New Technology Should Be Used To Enlighten A Society – Not To Deceive Them – Discernment On Shaky Ground.

by Ruby Henley

The deception humanity is currently dealing with is not a new complexity, but the fact that we are beginning to recognize the deception is.  You can look at this breakthrough in developing the ‘eyes to see’ as an awakening , or you can view it as a 3D horror show. Although it is overwhelming for me, I choose to look at my new illumination as a facet in my personal evolution as  a human being.

I have decided if I do not view this as much needed growth, I may allow it to destroy my bearings in my own personal reality.  I refuse to let this be a road-block in my evolution, for if I do – I will be lost. I am adamant that I will maintain my own inner compass.

Man has always dealt with deception in government, but since the birth of the Internet, the veil has  lifted on what has been hidden. We are currently seeing a shocking web of deception coming unraveled at breakneck speed.  The deception exists in darkness, and the light is beginning to shine on that darkness. Darkness is the absence of light, and the light is growing brighter.

I want to stress I cannot prove beyond a shadow of a doubt what is true and what is false.  All I can do is to record the facts of what information I find from what I consider to be a good source.  Even with that, I am not convinced of anything right now.

We are living in a PsyOp within a PsyOp as far as I am concerned.  That may sound crazy, but I have always said what I believe to be true.  Just know my intention is to open your eyes, but before you do that – be focused upon the Source of your soul – your  point of contact with the Original Creator of all that is.

 

In the book “Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes,” Jacques Ellul discusses psychological warfare as a common peace policy practice between nations as a form of indirect aggression. This type of propaganda drains the public opinion of an opposing regime by stripping away its power on public opinion. This form of aggression is hard to defend against because no international court of justice is capable of protecting against psychological aggression since it cannot be legally adjudicated.

One of the greatest French philosophers of the 20th century draws from his own experiences fighting for the French resistance against the Vichy regime.  Ellul offers a unique insight into the propaganda machine and its danger to a democracy and the human mind.

Ellul offers a far more frightening work than any of the nightmare novels of George Orwell. With the logic that propaganda, whether its ends are demonstrably good or bad, is not only destructive to democracy, it is perhaps the most serious threat to humanity operating in the modern world.

The theme of Propaganda is  that when new technology encompasses society, the result is propaganda.  The bottom line is unfortunate, as new technology should be used by a moral society to help its citizens – not to enslave them.

 

Moving on to examples of the “PsyOp” within a “PsyOp,” I have discovered some deceptions which I think apply.

Lets look at Steve Bannon, who was originally a devotee of President Trump only to become a fired White House liability.

Steve Bannon began his career as military Naval Intelligence.  After that facet of his career ended, he attended college, worked at Goldman Sacs, and invested heavily in the movie industry.  Investment was his specialty, leading to his investment in the online publication “Breitbart.”

He described this publication as being directed at the “alt-right.”  Thus, he labelled his readers as Trump supporters. If you were a Trump supporter during the 2016 Presidential Election, you were and now are a target of suspicion by government entities.  Steve Bannon helped to create this label that Trump supporters currently wear. Not good – not good at all.

 

www.kfvs12.com/story/35076877/bannon-removed-from-national-security-council

  • An administration official told the New York Times the move was an evolution and should not be seen as a sign that Trump has lost confidence in Bannon, who still retains a high-level security clearance.

Trump was criticized for naming Bannon, a political adviser, to the council. His role as White House chief strategist followed his tenure as Trump’s campaign CEO since August.

Bannon’s selection as a top strategist brought outcry from civil rights and pro-equality groups. He has proudly embraced the “alt-right” movement, which includes neo-nazis and other white supremacists.

Breitbart, one of the early jumpers-on with the Trump campaign, gave the future president favorable coverage and received several exclusives in return while Bannon was in charge. The chief strategist was a founding member of the board for the right-wing, “anti-establishment” website and took over as executive chair when its namesake, Andrew Breitbart, died in 2012.

Copyright 2017 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.-

 

NOTE – Bannon still retains a high-level security clearance.  This is sometimes referred to as a ‘Q level security clearance.’

The article says the alt-right movement includes neo-nazis and other white supremacists.

Breitbart gave Trump favorable coverage.

Bannon was a founding member of the board for the right-wing “anti-establishment” website.

In other words Steve Bannon helped to label Trump supporters as “anti-establishment.”

 

There has been an Internet sensation in an entity called QAnon, and the reason I am mentioning him here is due to the speculation he could be Steve Bannon.  Currently the Q wars are ablaze, and what began as a unifying entity leading the Internet community, who supported President Trump, has turned into a web of deception.  The Alternative News Media which had made leaps and bounds as a legitimate news community is now at war. The question being asked – is Q a PsyOp or is ‘he’ truly a leader of the people, who only has the best interests of the people at heart?  You choose.

Personally I have made my choice, and it has been my choice from the very beginning.  I believe Q is a PsyOp.

The following is a good rundown of the QAnon history and subsequent current status.  If you care to understand fully the implication of the Q movement you should read it.  I found it on an Internet forum, and I do not want to give the name. However, it does give an analysis of the Q history.

  • The long and secret info wars against Q and how he stayed alive. You really need to know this and move on.

I promised there would be a follow up to my post about Q1295 Be careful who you are following. Here it is. It’s a long post but if you are a Q follower, this information is worth knowing.

As many among you already know, Dr. Corsi is just the tip of the iceberg. There are dark forces at work trying to divide us and hijack Q’s work and our Movement. I will show you today who these dark forces are and how they are related to Dr. Corsi.

To those who think this issue should be put to rest for the sake of unity, this is my response:

if Q himself has spoken about it here after having put up with these dark forces trying to undermine him for months, he must have some kind of intel pushing him to react;

A glass of fine wine mixed with water is no longer fine wine and is certainly not water;

When a snake enters the house, there is no time for poetry: you secure the kids, close the doors and do what you have to do.

The Truth has a price my friends and no strong movement in human history has succeeded avoiding the issues challenging its foundations. Roses are beautiful, but they come with thorns. To be safe, we need to know how to hold them. This is why we are here today. We owe it to Trump, we owe it to Q, we owe it to the patriots who have sacrificed their lives for True Freedom, we owe it to ourselves for our efforts to not go to waste and above all, we owe it to the abused children whose lives, safety and freedom depend on the success of our Movement. Isn’t this the ultimate reason we are all here?

Let’s get to it.

Q’s first days were not easy. At all. Immediately after his first posts on October 2017, a violent information war was launched against him to ridicule him and silence him. All sorts of vicious information war techniques were used against him. I will show you some of them in this post. Q stoically stood still and after 3 months, despite this info-war against him, his audience grew to the point the phenomenon could not be ignored anymore. On December 08 2017, Infowars resorts to inviting Jordan Sather from Destroy the Illusion to talk about Q. Even though Jordan’s main field of expertise is secret space programs, free energy and the like he has been following Q on his YT channel and has done an excellent job bridging Q with the masses. When Jordan is invited by Infowars, we can see how proud he is: tweet.

Let’s listen to Jordan and Roger Stone’s conversation until 6:40: video.

Did you catch what Roger Stone is implying? This is the first info-war technique I want to show you. Stone is an old fox, he knows all the subtle communication techniques used in information warfare to swing people’s opinion and spread confusion. He knows how the subconscious mind works and how it makes an association between a skillfully asked question and its implied response. For clarity, here is Roger Stone’s question: Img1

You see it now? He is implying and subtly instilling in people’s mind through his timed and insidious question that the Q phenomenon Jordan has described may just be bots or humans hired to limit Infowars’ reach and cut them off from those who follow them. This is Roger Stone essentially saying: “Infowars is a shareholder in the election of the President and we will not accept to lose the leverage we have because of some bot playing on 8chan”. You think it’s far-fetched? Bear with me…

December 24 2017. For the first time Alex Jones talks about Q. At last. It’s been 3 months! You can find the entire video here so nobody can accuse me of taking things out of context. Let’s listen to him from 0:54 to 1:56. video.

As you can see, Jones starts with Q but immediately shuts him down by saying this: Img2 This information warfare technique is used to zero or reduce the relevancy of the subject: you name the subject (Q), then you immediately replace him in people’s mind by talking about another person (Zak) with praises and hypertrophy. Then Jones goes into a long verbal journey about Zak, the color of the moon and other irrelevant subjects, beating around the bush, preparing, preparing, until he could finally throw this at his audience (watch until 8:46) video.

There are 2 techniques used here. The first one is Downgrading. Alex claims to know who Q is, where he get his info, Q is not really high level… secondarily… That technique is pretty straightforward.

Did you catch the second one? At 8:19 he says: “so they want to take Trump out in November, but we dodged it, and people go: look Q anon is not right, it didn’t happen”.

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Q never said Trump was going to be taken out on November. Alex Jones did. You see how he did it: he lied, then he attributed the lie to Q, then he defends him. This is another information warfare technique consisting of artificially victimizing someone in order to pull his base. You push someone through the balcony, you take the stairs to catch him and then pay for his funeral…

But it gets better:

January 5 2018. Alex Jones invites Zak. The YT video title is “High Level Intelligence Source Confirms QAnon Is REAL”. You can watch the entire video later. It’s a 23 minute video. Despite the title, Q is not mentioned any single time except at the 10th minute when Alex says the following; let’s listen until 11:15: video .

If you take a look at this composition, you realize Alex has obviously explored Q’s board. He is ridiculing him and asking people to hold on to Zak, his “real Q Anon” who is not a “LARP” acting in “Fantasy Land”. Unlike Q, his beloved Zak is acting in the “real world”. Sounds familiar? Yes… He is echoing his friend Roger Stone! They both talked about it and both have agreed their communication strategy was to convince Q is not real, he’s a bot or a hired human LARPING on 8Chan. Of course this strategy has to be implemented covertly in order not to risk any backlash from their audience that may have been following Q. Hence all these sneaky communication and manipulation techniques. After this vicious attack, Alex will never mention Q throughout the interview again. Those who are familiar with subliminal messages understand why the title did not have anything to do with the interview. The title was aiming at subliminally planting in people’s brains: ”The real QAnon is Zak”.

The next day, commenting on Zak’s interview, Owen Shroyer airs a segment titled: “Infowars Own #QAnon Discusses Deep State” Img.

Need I say more? You see the problem now?

On January 27 2018, Infowars invites Jordan Sather for the second time. Despite the attacks, Q’s movement has grown exponentially so we are hoping to hear Jordan’s update on the Q phenomenon. Well, here is the entire video. There is not a single word about Q. Infowars invited him to talk about secret space programs. Not Q. Why is Infowars putting Jordan in the “Secret Space Program” drawer. Why? I will tell you. So that this can happen the next day: Img

Infowars positions Dr. Corsi to be the in-house Q guy. Alex Jones has now realized he could not crush the Q phenomenon. He tried to confuse us, ridicule Q, downgrade him and replace him with Zak, didn’t work. So… If you can’t fight them, join them. Dr. Corsi, the Infowars Washington Correspondent is now missioned by Alex to lead the containment strategy and infiltrate Q. Notice the title: “What is QAnon?”. Not who. Again, the bot/LARP theory. But there is worse, did you catch it? Let’s zoom, look: Imgur.

We clearly read on Infowars YT channel:“Dr. Jerome Corsi reveals what QAnon is and how it will be used against the people.“ What do you think this is? Error? No. This is a subliminal message folks. Your eyes will not notice it but your brain sees it. Once this particular message is processed by the subconscious mind, the conscious mind starts to develop defense mechanisms against Q and his message. Welcome to the info wars against Q! It has been Infowars against Q all along. MSM fights Q by trying to ignore him, Infowars fights Q by trying to crash him. Wake up.

Now question: why do you think Alex did not use Jordan instead? Why didn’t he try to hijack Jordan’s base instead of starting from scratch with Corsi? Answer: because of this: Img. 4 days before, during the Infowars Fisa Memo debacle, Jordan showed his independence with this tweet. Alex Jones realized he was not controllable. Jordan is a real truth fighter. This is why Infowars invited him 3 days after this tweet to talk about what he likes and forget Q. Classic bait & control tactics. Once this bait was offered to Jordan, he could then position Dr. Corsi who would do what he is told about Q. Why? Because of this: Img

Dr. Corsi’s YT channel was dead. His last video was published on 2014 and had 2,2k views. As the inactive Infowars DC correspondent who is invited from time to time on Infowars, Dr. Corsi is a vulnerable asset Jones can use to deal with the Q problem. He instructs him to start commenting on Q and to progressively build his crowd based on a business model that will not link him to Infowars. Perfect bone for an inactive asset. How do I know? Let’s listen to the following until 1:25: video

Did you catch it? “a number of people who I consider to be very important to me said you’d better start looking at this”. How does that sound to you? “you’d better start looking at this”. You think it is a professional advice? Now that we know what we know, we know it’s not. This is Alex essentially telling him: I tried to contain this thing, didn’t work, you’d better get in and take control remotely for us before it gets out of hands. This is how we got Corsi my friends. It has never been about decoding, it has always been about containing. Dr. Corsi is the Infowars Trojan horse sent to the Q Movement. And in exchange of this work, Jones is capitalizing on his vulnerability by allowing him to do his little business. Does Corsi know Jones’ endgame? I don’t believe so. I think he is just being manipulated by someone more intelligent. You know why? Because the next day, on the Hagmman Report, this is what he says, let’s listen carefully until 2:22: video

So here the version slightly changes: he decided he would dig into the Q phenomenon after Trump’s executive order. It’s no longer “a number of people who I consider to be very important to me said you’d better start looking at this”. Now it’s about trump’s Executive Order. Why is the version changing? You got it: Alex told him he made a mistake at Tracy’s interview. He needed to change the story so Alex could remain invisible, working in the shadow. This corrected discrepancy is proof Corsi is just a pawn.

Now let’s take a look at his Youtube and Twitter stats: Img Img

As you can see, Dr. Corsis’s current notoriety has everything to do with Q. His book was published on March 2018 and you see there is no significant change on the curves at that date. So Dr. Corsi has successfully conducted his mission: infiltrate Q’s base and build a substantial number of followers he can now manipulate according to Alex’s instructions.

Now the relevant question would be: is Dr. Corsi loyal to Q? I have the answer. I will give it to you.

Do you remember Alex’s rant on Syria? I will not provide links because it was a dark moment for alternative media. Those who read Q knew all along what was going on in Syria, you may explore my posts about it. Events proved Alex was way off in his assessment of the situation and we are therefore entitled to question the relevancy of his “high level sources”. When asked about Alex’s meltdown, this is Corsis’s response, let’s listen until 4:40 video

Now let’s analyze:

“Alex has his own way of doing things, he doesn’t really need my approval to do it, and I don’t… you know…” Corsi stops after “and I don’t” and looks for his words. Now question: what do you think was the natural ending of this sentence? You got it: he was about to say: “and I don’t need his approval either”. But he could not say it because he knows it’s not true and, as a vulnerable asset in Alex’s mighty hands, he did not want to risk upsetting his boss with a little independence displayed in a YT interview.

The other important sentence is this one: “The real strength of Alex is he’s the most disruptive media to the MSM that exists worldwide and as such he has tremendous impact.”

The only reason Alex was able to disrupt MSM was because of privileged intel he had right? People came to him to know what the Mockingbird MSM would not disclose right? But then, as early as October 29th 2017, Q said this:

Q12 Military Intelligence ref above is the absolute biggest inside drop this board will ever receive.

Then, a few months later, he says this:

Q761 This board has more power than you can imagine. Q

Q768 This board in the coming months will be spread & discussed across ALL PLATFORMS.

You see the problem? Q has been and still is an existential threat to Infowars. As simple as that. Alex Jones has done everything he could to shut down this phenomenon.

“I don’t criticize Alex. I try to understand where he’s going and I try to appreciate it.” “I still greatly admire what Alex does and would never criticize him or offer advice or opinions unless he specifically asked and then I would be happy to share that privately with him.”

Okay… It seems Corsi has beautiful manners. Now let’s listen to what he thinks about Q. I have already shared with you in my previous post how he ridiculed him even though he had no clue what Q was saying. But there is more here, let’s listen until 5:35 video.

“Q is in disinformation”… “I started trashing Q“… “I was ready to quit this board all together and do it myself, and that is seriously under consideration by the way”.

Whaaaaaaat?!

So there you have it. Corsi would never criticize mighty Alex but Q? Oh no! Q is to be trashed and even replaced! Replaced? You see? We went full circle…

Corsi would never advise Alex unless he was asked to and he would do it privately but Q? And Trump? Go listen to a few of his Youtube videos: Corsi tells them what to do with Mueller, Sessions, Iran… He knows exactly what to do on pretty much everything…

Corsi even forgets the hand that fed him and dares to make threats: “and that is seriously under consideration by the way”.

Yes… now that you have infiltrated our Movement, fed off of some of its crowd (check the stats above), you can get out with the hijacked goods the silence the anons (the real ones) have given you all these months out of respect, patiently putting up with your limitations and constant disrespect towards Trump and Q. You should have finished the mean and revealing sentence you have started (did you catch it?): “As far as I am concerned, Q has served…”. Watch the video again. Unbelievable. I hope to shortly see the memes of the side by side statements of Q, Jones and Corsi. This long post has given you the material to produce them. This post is based on facts. Real facts. It was not aiming at anything else except presenting verifiable facts so that people know who is who and what the motivations of each actor are.

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The final issue that needs to be addressed is the idea of a cult that has been agitated by Alex and Corsi. Those who follow Q are not in a cult. Q is given the respect he deserves because he is risking his life to give us the intel MSM or Infowars will not give us. Who told us about Saudi Arabia before it happened? Who told us Trump was in Las Vegas? Who told us the real reason behind the steel price issue? Who told us about Flynn it would be done in 30? Yes, Q delivered here too but Corsi failed to decode it correctly. And the list goes on… Q is listened to because we have proof he is right next to Trump, the President we elected to clean up the mess and save our children. People did not vote for Infowars, they voted for Trump. So you’ll have to accept it if they drop you without hesitation should you express any kind of opposition.

Now that things are clarified, I think I will never have to write about Infowars, Alex Jones and Corsi again. We are busy. We have things to do.

Q1296 You decide. This is not a game. The only profit we should all be striving for is TRUE FREEDOM. God bless you all. Q –

 

Why do I believe Q is a PsyOp or a deception?  Because of statements like –

“Have faith – follow the plan.”

In other words ‘the plan’ is not mine, and I am not a follower in any unknown entity on the Internet.

I have faith, but it is in my Creator.

However, I said earlier I choose to follow my own inner compass, but it is a chance I take knowing it could be off.  I will take that chance nonetheless.

 

Moving on to an example of a deception in world politics which is still not clear to me.  The very suspicious fact that after President Trump had announced he was pulling troops from Syria and bringing them home, the following occurred.

americanwatchmen.org/2017/04/05/syrias-chemical-weapons-attack-what-you-need-to-know/

  • Stop me if any of this sounds familiar: In Syria, a country in which a brutal civil war has been ongoing for years, an attack occurs in which chemical weapons are used and the mainstream media & foreign policy establishment are quick to jump to the conclusion that the Syrian government did it…….even though there is no evidence whatsoever to back up that claim.

Sound familiar? It should, because that’s what happened in 2013 and it’s happening again now in 2017. Why? Because we now have a new President and the Deep State has determined that they might just have a chance to succeed here where they failed with the last President.

So what happened in particular this time? On Tuesday the fourth of April, 2017 in the province of Idlib, Syria there was an alleged chemical weapon explosion in the town of Khan Shaykhun, which is presently controlled by Tahir Al-Sham, an offshoot of Al-Quaeda in Syria.

Within hours of the attacks occurring the world’s media was quick to jump to the conclusion that the Syrian government must have been responsible, even though the UN previously found no evidence of Syrian governmental involvement in the last major chemical attack in 2013.

But let’s slow down and ask ourselves a couple of questions here:

Mere days ago President Bashar Al Assad scored his most major diplomatic and public relations victory since the war began. With UN Ambassador Nikki Haley saying that the US government would no longer prioritize his removal from power as a precondition to peace. Why would he launch a chemical attack right after such a major victory? Why shoot himself in the foot? It just doesn’t add up. There’s no logical reason for the Syrian government to make use of chemical weapons and risk everything right after having achieved such a massive diplomatic win.

Following a deal brokered by Russia in 2013, Syria voluntarily gave up its chemical weapons stockpiles. With both UN and US observers helping the Russians to oversee the entire process. This led to then Secretary of State John Kerry proudly proclaiming that all chemical weapons were removed from Syria. So how on Earth could Syria suddenly have such stockpiles of the weapons again if that were the case? Again, it doesn’t add up.-

 

In conclusion, we have a current event which preludes news coming out in the near future of a deception involving the Iran Deal.  First I want to bring your attention to a suppressed fact involving the Obama Administration and other countries involved in brokering the Iran Deal.  Did they receive kickbacks?

freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-may-received-much-33-6-billion-cash-gold-payments-u-s/

  • Iran may have received an additional $33.6 billion in secret cash and gold payments facilitated by the Obama administration between 2014 and 2016, according to testimony provided before Congress by an expert on last summer’s nuclear agreement with Iran.
  • Between January 2014 and July 2015, when the Obama administration was hammering out the final details of the nuclear accord, Iran was paid $700 million every month from funds that had previously been frozen by U.S. sanctions.
  • A total of $11.9 billion was ultimately paid to Iran, but the details surrounding these payments remain shrouded in mystery, according to Mark Dubowitz, executive director at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
  • In total, “Iran may have received as much as $33.6 billion in cash or in gold and other precious metals,” Dubowitz disclosed.

Lawmakers and others are now pressing the administration to disclose how a slew of other payments to Iran were made in the years leading up to the final nuclear accord.

“In July, the Associated Press cited U.S. officials who estimated that Iran ‘brought home less than $20 billion.’ Were these funds repatriated to Tehran in cash or in gold and precious metals? Through the formal financial system? Or through some combination?” Dubowitz asked in his testimony before the House Financial Services Committee.

“The administration should also clarify if the $20 billion dollars is inclusive of the $11.9 billion in [Joint Plan of Action] funds, or if the $20 billion was in addition to the $11.9 billion,” he said. “Either way, it is important to understand how funds were sent. The worst-case scenario here is that Iran may have received as much as $33.6 billion in cash or in gold and other precious metals.”

At least some of this money was likely sent in cash and other assets, according to Dubowitz.

The Obama administration was forced to disclose on Thursday that current sanctions and banking restrictions prohibited it from transferring funds to Iran via electronic methods.

The cash payment of $1.7 billion earlier this year was the easiest way to ensure Iran got immediate access to the money, according to these officials.

“Iran had to have it in cash,” Paul Ahern, assistant general counsel for enforcement and intelligence at the Treasury Department, told lawmakers. “Iran was very aware of the difficulties it would face in accessing and using the funds if they were in any other form than cash, even after the lifting of sanctions.”

A cash delivery “was the most reliable way that they received the funds in a timely manner and it was the manner preferred by the relative foreign banks,” Ahren said.

Given the situation, it is likely that the multiple past payments to Iran were conducted in a similar fashion, according to Dubowitz.

“If the White House could only send cash to Iran from the start of the JPOA period through the Tribunal payment that could amount to a grant total of 33.6 billion,” he said. “Did any of this money go through the formal financial system? If so, the administration is not being truthful about the 1.7 billion. If many billions arrived in Iran on pallets [of cash] this would be a pretty astounding revelation.”

Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon official and expert on rogue regimes, said that cash payments of this nature are “highly irregular.”

“There’s no reason it needed to be paid now. After all, successive administrations, both Democratic and Republican, have delayed payments so as to avoid funding Iranian terrorism,” Rubin said. “Likewise, if the United States freezes accounts linked to al Qaeda or Hamas, releasing it and saying, ‘It’s their money anyway,’ would not be a tenable explanation. Cash payments are highly irregular.”

The Iranians have been clear that they “perceived the payment to be a ransom” despite the administration’s protestations, Rubin explained.

“Not only has the delivery of the millions of dollars been perceived as a ransom, provided as an incentive to seize more hostages …. but because the money was delivered in cash the payment bolstered the strength of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and augmented its ability to finance and conduct terrorism,” he said. –

Now we have the following – theiranproject.com/blog/2018/05/12/iaea-says-agencys-chief-inspector-resigns-after-us-pullout-of-iran-deal/

  • The chief inspector of the UN nuclear agency has stepped down unexpectedly, a few days after US President Donald Trump declared that Washington withdrew from the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with Iran.
  • A spokesperson for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced in a statement on Friday that Tero Varjoranta, a 61-year-old Finn, “has resigned effective 11 May 2018,” without giving more details regarding the reasons behind his sudden departure, adding, however, that the agency’s “safeguards activities will continue to be carried out in a highly professional manner.”
  • Since October 2013, Varjoranta had been a deputy director general of the atomic agency and head of its Department of Safeguards, which verifies countries’ compliance with the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
  • The statement added that IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano had appointed “Massimo Aparo, acting director, Office for Verification in Iran, as acting deputy director general and head of the Department of Safeguards, effective immediately.”
  • The spokesperson, however, said the replacement had been made on a temporary basis and a permanent replacement would be appointed as soon as possible.
  • Varjoranta’s resignation came three days after Trump declared that his country was pulling out of the Iran nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying Washington would not only reinstate the anti-Iran sanctions lifted as part of the deal, but would also “be instituting the highest level of economic” bans against the Islamic Republic.-

The JCPOA came out of years of negotiations between Iran on one side and the P5+1 group of countries — the US, UK, France, Russia and China plus Germany — on the other, in July 2015.

In its announcement of Mr Varjoranta’s resignation, the agency did not give a reason for his departure.  But, he has already been replaced in an acting capacity by a nuclear engineer, the head of the department’s Iran team, the Vienna-based IAEA said.

‘Mr Tero Varjoranta has resigned effective 11 May 2018,’ an IAEA spokesman said, adding: ‘The director general has appointed Mr Massimo Aparo, acting director, Office for Verification in Iran, as acting deputy director general and head of the Department of Safeguards, effective immediately.’

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