This Week: Five Events You Need to Know (November 9)

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This Week: Five Events You Need to Know (November 9)

Iran’s nuclear deal violations, power struggles in Germany, Mexico’s cartel violence, and more

Here are five of the most important news stories this week, as well as relevant links to the full articles and videos here on

Iran’s ‘Most Serious Violation’ of the Nuclear Deal

Iran committed its “most serious violation” of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Wednesday when it resumed injecting uranium gas into its centrifuges at the Fordow nuclear enrichment facility near the Shiite holy city of Qom.

Under watch of the International Atomic Energy Agency, about 4,400 pounds of uranium hexafluoride gas were transferred to Fordow early Wednesday. According to Iran’s Press tv, Iran began the process of restarting its centrifuges just before noon and expected to begin injecting uranium gas around midnight.

“The decision to expand nuclear activities at Fordow is Iran’s most serious violation of the nuclear deal to date,” Bloomberg quoted from a Eurasia Group report. “Iran’s latest violation represents a significant escalation, not a continuation of incremental steps away from its nuclear commitments.”

A nuclear-armed Iran will hasten the fulfilment of Bible prophecies about the end time.

The Official Race for Merkel’s Successor Has Begun

Ever since German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that she would not run for another term as chancellor and resigned as the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (cdu), debates about the 2021 chancellorship elections have heated.

Merkel’s replacement in the cdu, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, would be the party’s assumed chancellor candidate. But her support within the party is growing so slim that her opponents are free to challenge her.

Power struggles in Germany have enormous prophetic significance.

Mexican Cartels Threaten the United States

Mexican drug cartel gunmen massacred nine U.S. citizens living in a Mormon community in northern Mexico on November 4, reminding the world that they are perhaps America’s most serious domestic security threat.

Drug cartels control 45 percent of Mexico, according to U.S. Sen. James Lankford, and operate in over 1,200 U.S. cities, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. If they have the firepower to take on the Mexican military, they have the firepower to stand toe-to-toe with U.S. police and border control agents.

Mexico’s cartel crisis will not be permanently solved by the National Palace in Mexico or the White House in the United States. It is a problem that must be solved in the 168 million households spread across Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.

Impeachment Attempts Galvanize Evangelicals Behind President Trump

Public opinion polls published by FiveThirtyEight show that 48 percent of Americans polled believe President Trump should be impeached, including 84 percent of Democrats and 11 percent of Republicans. Yet President Trump does have a group of supporters adamantly opposed to all attempts to remove him from office. Findings released on October 21 by the Public Religion Research Institute found that 99 percent of white evangelical Christians do not believe President Trump should be impeached and removed.

President Trump will want the support of every evangelical Christian he can find to win reelection.

Beyond the realpolitiks of catering to supporters, Bible prophecy predicts that an end-time leader in the United States would gain strong support from a religious movement.

Australian Drought Reaches Crisis Point

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology reported that for the first nine months of 2019, average temperatures were the highest since record-keeping began in 1910. Average rainfall for this same period is also at its lowest since 1965. This severe water shortage is devastating farmland across Queensland and New South Wales, and causing the worst drought in more than 400 years, according to some sources.

For many towns across the region, water sources are about to run dry. “Day zero,” as it has been dubbed, is expected to hit most in six to 12 months.

To understand why these tragic weather disasters are hitting Australia and the world, please read “Australian Drought Reaches Crisis Point” and Why ‘Natural’ Disasters?

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