10 June 2010 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 10 June 2010 [PDF]
- Airpower Summary: June 9 AFNS 10 Jun 2010
- Airpower Summary: June 8 AFNS 10 Jun 2010
- Iraqis Arrest Suspected al-Qaida Chief AFPS 10 Jun 2010 -- Iraqi security forces yesterday arrested a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq leader during a combined operation in Mosul, military officials said.
- 3rd Sustainment Brigade commander talks mission, landscape in Iraq Army News 10 Jun 2010 -- The 3rd Sustainment Brigade commander spoke with reporters to discuss mission and the current landscape in Iraq.
- 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Soldiers deploy Army News 10 Jun 2010 -- Approximately 400 soldiers from Fort Huachuca are on their way to Iraq for a 12-month deployment.
- Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal DoD 10 Jun 2010 -- BPresenter: DOD News Briefing with Gen. McChrystal from Afghanistan
- Finances Improve for Developing Afghan Forces AFPS 10 Jun 2010 -- A multinational team in Afghanistan is working to manage and execute the funding and development of Afghanistan’s national security forces.
- Green Mountain Boys Make a Difference in Afghanistan AFPS 10 Jun 2010 -- The soldiers of the Vermont Army National Guard’s 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team have been working hard to make a difference during their deployment to Afghanistan, the brigade’s commander told reporters recently.
- U.K. Effort Critical in Afghanistan, Petraeus Tells Britons AFPS 10 Jun 2010 -- Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, emphasized yesterday in London the critical role the United Kingdom has played in Iraq – and the importance of its continued support for the coalition to succeed in Afghanistan.
- McChrystal Assesses Past Year, Looks Ahead AFPS 10 Jun 2010 -- A year to the day after he met here with NATO officials on his way to take command of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal today reviewed the progress achieved there over the last 12 months and provided his perspective for the year to come.
- US Lowers Expectations for Quick Success in Taliban Stronghold VOA 10 Jun 2010 -- The top NATO and U.S. commander in Afghanistan says efforts to secure southern Kandahar province from the Taliban will take longer than first planned. U.S. General Stanley McChrystal said Thursday in Brussels that the military operation will move ahead more slowly to ensure support from residents living in the birthplace of the Taliban.
- British PM Rules Out More Troops for Afghanistan VOA 10 Jun 2010 -- British Prime Minister David Cameron says it is vital NATO forces show progress in pushing back the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan this year, but adds his government will not send additional troops for the effort.
- Back to basics in Afghanistan USMC News 10 Jun 2010 -- There were only three Marines at the combat outpost, and they were responsible for advising three full Afghan National Army reconnaissance platoons and an ANA field artillery platoon.
- NAVCENT Commander Visits Afghanistan Detention Center IAs Navy NewsStand 10 Jun 2010 -- Commander, US Naval Forces Central Command, Vice Adm. Gortney visited the Detention Facility in Parwan and the adjoining Camp Sabalu-Harrison.
- Forty Killed, Scores More Wounded In Kandahar Blast RFE/RL 10 Jun 2010 -- At least 40 people have been killed in an explosion at a wedding party in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar.
- Bomb kills 39 at Afghan wedding party RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2010 -- At least 39 people have been killed from a powerful blast that ripped through a wedding party in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province.
- Top UN envoy deplores deadly attack on Afghan wedding party UN News Centre 10 Jun 2010 -- The top United Nations official in Afghanistan has condemned last night’s attack on a wedding party in the southern province of Kandahar, which reportedly killed around 40 people and wounded at least 70 more.
- Britain suffers more deaths in Afghanistan IRNA 10 Jun 2010 -- A British soldier has been killed in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense in London announced Wednesday.
- Russia wants info on dealers of Afghan drugs from U.S. RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2010 -- Russia has asked the United States for information about a number of people suspected of organizing the trafficking of Afghan drugs to Russia, a Russian official said on Thursday.
- Pre-Deployment and Operational Training of Provincial Reconstruction Teams Army News 10 Jun 2010 -- First Army Division East mobilizes, trains, validates and deploys Provincial Reconstruction Teams to Afghanistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- U.S., Pakistan Seek to Broaden Defense Relationship AFPS 10 Jun 2010 -- U.S. and Pakistani defense officials wrapped up a four-day session in Pakistan today aimed at expanding the two countries’ defense relationship to address current and future threats.
- Gates Signs Science, Technology Pact with Czech Republic AFPS 10 Jun 2010 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his counterpart from the Czech Republic signed an agreement here today that paves the way for the two countries to work together in developing science and technology programs.
- DOD News Briefing with Secretary of the Army John McHugh DoD 10 Jun 2010
- DoD News: Mchugh Strengthens Arlington National Cemetery Management, Oversight DoD 10 Jun 2010 -- Secretary of the Army John McHugh today announced sweeping changes in the management and oversight of Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) following completion of a months-long probe by the Army’s Inspector General.
- Media Roundtable with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates from London, United Kingdom DoD 10 Jun 2010 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates
- Officials announce plans for third DOS rollback AFNS 10 Jun 2010 -- Air Force officials announced June 8 plans for a third enlisted date of separation rollback with a mandatory DOS of Aug. 31, 2010. This program is part of an overall effort by the Air Force to maintain a quality enlisted force and meet the congressionally mandated end strength.
- Current Strategy Forum Focuses on Networks, Partnerships and the Emerging Global Order Navy NewsStand 10 Jun 2010 -- The 61st annual Current Strategy Forum (CSF) at the Naval War College (NWC) explored the theme of "The Global System in Transition: Networks, Partnerships and the Emerging Global Order" during a two-day event, June 8 and 9.
- Mullen Cites Importance of Asian Partners, Stability in Pacific Region AFPS 10 Jun 2010 -- Citing the violence in Afghanistan and renewed tensions with China, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen last night encouraged military partnerships between the United States and all Asian nations in order to bring stability to the region.
- Army tests new tactical vehicle Army News 10 Jun 2010 -- The Army is testing a new vehicle looking to eventually replace the iconic Humvee.
- Army sensors research leads to Soldier protection advances Army News 10 Jun 2010 -- Tactical Biological Detector can trace its heritage to semiconductors built from ARL's nearly decade-old research initiative.
- Fort Bragg Soldiers use video game for combat simulation Army News 10 Jun 2010 -- Soldiers from 1-38th Cavalry used the new VBS2 simulator to conduct battle rehearsals in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
- National Guard airlift agency takes over Sinai air missions Army News 10 Jun 2010 -- The Army National Guard's Operational Support Airlift Agency recently accepted a new mission to deploy aircrews and aircraft to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
- Navy to Christen Amphibious Transport Dock Ship San Diego DoD 10 Jun 2010
- 97th Transportation Company participates in final launch of Atlantis Army News 10 Jun 2010 -- NASA's shuttle Atlantis embarked on its final mission May 14th at 2:20 p.m. from Kennedy Space Center.
- Tac Sat-3 completes groundbreaking experimental mission AFNS 10 Jun 2010 -- Tactical Satellite-3 will transition from an experimental demonstration to an operational asset June 12.
- Patrol Squadron 26 'Tridents' Arrive at New Home Navy NewsStand 10 Jun 2010 -- Patrol Squadron (VP) 26 "Tridents" made history June 8 when the squadron's last P-3C Orion arrived at their new home at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Fla.
- 3rd MLG CG prepares to depart USMC News 10 Jun 2010 -- Brig. Gen. William Faulkner, commanding general of 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, is scheduled to relinquish command to Brig. Gen. (select) Craig Crenshaw, the previous commanding officer of Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II MEF, in a change of command ceremony Wednesday.
- Training Jet Crashes at NAS Kingsville Navy NewsStand 10 Jun 2010 -- A U.S. Navy T-45C Goshawk training jet assigned to Training Air Wing 2 ran off the end of the runway at Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville, Texas, at approximately 10:00 a.m. June 10.
- Sonar Techs Train Hard During SEASWITI 10-3 Navy NewsStand 10 Jun 2010 -- Sonar technicians aboard USS Mahan (DDG 72) have been training hard during the multi-ship Southeast Anti-Submarine Warfare Integration Training Initiative (SEASWITI) exercise 10-3 held June 4-9 off the eastern coast of Florida.
- Civil affairs meets with Cambodian district governor USMC News 10 Jun 2010 -- Representatives with III Marine Expeditionary Force Civil Affairs Detachment met with Gov. Mean Eanly, the district governor for Kampong Leaeng, May 20 to discuss issues within the district, the progress of Cambodia Interoperability Program 2010 and plans for future projects to help the community.
- Cambodian Interoperability Program ’10 ends on high note USMC News 10 Jun 2010 -- Sailors, Marines and Royal Cambodian Armed Forces members gathered outside the Kampong Chhnang Friendship Clinic for the Cambodian Interoperability Program 2010 closing ceremony, May 20.
- Naval Special Warfare Assists In Building Kenyan Special Boat Unit Navy NewsStand 10 Jun 2010 -- A brand new Kenyan naval unit reached a milestone March 26 when 27 members of the Kenyan Special Boat Unit (KSBU) graduated from the second of three joint combined exchange training (JCET) exercises facilitated by a U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC) team.
- U.S. Secretary of Navy visits service members at African Lion USMC News 10 Jun 2010 -- On his way home from a trip to Afghanistan, the Honorable Ray Mabus, 75th Secretary of the Navy, paid a visit June 5 to troops participating in exercise African Lion 2010 here.
- The Center for Army Lessons Learned publishes Operations Officer Handbook Army News 10 Jun 2010 -- The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas has just released CALL Publication No. 10-42: Operations Officer Handbook.
- Fort Bragg logistics assistance team prepares units before, after battle Army News 10 Jun 2010 -- The XVIII Airborne Corps logistics assistant team is available to help relieve the stress of cleaning up and organizing a unit's arms room, supply room or motor pool.
- Army continues clean-up efforts at APG site Army News 10 Jun 2010 -- Aberdeen Proving Ground's efforts to clean up a contaminated site at New O-Field will achieve the complicated task in an environmentally-friendly way.
- Reliant Star Exercise Brings Bases Together to Prepare for Disaster Navy NewsStand 10 Jun 2010 -- Reliant Star, a multi-base exercise designed to enhance communication and teamwork between emergency response services began June 9, and was echoed at two other installations in the European Area of Responsibility.
- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and FEMA/MERS Bothell Det Conduct Drill Navy NewsStand 10 Jun 2010 -- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, along with FEMA/Mobile Emergency Response Support Bothell Detachment conducted a readiness exercise at the NAS Whidbey Island Seaplane Base June 8-10.
- Flood Prompts Personal Readiness Lessons Navy NewsStand 10 Jun 2010 -- After 1,000-year flood affected Muillington, Tenn., May 1, Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Sailors have been re-thinking their personal readiness plans.
- Afghanistan, Missile Defense Top NATO Agenda AFPS 10 Jun 2010 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his NATO counterparts are meeting here today and tomorrow, with the training effort in Afghanistan and missile defense among the issues highlighting the talks.
- NATO defense ministers to discuss Afghanistan, missile defense RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2010 -- The situation in Afghanistan, NATO reforms and missile defense will be the main focus of discussions during a two-day meeting of NATO defense ministers, due to open in Brussels later on Thursday.
- NATO relies on partnership with Ukraine - Rasmussen RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2010 -- NATO relies on partnership with Ukraine, although the door for membership remains open, the NATO secretary general said on Thursday
- Russia to offset loss of Iran arms sales with Iraqi, Afghan deals RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2010 -- Russia could compensate for the halting of military cooperation with Iran with new arms contracts with Iraq and Afghanistan, a Russian military expert said on Thursday.
- Russia ready to boost military ties with Finland - minister RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2010 -- Russia is willing to expand joint military training with Finland, the defense minister said on Thursday.
- Russia prepares to rotate peacekeepers in Sudan RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2010 -- The Russian aviation group, operating in Sudan as part of an international peacekeeping operation, has begun preparations for its summer rotation, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday
- Russian strategic bombers complete record duration flight RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2010 -- Two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers have carried out a record-breaking 23-hour patrol with a planned flight range of 18,000 kilometers (over 11,000 miles), an Air Force spokesman said on Thursday
- Russian missile contract unaffected by Iran sanctions - ministry RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2010 -- The delivery of Russian S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Iran will not be affected by new UN sanctions against the Islamic Republic, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
- Russia Moves Ahead on Iranian Arms Contract VOA 10 Jun 2010 -- Russia's Foreign Ministry says a deal to deliver S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran is not affected by new U.N. sanctions against Tehran.
- No verification plans for UK’s nuclear warheads IRNA 10 Jun 2010 -- The UK government remains unwilling to allow independent verification of the country’s nuclear arsenal despite revealing the number of its warheads.
- S. Korean General Arrested for Leaking Battle Plans VOA 10 Jun 2010 -- South Korea says one of its generals is under arrest. News media report his detention is part of a widening spy investigation that has some officials thinking North Korea may have obtained part of a critical U.S.-South Korean battle plan.
- GLOBAL: "Much work left to do" on cluster munitions IRIN 10 Jun 2010 -- Great strides have been made in getting cluster munitions banned but there is still some way to go, said campaigners at a global conference on the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) that ended on 9 June in Santiago, Chile.
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, 06/10/10 The White House 10 Jun 2010
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 10 Jun 2010
- DoD News: Contracts for June 10, 2010
- Boeing P-8A Poseidon Completes 1st In-flight Test of Mission Systems Boeing 10 Jun 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] P-8A Poseidon aircraft T2 successfully completed the program's first mission systems test flight on June 8 in Seattle. T2 will be used to verify integrated mission systems performance during flights in Seattle and at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.
- Boeing Receives US Air Force Mission Planning Enterprise Contract-II Boeing 10 Jun 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has been awarded the U.S. Air Force's Mission Planning Enterprise Contract-II (MPEC-II) to provide software management, development, integration and services for mission planning systems.
- Oshkosh Defense to Showcase Vehicle Offerings for Wide Range of International Needs at Eurosatory 2010; SandCat Mine-Resistant Light Patrol Vehicle to Be Unveiled Oshkosh 10 Jun 2010 -- Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), designs, produces and supports a diverse line of international vehicles that are available to governments worldwide, and will showcase a sampling of these vehicles at Eurosatory 2010. Oshkosh will be unveiling the SandCat Mine-Protected Light Patrol Vehicle (M-LPV) as well as exhibiting its MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) 8x8 Load Handling System (LHS) and a variant of its Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) at the event, which will take place June 14-18 in Paris, France. Oshkosh is exhibiting at booth #G441 in Hall 6.
- IAI Presents JUMPER- Autonomous Artillery for the Ground Forces- at Eurosatory Israel Aerospace Industries 10 Jun 2010 -- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will unveil a series of effective and affordable weapon systems at this year's Eurosatory Symposium & Exhibition in Paris, June 14th-18th, 2010 (Booth E-700). These systems share the common vision of affordability and precision, transforming "statistical" artillery into precision weapons. IAI's vision of future weapon systems stresses the ability to create highly precise systems that enable the support fire elements to do their jobs faster, more accurately and with much less collateral damage.
- SAIC Awarded Contract to Support the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command SAIC 10 Jun 2010 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a contract by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems (SPAWAR) Command to provide services in support of SPAWAR's Common Afloat Local Area Network Infrastructure (CALI). The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a four year base period of performance, an optional four-year ordering period, and a total value of more than $502 million for SAIC, if the option is exercised. SAIC's work will be performed primarily in San Diego, Calif.
- Boeing to Demonstrate Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Cooperative Control Technologies for U.S. Air Force Boeing 10 Jun 2010 -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) has received a three-year, $9.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to further develop and demonstrate technologies that will enable multiple small unmanned aerial vehicles to coordinate with each other and a manned airborne control station to more safely and effectively carry out intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.
- Raytheon Space Sensor Tasked for First-Of-Its-Kind Military Use Raytheon 10 Jun 2010 -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) hyperspectral imaging sensor known as ARTEMIS is being prepared for a first-of-its-kind tactical military role by the Air Force Space Command.
- Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - 10 June 2010 United Nations 10 Jun 2010
- Press Conference on 2010 Global Peace Index - 10 June 2010 United Nations 10 Jun 2010
- Press Conference on Fourth Biennial Meeting on Small Arms, Light Weapons - 10 June 2010 United Nations 10 Jun 2010
- Press Conference by United Nations Police Adviser - 10 June 2010 United Nations 10 Jun 2010
- Press Conference by Contact Group on Piracy off Somali Coast - 10 June 2010 United Nations 10 Jun 2010
- US-S. Korea Accused of Reckless Campaign KCNA 10 Jun 2010 -- The United States brought up the case of warship sinking for discussion at the UN Security Council.
- As role of police grows in peace missions, UN wants more female officers in ranks UN News Centre 10 Jun 2010 -- The United Nations is stepping up its efforts to boost the number of female police officers serving in its peacekeeping missions around the world, highlighting that women can play a unique role in certain areas, including responding to sexual- and gender-based violence.
- UN tribunal jails two Bosnian Serbs for life over Srebrenica massacre UN News Centre 10 Jun 2010 -- A United Nations war crimes tribunal today handed out life terms in jail to two former top Bosnian Serb military officers after convicting them of genocide for their role in the 1995 massacre of nearly 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the UN safe haven of Srebrenica, the most notorious episode of the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s.
- Cyprus: UN official stresses need to maintain momentum in reunification talks UN News Centre 10 Jun 2010 -- With talks having resumed between the Greek Cypriot leader and the newly-elected Turkish Cypriot leader, a senior United Nations official today stressed the need to ensure that the negotiations aimed at reunifying the Mediterranean island continue to progress.
- Gaza Depends Upon Tunnel Economy VOA 10 Jun 2010 -- A new report finds the ongoing Israeli blockade is increasing the Gaza Strip's dependence on the so-called tunnel economy for basic supplies and income. But, the report by the International Labor Organization says the informal tunnel economy brings with it many hazards. The report is under discussion at the ILO's annual assembly.
- ANALYSIS: Mixed report card for ICC IRIN 10 Jun 2010 -- The International Criminal Court (ICC) is beginning to deliver justice to survivors of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, but the world has yet to fully commit to ending impunity for the gravest crimes, according to participants at a conference reviewing the court’s legal foundation.
- Final electoral list immediate priority for Côte d’Ivoire, says UN envoy UN News Centre 10 Jun 2010 -- The United Nations envoy in Côte d’Ivoire has urged a new impetus for the country’s electoral process and reunification efforts to overcome the ongoing political impasse and make progress towards the holding of the long-delayed presidential polls.
- 2 Bosnian Serbs Get Life Prison Terms for Srebrenica Massacre VOA 10 Jun 2010 -- A U.N. war crimes tribunal has convicted two Bosnian Serbs of genocide and sentenced them to life in prison for their roles in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of thousands of Muslim males.
- Iran Reacts With Anger, Threats to New UN Sanctions VOA 10 Jun 2010 -- Iran's top leaders mixed anger with threats, following Wednesday's United Nations Security Council vote imposing new sanctions on the Islamic Republic over its suspected nuclear program.
- China Denies Reversal Over Iran Sanctions VOA 10 Jun 2010 -- China says it has not changed its mind in backing new sanctions over Iran. A Foreign Ministry official says that Beijing's vote to punish Tehran over its nuclear program does not mean the door has been closed on negotiations.
- Iranian Opposition Leaders Cancel June 12 Rally VOA 10 Jun 2010 -- Iranian opposition leaders have called off a rally intended to mark the June 12 anniversary of last year's disputed presidential election.
- Turkey criticizes UN Security Council over Iran sanctions IRNA 10 Jun 2010 -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday lashed out at the UN Security Council over imposing new sanctions on Iran in connection with its nuclear program.
- Imposition of sanctions political attitude toward Iran's goodwill IRNA 10 Jun 2010 -- Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast on Thursday cited the imposition of new sanctions on Iran as West's political attitude toward Tehran’s goodwill.
- Spokesman condemns West's double standard approach IRNA 10 Jun 2010 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast on Thursday denounced the double-standard approach of the West, stressing that such an approach is not correct.
- Spokesman lauds stands of Turkey, Brazil, Lebanon on SC resolution IRNA 10 Jun 2010 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast on Thursday appreciated stands taken by Turkey, Brazil and Lebanon regarding the UN Security Council’s anti-Iran resolution.
- Ratifying new anti-Iran resolution Security Council’s historic mistake IRNA 10 Jun 2010 -- Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to UN said here Wednesday ratification of new UN anti-Iranian resolution was a historic mistake of Security Council.
- Iran receives Vienna Group’s response on fuel swap deal proposal IRNA 10 Jun 2010 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman said here Wednesday following announcement of Iran’s readiness for fuel swap Vienna Group members reflected their response to Iran’s envoy at IAEA through its chief Wednesday.
- President Ahmadinejad: These resolutions of no value for Iranian nation IRNA 10 Jun 2010 -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Wednesday these resolutions are of no value for the Iranian nation.
- Mottaki: Passing resolution a reactionary move IRNA 10 Jun 2010 -- Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said here Wednesday passing another UN Security Council resolution against Tehran was a reactionary move.
- Security Council ratified another anti-Iranian resolution IRNA 10 Jun 2010 -- UN Security Council reigned by World War’s winning big 5, despite strong opposition of its non permanent members ratified another anti-Iranian resolution here Wednesday.
- Reformists Cling To Islamic Republic Ideal As Khamenei Sounds The Death Knell RFE/RL 10 Jun 2010 -- Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini has been dead for more than two decades and the true nature of his beliefs are hotly disputed. But standing in Tehran's Imam Khomeini shrine, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had no doubts about his predecessor's revolutionary vision.
- Israel hails new sanctions against Iran, but wants more action RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2010 -- Israel on Thursday welcomed a UN Security Council resolution on new sanctions against Iran and called for further steps to halt the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
- Russia, Iran to continue cooperation despite new sanctions - lawmaker RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2010 -- New sanctions on Iran will not affect Russia's energy or military cooperation with the Islamic Republic, a senior Russian lawmaker said on Thursday.
- Iran May Revise Ties With IAEA VOA 10 Jun 2010 -- Iran says it is reviewing its relations with the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency after the U.N. Security Council imposed a fourth round of sanctions on Tehran because of its controversial nuclear program.
- Israel Lobbied China to Support New UN Sanctions on Iran VOA 10 Jun 2010 -- In the months leading up to the U.N. Security Council's vote imposing new sanctions on Iran, Israel had been working to convince China, one of the council's permanent members, to vote for the measure. Israel argued that Tehran's nuclear program poses a threat to the oil supplies that Beijing needs to fuel its economy.
- Iran Dismisses New UN Sanctions VOA 10 Jun 2010 -- Iran has dismissed new sanctions imposed by the U.N. Security Council to try to curb the country's controversial nuclear activities.
- N. Korea vows to punish guards who shot Chinese citizens RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2010 -- North Korea apologized for the shooting last week of Chinese nationals on its border with China and has promised to severely punish those responsible, Xinhua news agency said on Thursday
- China, North Korea Probe Fatal Border Shootings VOA 10 Jun 2010 -- China says its neighbor and close ally North Korea has expressed its grief following the fatal shooting of three Chinese nationals on the countries' border last week. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday both countries were investigating the case. The shootings have put further strain on the relationship between Beijing and Pyongyang following the sinking of a South Korean naval vessel by a North Korean submarine.
- South Korean rocket explodes shortly after take-off RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2010 -- A South Korean rocket, launched from the Naro space center, exploded two minutes after take-off, Yonhap news agency said.
- South Korea loses contact with KSLV-1 rocket RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2010 -- The terrestrial services of the South Korean space center lost contact with their KSLV-1 rocket eight minutes after its launch on Thursday, Yonhap news agency said
- Thousands ‘illegally’ searched under UK terror laws IRNA 10 Jun 2010 -- Anti-terror law has been used illegally to stop and search tens of thousands of people in Britain, Home Office figures revealed Thursday.
- Kyrgyzstan outlaws political police RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2010 -- Acting Kyrgyz Interior Minister Bolot Sher has signed a decree abolishing political police, the ministry press service said on Thursday
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