Iran threatens to send troops into Pakistan; Says it will not shut down any nuclear plants (SCWU #480)

Released: February 19, 2014 By: Daniel Whyte III

1. According to The Times of Israel, as nuclear talks resumed between Iran and the world powers known as the P5+1, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Islamic Republic remains aggressive and brutal, and is complicit in the Syrian regime’s murder of its citizens. Netanyahu said Tuesday morning during a tour of the Golan Heights, “I would like to tell the world, today, as the talks between the major powers and Iran are being resumed, that Iran has changed neither its aggressive policy nor its brutal character. Iran is continuing to support the Assad regime which is slaughtering its own people. This is the true face of Iran. The world cannot forget this.”

2. According to The Associated Press, Iran drew a red line on Tuesday on how far it would go at landmark nuclear talks, saying as the meeting opened that it would not buckle to pressure from the U.S. and five other world powers to scrap any of its nuclear facilities. The statement by Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi suggested tough talks ahead, constituting a rejection of a central demand by the six countries.

3. According to the Associated Press, a magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck northeast of Barbados early Tuesday, jolting thousands from their sleep but causing no reported damage or casualties. It also was felt in the nearby French Caribbean island of Martinique. Barbados Police Constable Chris Greg told The Associated Press by telephone...

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