the world, too.
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  11. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    Iran nuclear deal: What is it?
    By Kaitlyn Schallhorn | Fox News December 13, 2017
    President Trump unveils Iran strategy
    President Trump allows the Obama administration's Iran deal to stand, but he chooses not to certify it. Doing so, he kicks the decision making to congress. What are their options?

    President Donald Trump announced in October that he would decertify the contentious Iran nuclear deal and accused the “radical” and “fanatical” regime of violating the agreement multiple times.

    Trump’s decision not to recertify the deal punted the future of the agreement to Congress – which had a 60-day unofficial deadline that was up on Dec. 12. Congress was tasked with deciding whether to dismantle the agreement or impose more sanctions on Iran.

    In announcing the decertification, Trump warned that he could “cancel” America’s involvement in the agreement “at any time.”

    The nuclear deal with Iran has long been a point of contention, especially among Republicans who opposed it.

    What is the Iran nuclear deal?

    The Iran nuclear deal framework – officially the "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action" – was a historic agreement reached by Iran and several world powers, including the U.S., in 2015, under Barack Obama’s presidency.

    In part, the deal was made to reduce Iran’s ability to produce two components used in making nuclear weapons: plutonium and uranium. In return, crippling economic sanctions on Iran were to be abated.

    "Every pathway to a nuclear weapon is cut off," Obama said at the time. "This deal is not built on trust. It is built on verification."

    A point of contention for many opponents is the deal's so-called “sunset clause” which would ease some of the restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program over time.

    The deal was reached after two years of negotiations.

    Certification that Iran is complying with the deal must be sent to Congress every 90 days. The first under the Trump administration noted that Tehran was in compliance.

    What has Trump said about it?

    Ahead of Trump’s public criticism at the U.N. General Assembly in September, his administration slapped more than a dozen sanctions on Iranian individuals and groups in July for aiding its non-nuclear weapons program.

    The sanctions froze assets in the U.S. and prevented Americans from doing business with these 18 parties.

    Members of the Iranian delegation listen as President Donald Trump speaks during the United Nations General Assembly in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    During the presidential campaign, Trump accused Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, then his opponent, for making Iran a “world power” under the nuclear deal, which he called “the highest level of incompetence.”

    “If you take a look at Iran from four, five years ago, they were dying,” Trump said during an event in Virginia Beach, Va., in September 2016. “They had sanctions, they were being choked to death and they were dying. They weren’t even going to be much of a threat.”

    On Twitter, Trump has referred to the agreement as “a direct national security threat,” a “catastrophe that must be stopped,” the “dumbest & most dangerous misjudgments ever entered into in history of our country” and “the best deal of any kind in history” for Iran.

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that the U.S. would pay a “high cost” if it backs out of the agreement.

    What happens now?

    Congressional aides have said there’s still time for lawmakers to come up with a plan to propose to Trump, the Washington Times reported.

    Senators Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said in October that they planned to introduce legislation that would change certain points of the Iran deal – including nixing the requirement of the president to recertify every 90 days and adding increased sanctions. But the lawmakers have not produced a draft legislation.

    Trump is reportedly frustrated with Congress’ current lack of proposal and could pull the U.S. out of the deal entirely in Jan. 13 when it’s up for review again, according to the Washington Times.
  12. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    US to present 'irrefutable evidence' that Iran violated the nuclear deal
    Alex Lockie December 14, 2017
    Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the UN. Associated Press/Evan Vucci
    • Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the UN, will present "irrefutable evidence" that Iran has violated the Iran deal, according to her office.
    • Haley will go after Iran for allegedly providing missiles to Houthi rebels fighting in Yemen.
    • Iran denies it has armed the Houthis and has dispatched its top diplomat to Europe to get Europeans to side with them over the US.
    US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, will present "irrefutable evidence" that Iran has violated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or the Iran deal, at a press conference on Thursday.

    Haley will demonstrate "Iran has deliberately violated its international obligations and has tried and failed to cover up these violations‎," according to a press briefing on the US mission to the UN's website.

    Haley's conference comes after President Donald Trump decertified the Iran deal on October 13, leaving it in place practically but testifying that it was not in the US's national security interests to continue the deal.

    Trump's decertification set off a 60-day period for Congress to decide whether or not to reimpose sanctions on Iran, which it declined.

    Haley will update the UN on the implementation of the Iran deal in a regularly scheduled report, which ABC News said will delve into accusations that Iran provided arms to Houth rebels fighting against the internationally recognized government of Yemen.

    This in itself does not necessarily contravene the deal, however, as the agreement does not explicitly forbid ballistic missile production or distributing arms.

    As part of the "ongoing destabilizing activities in the Middle East" Haley will raise, ABC reports she will discuss the US and Saudi Arabia accusations that Iran of provided ballistic missiles and possibly drones and other weapons systems to the Houthis.

    Iran denies it has armed the Houthis. It has responded with vitriol to Trump's moves to decertify the deal while dispatching its chief diplomats to Europe to shore up ties with other members of the Iran deal.

    A non-binding part of the Iran deal forbids Tehran from building ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

  13. Carol55

    Carol55 Powers

    Haley says missile parts prove Iran violating UN resolutions
    By Samuel Chamberlain | Fox News

    Haley: Iran cannot be allowed to continue aggressive actions
    U.N. ambassador holds a news conference on Iran violating the U.N. resolution, arming rebels in Yemen.

    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Thursday that she had "undeniable" evidence that Iran has been funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen in violation of U.N. resolutions.

    The evidence Haley unveiled included segments of missiles launched at Saudi Arabia from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen. She said the missile parts bear markings showing they originate in Iran and that they have technical specifications that are specific to Iranian-manufactured weapons.

    "The evidence is undeniable," Haley told reporters in a hangar at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington. "The weapons might as well have had 'Made in Iran' stickers all over it."

    Haley gestures as she speaks in front of recovered segments of an Iranian missile. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    U.S. officials have long suspected Tehran of supporting the Shiite Houthis in Yemen, which has been locked in a vicious civil war since 2015. On Wednedsday, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the world body was investigating Iran's possible transfer of ballistic missiles that may have been used in launches aimed at Saudi Arabia on July 22 and Nov. 4.

    Haley said the recovered missile fragments came from a weapon that targeted the main airport in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

    Amb. Hayley: There's proof Iran violating nuclear deal
    "Just imagine if this missile had been launched at Dulles Airport or JFK, or the airports in Paris, London, or Berlin," Haley said. "That’s what Iran is actively supporting."

    Haley said the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers "has done nothing to moderate the regime’s conduct in other areas ... It's hard to find a conflict or a terrorist group in the Middle East that does not have Iran’s fingerprints all over it."

    Haley vowed that the U.S. would rally other nations to push back on Iran's behavior.

    "The fight against Iranian aggression is the world’s fight," said Haley, who later added, "We must speak with one voice in exposing the regime for what it is: a threat to the peace and security of the entire world."

    “For months, we've seen Iran disregard international laws and norms by continuing its provocative ballistic missile testing. Now, with the evidence unveiled today by Ambassador Haley, Iran has been caught red-handed flagrantly violating the prohibition on transferring missile technology to third parties—namely the Houthis in Yemen,” former Sen. Joe Lieberman, now the chairman of the advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran, responded.

    Fox News' Lucas Tomlinson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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