World View: Iran Nuclear Talks Collapse after France Complains of 'Con Game'
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- Iran nuclear talks collapse after France complains of 'con game'
- The Top Ten Most Popular Conspiracy Theories
Iran nuclear talks collapse after France complains of 'con game'
Iran's foreign minister Jawad Zarif and France's foreign minister Laurent Fabius (VOA)
Using phrases like "con game" and "fool's deal," France's foreign
minister Laurent Fabius demanded additional concessions from Iran in
return for an agreement to reduce Western sanctions. Fabius cited
differences over Iran's Arak nuclear reactor southeast of Tehran,
which could produce enough plutonium for several nuclear weapons a
year once it goes online. Iran says it expects Arak to be completed
and go online sometime next year, though the plutonium would not be
weapons grade. Fabius is demanding that work on Arak be suspended for
the time being, which Iran refuses to do. He also called for a
reduction in the purity of Iran's stockpile of highly enriched
uranium. The talks collapsed, but will reconvene on November 20.
France 24 and VOA
The Top Ten Most Popular Conspiracy Theories
Some people believe that Martians landed at Roswell, or that 9/11 was
the work of the government. Here's a list of not just ten, but the
top 13 conspiracy theories:
- Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination,
the belief that more than one person was involved in his assassination
remains the most widely held conspiracy theory in America. In an April
2013 poll, 59 percent said others were involved.
- In the few polls we have, a sizable minority of the population
believes President Roosevelt knew about the attack on Pearl Harbor in
advance and used the attack as an excuse to go to war.
- Around 20 percent embrace the view that UFOs have landed in the
United States at Roswell, New Mexico, and that the government is
engaged in a systematic cover-up of this event.
- In a 1976 Harris poll, 60 percent believed the assassination of
Martin Luther King Jr. was the work of a conspiracy. In a 2008 CNN
poll, 55 percent endorsed the notion of a conspiracy.
- In an August 2007 Fox News poll, 31 percent agreed that foul play
was involved in Princess Diana's death.
- In a July 2006 Scripps Howard and Ohio University poll, 16 percent
said it was likely that the “people in the federal government either
assisted in the 9/11 attacks or took no action to stop the attacks
because they wanted to United States to go to war in the Middle
- Around 6 percent believe the moon landing was a hoax.
- In 1994, 37% said that it was possible that the Nazi extermination
of the Jews in Nazi death camps during World War II never happened?
- On July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800 exploded and crashed minutes from
takeoff from JFK. The NTSB determined that the likely cause was the
accidental ignition of fuel vapors in the fuel tank. But 39% of those
surveyed said that it very likely or somewhat likely that the Navy
shot down TWA 800 with a missile.
- Fifteen percent told Fox News that there was a chance that Osama
bin Laden is still alive, while 24 percent told CBS News that they had
doubts about whether he was killed.
- In June, 1997, 52% believed that it was very likely or somewhat
likely that the CIA has allowed Central American drug dealers to sell
cocaine to black kids in inner-city neighborhoods?
- In March, 2013, people were asked: "Do you believe that
shape-shifting reptilian people control our world by taking on human
form and gaining political power to manipulate our societies, or not?"
4% believe, and 7% are not sure.
- "Do you believe media or the government adds secret
mind-controlling technology to television broadcast signals, or not?"
15% believe, 15% are not sure.
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