Daily Archives: 10. März 2023

10.03.2023 - 21:36 [ AtlanticCouncil.org ]

JCPOA: A New Gold Standard for Non-Proliferation Agreements

(June 7, 2017)

The established pattern of constraints on Iran’s nuclear program could be held as the gold standard for the rest of the international community. This option is readily available to the United States and the partners with which it negotiated the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA): China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the European Union. The international community should draw on that agreement and turn its standards into general, global ones, applying them to all countries seeking to enrich uranium or attempting to use plutonium for any purpose.

10.03.2023 - 21:11 [ theGuardian.com ]

Saudis consider nuclear bomb

(September 18,strong> 2003)

UN officials said there have been rumours going back 20 years that the Saudis wanted to pay Pakistan to do the research and development on nuclear weapons.

In 1988, Saudi bought from China intermediate-range missiles capable of reaching any part of the Middle East with a nuclear warhead.

Four years ago, Saudi Arabia sent a defence team to Pakistan to tour its secret nuclear facilities and to be briefed by Abdul Qader Khan, the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb.

10.03.2023 - 20:53 [ Reuters ]

Saudi Arabia signs cooperation deals with China on nuclear energy

(August 25, 2017)

In a separate report, SPA said Hashim Yamani, the president of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE), which is responsible for the country’s nuclear plans, met officials in China on Aug. 23-24. Their discussions included cooperation in areas such as pre-feasibility study to build the first two nuclear reactors in the kingdom, and exploration for uranium and thorium.

SPA said KACARE has also held meetings with suppliers of nuclear technology in the United States, Japan, China, South Korea, and Russia. It visited France end of July.

10.03.2023 - 20:45 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Saudi Arabia asks US for nuclear help, stoking fears of Iran arms race


Saudi Arabia is reportedly asking for US help to develop its civilian nuclear programme, raising fears that the kingdom may seek to develop a nuclear weapon and accelerate an arms race with Iran.

Saudi officials want US support to enrich uranium and develop their own fuel production system, while Washington is in return seeking a normalisation with another Middle East ally, Israel, according to a new report by The Wall Street Journal.

10.03.2023 - 19:56 [ Josh Rogin / Nitter ]

Saudi Clown Prince MBS (Mr Bone Saw) reportedly wants US security guarantees, nuclear power and advanced weapons in exchange for ending hostilities with Israel. They can call the deal Extortion for Peace.

10.03.2023 - 19:53 [ New York Times ]

Saudi Arabia Offers Its Price to Normalize Relations With Israel

(March 9, 2023)

Saudi Arabia is seeking security guarantees from the United States, help with developing a civilian nuclear program and fewer restrictions on U.S. arms sales as its price for normalizing relations with Israel, people familiar with the exchanges say.(…)

A normalization deal would also fulfill one of the most cherished goals of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, capping what he considers a legacy of increasing Israel’s security against its archenemy, Iran.

10.03.2023 - 19:41 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Biden Turns the U.S. Into a Shadow Member of OPEC


President Biden has urged the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to increase production of oil and criticized the cartel harshly when it declines to do so—most recently on Dec. 4. But actions speak louder than words. Under the Biden administration, the U.S. has been acting as shadow member of the cartel.

10.03.2023 - 19:08 [ Noga Tarnopolsky נגה טרנופולסקי نوغا ترنوبولسكي / Nitter ]

Lapid: „Netanyahu briefed that I’m to blame for the Saudi-Iran deal. Its delusional. During our time in govt we signed the Saudi aviation agreement, the tripartite security deal with Egypt & the accord on direct flights during Hajj. Pres Biden flew directly from Tel Aviv to KSA…


10.03.2023 - 19:05 [ Haaretz ]

Israel, Saudi Arabia Reportedly in Talks Over Increasing Military and Intelligence Ties


The talks between Israel and Saudi Arabia, which are backed by the U.S., were held before the U.S.-Gulf Cooperation Council Working Group gathering in Riyadh, which was focused on defense and security, Bloomberg reported several anonymous sources involved in the meetings as saying.

More meetings between the two countries are expected to occur this weekend in Prague, during the Munich Security Conference, according to several of the sources.

10.03.2023 - 18:50 [ CNN ]

Archrivals Iran and Saudia Arabia agree to end years of hostilities in deal mediated by China

They also plan to reimplement a security pact signed 22 years ago under which both parties agreed to cooperate on terrorism, drug-smuggling and money-laundering, as well as reviving a trade and technology deal from 1998.

Friday’s announcement is also a diplomatic victory for China in a Gulf region that has long been considered part of the US’ domain of influence. It comes as the Biden administration tries to notch its own win in the Middle East by trying to broker a normalization pact between Israel and Saudi Arabia.

10.03.2023 - 17:59 [ ORF.at ]

Diplomatischer Coup: Teheran und Riad wollen Eiszeit beenden

Nach jahrelanger Eiszeit, die im Nahen Osten die Spannungen gefährlich erhöht hat, wollen der Iran und Saudi-Arabien die diplomatischen Beziehungen wieder aufnehmen. Der Deal kam offenbar unter Vermittlung Chinas zustande. Gelingt die Annäherung, wäre das für Peking ein wichtiger Erfolg als geopolitischer Player vis-a-vis den USA.

10.03.2023 - 08:38 [ Tehran Times ]

Iran dedicated to multilateral nuclear talks, diplomacy: Foreign Ministry


Kanaani was referring to the nuclear negotiations that started in April 2021 to revive the 2015 nuclear deal but the talks came to a standstill in the summer of 2022 as the Biden administration is refusing to lift the sanctions imposed during Donald Trump’s presidency.

10.03.2023 - 08:35 [ theGuardian.com ]

IAEA chief holds ‘constructive’ talks in Iran after uranium enrichment findings


The two-day visit by the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, comes as the Vienna-based organisation seeks greater cooperation with Iran over its nuclear activities.

“By having a constructive discussion … and having good agreements, like I am sure we are going to have, we are going to be paving the way for important agreements,” Grossi told a news conference on Saturday alongside the head of Iran’s atomic energy organisation, Mohammad Eslami.

10.03.2023 - 07:49 [ Nitter Search ]

Netanyahu, Hamas, coin

10.03.2023 - 07:29 [ OSINTdefender / Nitter ]

The Paramilitary Wing of Hamas has claimed responsibility for the Terrorist Attack which Injured 3 Israeli Civilians in the City of Tel Aviv earlier tonight; the Shooter was identified as a 23-year-old Hamas Member.

10.03.2023 - 07:14 [ NDR.de ]

Tote nach Schüssen in Hamburg – Polizei spricht von Amoktat

In Hamburg sind am Donnerstagabend bei einem mutmaßlichen Amoklauf mehrere Menschen erschossen worden, weitere wurden zum Teil schwer verletzt. Die Polizei geht von einem Einzeltäter aus. Die Schüsse fielen bei einer Veranstaltung der Zeugen Jehovas. Der Täter ist vermutlich unter den Toten, sodass die Polizei in der Nacht Entwarnung geben konnte.