"Nothing can stop Iran's peaceful nuclear activities that are within the framework of international regulations" – President Ebrahim Raisi.Shanghai Cooperation Organization
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was born on 15 June 2001 in Tajikistan, initially counting China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan as its founders.
Dushanbe, Sept. 17 (DP.net).– Iran today joined a rapidly expanding central Asian security body led by Russia and China, calling on the countries in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to help it form a mechanism to avert sanctions imposed by the West, Reuters reports.
Beijing, Sept.16.– China on Thursday expressed outrage at a new security pact between Australia, the U.K. and the U.S., blasting what it considers a new Western provocation and singling out Australian troops as the first to die as a result of "Beijing's countermeasures so as to send a warning to others."
"Australia has turned itself into an adversary of China," China's English-language Global Times, considered a mouthpiece for the Chinese Communist Party, proclaimed in an editorial Thursday morning.
Washington DC, Sept.16.— A new book claiming that Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, held calls with Chinese military leaders to head off a nuclear confrontation prompted swift backlash from many Trump allies — and one very consequential Trump critic.
Lt. Col. Alexander VindmanRetired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the whistleblower who reported calls with Ukraine that led to the impeachment of former President Donald Trump, called for Milley's ouster over the top general's phone calls.
A new city in America that sets a global standard for urban living, expands human potential, and becomes a blueprint for future generations and participatory democracy."
Sept.15 (DP.net).– Telosa is a name derived from the Greek word ‘telos’ which means ‘higher purpose’. Telosa is not only an experiment in urbanization but also a profound social experiment. Initially, the land Downtown Telosa city conceptwill be donated to a community endowment, which will use the money made through increasing land values to enhance public services and make sure every single citizen has equal access to healthcare, housing, education, and transportation. Eventually, its creator imagines a city with an economic system allowing all citizens to have a stake in the land; as the city does better, the residents do better. Thus they call their project "Equitism", a twist on capitalism centered around community ownership.
In other words, the experiment consists in creating a new city in America that sets a global standard for urban living, expands human potential, and becomes a blueprint for future generations.
They also conceive it as a participatory democracy experiment where the urban community "freely exchanges ideas and information to build accountability, competency, authenticity, and trust." To achieve this, transparent participatory democracy will be led by a council and city manager model with strong community engagement and involvement. The City Charter will be mission and vision-oriented to put people first.
The tested missiles flew 1,500 km North Korea's long range missile test
Seoul, Sept. 13 (Reuters).– North Korea carried out successful long-range cruise missile tests over the weekend, its state media, KCNA,* said on Monday, amid a protracted standoff with the United States over desnuclearisation.
The missiles flew 1,500 km (930 miles) before hitting their targets and falling into the country's territorial waters during the tests held on Saturday and Sunday, KCNA said.