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Iran Nuclear Negotiations at Stalemate over IRGC Terror Listing 

Iran Nuclear Negotiations at Stalemate over IRGC Terror Listing 

The talks in Vienna to revive the Iran nuclear deal have reached a stalemate, with neither side appearing to want to budge from the final sticking point regarding the designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the United States. Source: Iran nuclear negotiations at stalemate over IRGC...

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With the Taliban Ascendant,  Nuclear Pakistan Is Only Getting Stronger

With the Taliban Ascendant,  Nuclear Pakistan Is Only Getting Stronger

Today’s posting by the non-profit National Security Archive In Washington DC follows the recent admission by Pakistani President Arif Alvi that the country had already developed a “nuclear deterrent” by 1981, long before the underground nuclear tests of 1998.  Alvi may have exaggerated in claiming that Pakistan had “joined those nations which were …  equipped with...

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The New Russian Cruise Missile Known as the ‘Flying Chernobyl’

The New Russian Cruise Missile Known as the ‘Flying Chernobyl’

  They call it to call it a “flying Chernobyl. It is a Russian cruise missile, known as Skyfall, that is powered, not by rocket fuel, but by a nuclear reactor. The world is paying attention to this proliferation threat. “Using a nuclear reactor would, in principle, give the cruise missile unlimited range to fly...

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Directors of CIA and Mossad Meet in Israel

Directors of CIA and Mossad Meet in Israel

So far we have mostly wire service coverage. The situation: The United States is seeking to restart nuclear negotiations with Iran, while Israel seeks to disrupt those talks. Israeli press offers unsubstantiated rumor while Iran reminds the United States it has escalatory powers with a barrage of Hezbollah rockets and Persian Gulf drone attack. Bill...

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South Korea’s Intelligence Agency Pushes for Olympic Diplomacy

South Korea’s Intelligence Agency Pushes for Olympic Diplomacy

In an exclusive analysis for Deep States, journalist Timothy Shorrock explained last how the  South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) viewed the U.S. presidential election. The NIS, Shorrock reported. plays a key role in President Moon Jae-in’s peace and denuclearization agenda. Shorrock predicted this role would continue regardless of who won the White House. And...