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MPs from UK, France and Germany urge US not to scrap Iran deal

“More than 500 parliamentarians from France, Germany and the UK have written to their US counterparts urging them to persuade Donald Trump not to abandon the Iran nuclear deal” writes Patrick Wintour for theguardian.com. They added that if the deal broke down it would be nigh on impossible to assemble another grand coalition built around sanctions against Iran.The diplomats are looking to see whether the current inspection system agreed under the deal could be extended to military sites, laboratories and universities. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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with the aim that its use will become mandatory for the whole government by the summer

“WhatsApp relies on open industry standards created by the developers behind Signal, a rival messaging app, while Telegram relies on its own, home-grown encryption techniques” writes Mathieu Rosemain for reuters.com. None of the world’s major encrypted messaging apps, including Facebook’s (FB.O) WhatsApp and Telegram – a favorite of President Emmanuel Macron – are based in France, raising the risk of data breaches at servers outside the country.Both WhatsApp and Telegram promote themselves as ultra secure because all their data is encrypted from start to finish.Macron’s inner circle – now government…

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France says its building its own encrypted messenger service to fend off state-level espionage; President Macron’s inner circle has been fond of Telegram

“WhatsApp relies on open industry standards created by the developers behind Signal, a rival messaging app, while Telegram relies on its own, home-grown encryption techniques” writes Mathieu Rosemain for reuters.com. None of the world’s major encrypted messaging apps, including Facebook’s (FB.O) WhatsApp and Telegram – a favorite of President Emmanuel Macron – are based in France, raising the risk of data breaches at servers outside the country.Both WhatsApp and Telegram promote themselves as ultra secure because all their data is encrypted from start to finish.Macron’s inner circle – now government…

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France builds WhatsApp rival due to surveillance risk

“WhatsApp relies on open industry standards created by the developers behind Signal, a rival messaging app, while Telegram relies on its own, home-grown encryption techniques” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. None of the world’s major encrypted messaging apps, including Facebook’s WhatsApp and Telegram – a favorite of President Emmanuel Macron – are based in France, raising the risk of data breaches at servers outside the country.”We need to find a way to have an encrypted messaging service that is not encrypted by the United States or Russia,” the spokeswoman…

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UK, France and US to demand new Syria chemical weapons investigation

“It will demand answers from Syria on gaps in its chemical weapons declaration to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), while also seeking to open humanitarian channels” writes Tom Barnes for independent.co.uk. Britain, France and the United States are set to make a fresh call to the United Nations for an investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Trio of allies launch new bid for UN chemical weapons inquiry

“Moscow has used its veto 12 times at the security council to block action targeting its Syrian ally” writes Agence France-presse for theguardian.com. The United States, Britain and France have launched a new bid at the United Nations to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria in the wake of US-led missile strikes against Bashar al-Assad’s regime.Addressing the security council on Saturday, US ambassador Nikki Haley said the US was confident the military strikes had crippled Syria’s chemical weapons program. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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ALSO: Corbyn Urges France To Show Proof Assad Was Behind Chemical Attack

“Jeremy Corbyn has called for any proof that the Syrian regime was behind the suspected chemical attack in Douma to be made public” writes Ned Simons for huffingtonpost.com. Speaking to Sky News, Corbyn said if France had proof who was behind the attack they should “bring it forward”. “If there is proof the regime did it, then the regime must be held responsible.French President Emmanuel Macron has said he has “proof” that Assad’s regime was behind the attack. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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ALSO: Corbyn Says France Should Show Proof Assad Was Behind Chem Attack

“Jeremy Corbyn has called for any proof that the Syrian regime was behind the suspected chemical attack in Douma to be made public” writes Ned Simons for huffingtonpost.com. Speaking to Sky News, Corbyn said if France had proof who was behind the attack they should “bring it forward”. “If there is proof the regime did it, then the regime must be held responsible.French President Emmanuel Macron has said he has “proof” that Assad’s regime was behind the attack. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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Trump warns Russia: ‘Get ready’ for a missile attack on Syria

“President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned Russia to “get ready” for a missile attack on its ally Syria, suggesting imminent retaliation for last weekend’s suspected chemical weapons attack” writes Catherine Lucey for sun-sentinel.com. Asked whether the U.S. military was ready to conduct an attack in Syria if ordered, Mattis replied, “We stand ready to provide military options if they’re appropriate, as the president determined.”.  Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Editorial: Another failed intervention would be intolerable

“It is also a time to reflect on the usefulness of the British nuclear deterrent” reports independent.co.uk. Now, after the Skripal affair and our apparent powerlessness in the light of events in Douma, nuclear weapons of mass destruction look simply irrelevant.Yet the British stuck to the view that the nuclear deterrent would work against a power such as Russia. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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