The “Zone” of the Sixth Seal (Revelation 6:12)

Matt Fagan, Staff writer, @fagan_nj

It had been relatively quiet this year, until geologists recorded a 1.3 magnitude quake last weekend in Morris Plains, and then a 1.0 magnitude quake Saturday in Morristown.

Last weekend’s tremor was reported by Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Observatory to the Morris Plains Police Department, which issued an advisory to residents on Monday morning.

Lamont-Doherty spokesman Kevin Krajick said the quake was pinpointed to a shallow depth of 6 kilometers just north of Grannis Avenue, between Mountain and Sun Valley ways, about 500 feet southeast of Mountain way School.

Rutgers Newark geology professor talks about earthquakes in northern New Jersey. Matt Fagan/

“It was a very small earthquake at a very shallow depth,” Krajick said. “Most people would not feel an earthquake that small unless they were absolutely right under it, if that.”

“To date (there) were no reported injuries or damage related to the earthquake and no Morris Plains residents reported any activity to this agency,” according to Morris Plains police Chief Jason Kohn

On the other hand, Butler Police Lt. Mike Moeller said his department received “a bunch of calls about it, between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m.”

Saturday’s earthquake was so minor that Morristown police said they received no calls from residents

Earthquakes are generally less frequent and less intense in the Northeast compared to the U.S. Pacific Coast, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. But due to geological differences between the regions, earthquakes of similar magnitude affect an area 10 times larger in the Northeast compared to the West Coast.

The 16 tremors recorded in 2016 were minor, generally 1 or 2 magnitude, often misinterpreted as explosions, said Alexander Gates, geology professor at Rutgers University Newark campus.

“A lot of people in Butler felt them over the course of the last year, but a lot of them didn’t know it was an earthquake,” Gates said.

Butler is the borough, but also the name of the fault that sits at the end of aseries of others belonging to the Ramapo Fault, Gates said.

The Ramapo fault, Gates said, is the longest in the Northeast and runs from Pennnsylvania through New Jersey, snaking northeast through Hunterdon, Somerset, Morris, Passaic, and Bergen counties before coming to an end in New York’s Westchester County, not far from the Indian Point Energy Center, a nuclear power plant.

“I’d be willing to bet that you’d have to go all the way to Canada and all the way to South Carolina before you’d get one that active,” Gates said of the area which runs from the New York state line in the Ringwood and Mahwah area down to Butler and central Passaic County, Gates said.

Of last year’s 16 earthquakes, 12 were directly associated with the faults around Butler, Gates said.

Butler Councilman Ray Verdonik said area residents are well aware of the frequency of earthquakes and agrees they are often difficult to discern.

During one earthquake, the councilman said he and his neighbors rushed from their homes.

“We thought it was from Picatinny Arsenal or a sonic boom.” he said.

Won-Young Kim, director of the  Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network, which  monitors earthquakes in the Northeast, said often very shallow, the low magnitude quakes’ waves cause much ground motion. He said even though the waves don’t travel very far, they can seem more intense than the magnitude suggests.

They may not topple chimneys, he said but can crack foundations and frighten residents.

To put earthquake magnitudes in perspective, experts said each year there are about 900,000 earthquakes of 2.5 magnitude or less recorded annually by seismograph. These mild tremors are usually not felt.

There are 30,000 that measure between 2.5 and 5.4, and these are often felt, but cause minor damage.

About 500 quakes worldwide are recorded between 5.5 and 6 magnitude per year and cause slight damage to buildings and structures.

The 100 that fall within 6.1 and 6.9 may cause lots of damage in populated areas.

The 20 or so which fall within the 7 and 7.9 magnitude per year are considered major and cause serious damage.

Those that measure at 8 or greater can totally destroy communities near the epicenter and average one every five to 10 years.

The earthquake recorded in Mexico last week measured 7.1 magnitude.

Gates said he has identified most of the region’s numerous faults, but has yet to name them all. Among the unnamed include the faults responsible for last year’s quakes in the region.

Earthquakes in this region are intraplate ones,Gates said, meaning they occur within the plates. Earthquakes of this type account for more than 90 percent of the total seismic energy released around the world.

Plates are the masses of the earth’s crust that slowly move, maybe as little as a few centimeters a year to as much 18 centimeters, around the globe. Faults such as the San Andreas are interplate and occur near where two plates meet.

The plate North America rides upon runs from the Mid Atlantic Ridge to the Pacific Coast. The theory is that as plates interact with one another, they create stress within the plate. Faults occur where the crust is weak, Gates said. Earthquakes relieve the built up pressure.

Boston College Geophysics Professor John Ebel said he and a Virginia Tech colleague, believe the seismically active areas in New York and South Carolina are where some 200 million years ago, the plates tried to break off but failed. This led to a weakening of the earth’s crust which makes them susceptible to quakes.

While not predictable, the data collected seem to suggest earthquakes occur somewhat periodically, 40 active years followed by 40 less active, Gates said.

“We are over due for a 3 or 4” magnitude, Gates said. “A 4 you’d feel. It would shake the area. Everybody would be upset.”

Ebel does not fully agree. He said saying “overdue” might be somewhat misleading.  Earthquakes happen through a slow process of rising stress, “like dropping individual grains of sand on the table.”

You never know which grain will cause the table to break, he said.

Still all three experts say statistically it is only a matter time before a magnitude 5 quake is recorded in the northern New Jersey area.

The scientists said quakes in the Northeastern part of the United States tend to come 100 years apart and the last one was recorded in 1884 believed to be centered south of Brooklyn. It toppled chimneys and moved houses from their foundations across the city and as far as Rahway.

Washington D.C. experienced a 5.8 magnitude quake in 2011, which was felt in the Northeast, Gates said. That quake cracked the Washington Monument.

A similar quake was recorded in 1737 in Weehawken, Gates noted.

“Imagine putting a 5.5 magnitude earthquake in Weehawken, New Jersey next to the Bridge, next to the tunnel,” Gates said. “Boy that would be a dangerous one.”

In 2008 Columbia University’s The Earth Institute posted an article titled: “Earthquakes May Endanger New York More Than Thought, Says Study.”

“Today, with so many more buildings and people, a magnitude 5 centered below the city would be extremely attention-getting,” the article’s co-author John Armbruster wrote. “We’d see billions in damage, with some brick buildings falling.”

The threat though, is not tangible to many, Armbruster wrote.

“There is no one now alive to remember that last one, so people tend to forget. And having only a partial 300-year history, we may not have seen everything we could see. There could be surprises — things bigger than we have ever seen,” Armbruster wrote.

The Earth Institute’s article did note New York City added earthquake-resistant building codes in 1995.

New Jersey also began to require earthquake-resistant standards in the 1990s. The state, following the 2011 Virginia quake, now requires lake communities to make dams able to withstand a magnitude 5 earthquake.

The issue, Gates said, is that many of the buildings were built before these codes went into effect. A “sizable” earthquake could cause much damage.

Then there’s the prediction that every 3,400 years this area can expect a quake at 7 magnitude.

According to the Earth Institute article, a  2001 analysis for Bergen County estimates a magnitude 7 quake would destroy 14,000 buildings and damage 180,000 in that area alone.  Likewise, in New York City the damage could easily hit hundreds of billions of dollars.

Ebel noted that depending on the depth and power of a severe quake, damage could be also be wide ranging. In 2011, Washington D.C., 90 miles away from the epicenter, which was located in central Virginia, suffered significant damage.  Cities like Philadelphia fall within that radius.

“The big one could happen tomorrow or 100 years from now. That’s the problem,” Gates said. It geological terms 100 years is just a spit in the ocean, he noted.

Then again North Jersey is more likely to be hit by hurricane in the next three years, Gates added.


Staff Writer William Westhoven contributed to this report.

New Jersey’s top earthquakes

• Dec. 19, 1737 — Weehawken, believed to be a 5-plus magnitude quake, could be very serious if occurred in same spot today.

• Nov. 29, 1783 — Western New Jersey. Geologists are not exactly sure where it happened because area was sparsely populated. Estimated magnitude varies from 4.8 to 5.3. Felt from Pennsylvania to New England.

• Aug. 10, 1884 — A 5.2 earthquake occurred somewhere near Jamaica Bay near Brooklyn. The quake toppled chimneys and moved houses off their foundations as far Rahway.

• The biggest earthquake in the last 45 years of data available form USGS was a 3.8 quake centered in Carneys Point in Salem County on the morning of Feb.28, 1973

• New Jersey has never recorded a fatality due to an earthquake, according to the DEP.

Complacency Before the First Nuclear War (Revelation 8 )

World War 3: India and Pakistan ‘complacent’ about nuclear war risk, warns expert

INDIA and Pakistan are both dangerously complacent about the risk of nuclear war, a defence analyst has warned after further skirmishes along the border dividing the disputed Kashmir region.

By Ciaran McGrath 10:00, Sat, May 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:19, Sat, May 23, 2020

India Pakistan: Imran Khan issues warning about Kashmir

The tensions were illustrated this week after reports of “heavy shelling” in the Poonch district of the Jammu and Kashmir region along the so-called Line of Control. The Kashmir Walla website reported Pakistan troops had shelled Indian Army posts, with the Indian Army retaliating. No casualties were reported.

The greatest complacency comes from India and Pakistan, in that both have settled into assumptions that they can safely attack each other without triggering major escalation

Frank O’Donnell

Frank O’Donnell, a Nonresident Fellow with the Stimson Center South Asia Program, said the incident highlighted the ongoing risks of dangerous escalation.

He told “The greatest complacency comes from India and Pakistan, in that both have settled into assumptions that they can safely attack each other without triggering major escalation.

“Both are certain that they know where the other’s nuclear threshold is, despite this being not what is publicly stated as the threshold by that country.”Narendra Modi’s India and Imran Khan’s Pakistan are complacent about the risks, said Mr O’Donnell

Indian soldiers in Kashmir (Image: GETTY)

With reference to the latest clashes, he added: “This forms another uptick in the long history of anti-India unrest in Kashmir, as well as provocative actions by Pakistan along the Line of Control.

“Sudden and sustained incidents of Pakistani shelling of Indian positions are often conducted to provide covering fire for Pakistan-sponsored militants to sneak into Indian-administered Kashmir, although it is unclear if this occurred in this specific episode.”

The incidents also demonstrated a need for India’s President, Narendra Modi, to modify his belligerent approach, Mr O’Donnell said.

Youths throw rocks at Indian security forces in Kashmir (Image: GETTY)

He explained: “What is more prominent is how these Indian armed operations, both along the Line of Control and within Srinagar, have disproven BJP claims during the 2016 ‘surgical strike’ and 2019 Pulwama-Balakot crisis that India’s actions there had sufficiently restored deterrence against Pakistan, and that the above Pakistani actions would all but cease.

“To avoid further dangerous experimentation with escalation ladder thresholds between these nuclear adversaries, India should return to its strategy of diplomatic multilateral coercion adopted after the 2008 Mumbai attacks.”

Mr O’Donnell’s 2019 essay, Stabilizing Nuclear Southern Asia, which was published last year, noted such an approach had proved far more costly to Pakistan, quoting a Pakistani military officer as saying: “Terrorism emanating from Pakistan does not pay.

The Kashmir region is the source of considerable volatility (Image: GETTY)

Indian soldiers on patrol in Kashmir (Image: GETTY)

“If India can make Pakistan appear to be the source of terror, Pakistan appears to be the laughing stock, the one the world condemns.

“This is a better result for India than they would get from a war!”

India and Pakistan have clashed on numerous occasions since Indian independence in 1947, and the formation of two sovereign nations, the Dominion of India and the Dominion of Pakistan.

The biggest World War 3 flashpoints (Image: Daily Express)

The two countries went to war in 1965 in a conflict triggered by disputes related to the Jammu and Kashmir region, with thousands of casualties on each side prior to the imposition of a United Nations-mandated ceasefire.

A second war was fought in 1971, which eventually resulted in East Pakistan becoming Bangladesh.

More recently, the two came close to war last year after a suicide bomber killed 38 Indian military policeman, with India blaming Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed.

The Kashmir region has a complex history (Image: GETTY)

India responded by launching a series of raids on a Jaish camp, and Pakistan then retaliated by shooting down an Indian jet.

Speaking at the United Nations last year, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said: “My main reason for coming here was to meet world leaders at the UN and speak about this.

“We are heading for a potential disaster of proportions that no one here realises.

“It is the only time since the Cuban crisis that two nuclear-armed countries are coming face to face. We did come to face to face in February.”

America’s Nuclear Testing Before Nuclear War (Revelation 8 )

US discussed holding first nuclear test in decades: Washington Post

by Agencies , (Last Updated 16 hours ago)

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s administration has discussed holding the first US nuclear test since 1992 as a potential warning to Russia and China, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

Such a test would be a significant departure from US defence policy and dramatically up the ante for other nuclear-armed nations.

One analyst told the newspaper that if it were to go ahead it would be seen as the “starting gun to an unprecedented nuclear arms race”.

The report, citing one senior Trump administration official and two former officials, all who spoke anonymously, said the discussion had taken place at a meeting on May 15.

It came after some US officials reportedly claimed that Russia and China were conducting their own low-yield tests. Moscow and Beijing have denied the claims, and the US has not offered evidence for them.

The senior administration official said that demonstrating Washington’s ability to “rapid test” would be a useful negotiating tactic as the US seeks a trilateral agreement with Russia and China over nuclear weapons.

The meeting did not conclude with any agreement, and the sources were divided over whether discussions were still ongoing.

Nuclear non-proliferation activists were quick to condemn the idea.

“It would be the starting gun to an unprecedented nuclear arms race,” Daryl Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association, told the Washington Post.

He added that it would also likely “disrupt” negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, “who may no longer feel compelled to honour his moratorium on nuclear testing”.

The Trump administration has repeatedly shaken up US defence policy.

The Washington Post report came one day after Trump announced that he plans to withdraw from the Open Skies treaty with Russia, which was designed to improve military transparency and confidence between the superpowers.

It is the third arms control pact Trump has abrogated since coming to the office.

Russia has insisted it will abide by the 18-year-old agreement, which seeks to lower the risk of war by permitting each signatory country’s military to conduct a certain number of surveillance flights over another member country each year on short notice.

European nations have also urged Trump to reconsider.

Facing reelection in November, Trump has also significantly hardened his rhetoric against China in recent weeks, repeatedly criticising Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic which first emerged there.

He has made repeated but vague threats of retaliation against the chief US economic rival, which has denied all his accusations.

Earlier this month Trump called for involving China in new arms control talks with Russia, telling his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin they need to avoid a “costly arms race”.

It is not the first time Trump’s defence policy has raised concerns the administration is elevating the risk of nuclear war.

In February the Pentagon announced it had deployed a submarine carrying a new long-range missile with a relatively small nuclear warhead, saying it was in response to Russian tests of similar weapons.

Critics worry that small nukes would be more likely to be used because they cause less damage, thereby lowering the threshold for nuclear conflict.

But the Pentagon says it is crucial to deterring rivals like Moscow who might assume that, with only large, massively destructive nuclear weapons in its arsenal, the US would not respond to another country’s first use of a small, “tactical” nuclear bomb.

The Final Nuclear Deal Ends

Amid Russia and China tensions, US mulls first nuclear test since 1992 — report

Top security agency officials said to hold talks on possible test ahead of negotiations with Beijing and Moscow over weapons treaty

By TOI staff and AgenciesToday, 11:13 am

Senior US officials have discussed carrying out the country’s first nuclear test since 1992, the Washington Post reported Friday, amid increasing tensions with Russia and China.

A senior administration official and two former officials familiar with the discussions said the suggestion was raised at a May 15 meeting of top security agency officials after the Trump administration accused Russia and China of carrying out low-yield nuclear tests. Beijing and Moscow have denied the accusations.

An unnamed official told the newspaper that it was suggested a test could be helpful to Washington’s negotiating position as the US begins new nuclear arms control talks with the Kremlin aimed at replacing an expiring weapons treaty with a modern and potentially three-way accord that brings China into the fold.

Such a test would be a significant departure from US defense policy and dramatically up the ante for other nuclear-armed nations. One analyst told the newspaper that if it were to go ahead it would be seen as the “starting gun to an unprecedented nuclear arms race.”

According to the report, no decision was made about carrying out a test but it is “very much an ongoing conversation.” However another person privy to the discussions said it was ultimately decided that other steps would be taken instead.

Beatrice Fihn of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the group that won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, warned a Trump nuclear test could “plunge us back into a new Cold War.”

“It would also blow up any chance of avoiding a dangerous new nuclear arms race. It would complete the erosion of the global arms control framework,” she said in a statement.

The US has not ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, known as the CTBT, which has 196 member states — 183 that have signed the treaty and 164 that have ratified it.

The treaty has not entered into force because it still needs ratification by eight countries that had nuclear power reactors or research reactors when the UN General Assembly adopted it in 1996: the United States, China, Iran, Israel, Egypt, India, Pakistan and North Korea.

The reported deliberations came days before US President Donald Trump said that Russian violations make it untenable for the US to stay in a treaty that permits 30-plus nations to conduct observation flights over each other’s territory, but he hinted it’s possible the US will reconsider the decision to withdraw.

Senior administration officials say Trump’s willingness to leave the Open Skies Treaty is evidence of how prominently arms control verification and compliance will feature in the new talks.

The Open Skies Treaty that governs the unarmed overflights was initially set up to promote trust and avert conflict between the US and Russia. The Trump administration informed other members of the treaty that the US plans to pull out in six months — which is after the presidential election — because Russia is violating the pact. The White House also says that imagery collected during the flights can be obtained quickly at less cost from US or commercial satellites.

Trump’s national security adviser Robert O’Brien said the president has made clear that the United States will not remain a party to international agreements being violated by the other parties and that are no longer in America’s interests. He noted that Russian violations are also what prompted Trump last year to pull out of a 1987 nuclear arms treaty with Russia.

That treaty, signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, banned production, testing and deployment of intermediate-range land-based cruise and ballistic missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers (310 to 3,410 miles).

New START Treaty, which expires in February shortly after the next presidential inauguration, now is the only remaining treaty constraining the US and Russian nuclear arsenals. It imposes limits on the number of US and Russian long-range nuclear warheads and launchers. Russia has offered to extend the treaty, but Trump is holding out in hopes of negotiating a three-way agreement with Russia and China.

Iran Tramples Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends a meeting with thousands of students in Tehran, Iran, on Nov. 3, 2019. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Iran’s Khamenei Says Liberating Palestine Is ‘Islamic Duty’

TEHRAN, Iran (AFP) — Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said it was an “Islamic duty” to fight for the “liberation of Palestine” in a landmark speech Friday amid rising tensions with archenemy Israel.

Khamenei lashed out at Western nations and their Arab “puppets” for supporting the Jewish state, in his first-ever address marking Quds (Jerusalem) Day.

The 80-year-old leader appeared to confirm for the first time that Iran has helped provide Palestinians with arms.

The remarks came at the end of a week that saw Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launch a Twitter tirade against Khamenei and the two sides accuse each other of cyberattacks.

“The aim of this struggle is the liberation of the entire Palestinian land” and “the return of all Palestinians to their country,” Khamenei said in the speech broadcast live on state television.

“The policy of normalizing the presence of the Zionist regime in the region is one of the major policies of the United States of America,” he said.

“Some Arab governments in the region, which play the role of U.S. puppets, have provided the necessary preconditions for this, such as economic ties and the like; these efforts are completely fruitless and sterile.

“Everyone must fill the hand of the Palestinian fighter and strengthen his back. We will proudly do our best in this way.

“One day we realized that the only problem of the Palestinian fighter … was the lack of weapons.

“We planned” to resolve this issue, and “the result is that the balance of power in Palestine has changed: Today Gaza can stand up to the Zionist enemy’s military aggression and win.”

Every year since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran has marked Quds Day on the last Friday of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, in solidarity with Palestinians.

Khamenei was speaking at the event for the first time in more than 30 years as supreme leader, although he has repeatedly referred to the Palestinian cause as “the main problem of the Muslim world.”

The Islamic republic has canceled this year’s Quds Day rallies to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, which emerged in the country in February.

This year’s Quds Day comes after the assassination in January of Qasem Soleimani, the powerful commander of the Quds Force, the foreign operations arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.

Netanyahu on Wednesday blasted Khamenei on Twitter after the Iranian leader’s own account posted quotes from a speech he made in November.

In the tweet on Khamenei’s account, the Iranian leader was quoted as saying that “eliminating the Zionist regime doesn’t mean eliminating Jews.”

Netanyahu responded: “He should know that any regime that threatens Israel with extermination will find itself in similar danger”.

The Iranian leader’s tweets were also condemned by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who called them “anti-Semitic.”

The next day Israelis woke to a series of cyberattacks targeting websites of businesses, municipalities and nongovernmental organizations with a message in Hebrew and English: “The countdown to the destruction of Israel began long ago.”

The Washington Post reported this week that Israel launched a cyberattack against the Iranian port of Shahid Rajaee, on the Strait of Hormuz, a vital route for international oil traffic. 

The attack was thought to be in retaliation for a cyberattack against civil hydraulic installations in Israel.

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Hamas Warns of Uprising Outside the Temple Walls (Revelation 11)

Palestinian security forces clash with demonstrators in Hebron | File photo: Reuters/Mussa Qawasma

Report: PA suspends security ties with Israel, Hamas warns uprising underway

Palestinian Authority also suspends contacts with the CIA. Hamas welcomes the move, warns Palestinians are “on the verge of a new intifada.”

By  News Agencies and ILH Staff Published on  05-22-2020 05:57 Last modified: 05-22-2020 12:20

The Palestinian Authority has informed Israel that it is suspending all security coordination with it, Arab media reported Thursday.

According to Qatar’s Al Jazeera and Lebanon’s Al Mayadeen, the move was declared in protest of Israel’s plan to apply sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria – a move endorsed in principle by the US.

According to the reports, Palestinian security officials have informed their counterparts in the IDF of the move. While the civil and intelligence coordination between Israel and the Palestinian Authority is expected to continue, it will likely suffer as well.

On Friday morning, Palestinian security forces pulled out of Abu Dis, in east Jerusalem, where they worked with Israeli security forces, who control the area, to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Deputy Hamas leader Saleh al-Arouri welcomed the move and threatened that “we are on the verge of a new intifada. … Washington and Tel Aviv are taking advantage of the current situation to take control of the West Bank. We are sparing no effort to prevent this annexation.”

PA President Mahmoud Abbas (EPA/Atef Safadi)

Israeli media quoted defense officials as confirming that the Palestinian Authority was making good on its threat to end security coordination with Israel.

One official warned that the move could lead to a rise in violence, with more clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinians.

The severing of the agreements came after PA President Mahmoud Abbas announced Tuesday the Palestinians were no longer bound by agreements with Israel and the US, citing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to move ahead with applying Israeli law to parts of Judea and Samaria the Palestinians would like to see included in a future state.

Abbas has made similar threats on numerous occasions but has never followed through.

“Israel’s annexation of any parts of the West Bank constitutes an existential threat to the Palestinian national project and an end to the two-state solution,” PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh told the Wafa news agency.

He said that Israel’s plan “breached international law and violated all the agreements signed with us. Therefor, we will no longer abide by these agreements.”

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said Washington had been told of the move after Abbas said on Tuesday his administration was no longer committed to agreements with Israel and the United States, including on security coordination.

On cooperation with the US Central Intelligence Agency, Erekat said, “It stopped as of the end of the (Palestinian) president’s speech.”

Intelligence cooperation with the CIA continued even after the Palestinians began boycotting US peace efforts led by President Donald Trump in 2017, with the sides working together on heading off violence in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, where the Palestinian Authority is based.

But Erekat said: “Things change and we have decided it is time now to change. Security cooperation with the United States is no more. Security coordination with Israel is no more,” said Erekat. “We are going to maintain public order and the rule of law, alone.”

The Iranian Nuclear Horn Spins More Uranium

Senior official says Iran is ready for higher uranium enrichment

by Muhammad May 22, 2020 world

A senior official of the Supreme Leader of Iran has said that the Islamic Republic is ready to enrich uranium beyond the level set by the Tehran nuclear agreement in 2015. In a video, aid indicates that “the Americans directly and the Europeans indirectly violated the agreement”.

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