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Tehran could be capable of building a nuclear weapon within just a few weeks

Nasser Hadian, 65, is an Iranian political scientist at the University of Tehran. He earned his Ph.D. in the U.S. and taught for a time at Columbia University in New York. Hadian is considered to have a significant influence among the Iranian elite. Because of his critical stance toward his own government, he is also respected internationally.

Tehran continues to enrich uranium.

The nuclear deal with Iran is dead and negotiations aimed at resuscitating it have been suspended.

Apr.5 (Spiegel). U.S. President Joe Biden has said he would not tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran, and Israel has also threatened to attack the country should Tehran build a nuclear weapon. Nasser HadianNasser Hadian

Recently, the U.S. again established contact with Iran through intermediaries, says Nasser Hadian, an Iranian professor of political science who regularly participates in background discussions.

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ISRAEL: IDF calls up Air Force reservists amid terror attacks, rocket barrages

  • IDF struck Hamas targets in Lebanon overnight
  • Hamas warns it holds Israel "fully responsible" for escalation  Israeli strike in Souther LebanonIsraeli strike in Souther Lebanon

Jerusalem, Apr.7.– IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi convened a situation assessment on Friday afternoon, during which he ordered the call up of some reserves, with an emphasis on air defense and offensive formations in the Air Force, in light of the tensions in the region.

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The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities meets in Strasbourg

Council of Europe Strasbourg, March 19.– The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities will hold its plenary session during which a debate on Russia’s war against Ukraine is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon (21 March).

On this occasion, Congress President Leendert Verbeek will present a draft declaration for adoption, followed by a video message from Ukrainian Human Rights Commissioner Dmytro Lubinets.

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić, President of the Parliamentary Assembly Tiny Kox, as well as the Minister of Infrastructure Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, on behalf of the Icelandic Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, are invited to address the members of the Congress during the plenary sitting.

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US Federal Appeals Court Hears Challenge To FBI’s Withholding of Communications with Banks Regarding January 6 Disturbance

Government watchdog report finds FBI, Capitol Police identified but didn't share "credible threats" before Jan. 6.

Washington DC, March 14 (– A court hearing was held in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on Friday, March 10, 2023, in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for records of communication between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and several financial institutions about the reported transfer of financial transactions made by people in DC, Maryland and Virginia on January 5 and January 6, 2021.

The appeal was heard by a three-judge panel: Circuit Judge Wilkins, and Senior Circuit Judges Rogers and Tatel. An audio of this morning’s hearing can be found here:

Judicial Watch logoJudicial Watch filed its appeal in November 2022, challenging a U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia decision allowing the FBI to withhold records of communication between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and several financial institutions about the reported transfer of the financial transaction records.

Judicial Watch asked for:

All records of communication between the FBI and any financial institution, including but not limited to Bank of America, Citibank, Chase Manhattan Bank, Discover, and/or American Express, in which the FBI sought transaction data for those financial institutions’ debit and credit card account holders who made purchases in Washington, DC, Maryland and/or Virginia on January 5, 2021, and/or January 6, 2021.

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NETHERLANDS: the police responded with water cannon to the climate activists who took action to end the use of fossil fuels

Protesters blocked the last part of the A12 main road leading to the parliament in the administrative capital The Hague. Climate activists protest in The Hague

Amsterdam, March 12.– Approximately 3 thousand people gathered with the organization of the group called “Extinction Rebellion”, closed the last part of the A12, which is the entrance of the city, causing traffic disruption on the connection routes.

The demonstrators, who demanded an end to the use of oil, coal and gas, criticized the government’s fossil fuel policy.

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