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08 September 2009 Military News

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  • Three British Muslims Convicted In Biggest Al-Qaeda Plot Since 9/11 RFE/RL 08 Sep 2009 -- A British court has found three British Muslims guilty of plotting to murder thousands of people with attacks against at least seven airliners flying from Britain to North America
  • Colonel Gaddafi's son denies Lockerbie bomber is close to death RIA Novosti 08 Sep 2009 -- The son of Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi has denied media reports that the man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing is on his deathbed, a London-based Arab newspaper said.
  • Gates Labels Iran as Problem for Middle East, World AFPS 08 Sep 2009 -- Iran is a problem not just for the United States, but for the greater Middle East and the world, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the Arabic television network Al-Jazeera in an interview being broadcast this week.
  • Iran Closes Office of Defeated Presidential Candidate VOA 08 Sep 2009 -- Iran's judiciary has shut down the office of defeated presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi. The pro-reform cleric came in fourth place in the disputed June presidential election. But post-election he angered conservative hardliners over controversial claims that opposition protesters were abused and raped while detained in Iranian prisons.
  • Karrubi's Son Says Tehran Raid An Attempt To Intimidate RFE/RL 08 Sep 2009 -- The son of reformist Iranian cleric and former presidential candidate Mehdi Karrubi, whose Tehran office was closed on September 8 by authorities, says that the move is an attempt to pressure his father into not reporting abuse of postelection detainees, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports
  • Moscow backs IAEA chief on Iranian nuclear program RIA Novosti 08 Sep 2009 -- The Russian foreign minister on Tuesday dismissed accusations that the director of the UN nuclear watchdog was holding back information on Iran's nuclear issue.
  • Gates: Arab World Should Unite to Counter Iran Threat VOA 08 Sep 2009 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says American allies in the Arab world should strengthen their military capabilities to deter Iran from seeking nuclear weapons.
  • US Sanctions Two More North Korean Entities VOA 08 Sep 2009 -- The United States Tuesday imposed sanctions against two North Korean entities said to be involved in that country's missile and nuclear programs. The action came as the U.S. envoy for North Korean policy completed a round of talks in Asia on ways to get Pyongyang to return to nuclear negotiations.
  • U.S. envoy says no alternative to six-party talks on N. Korea RIA Novosti 08 Sep 2009 -- Washington may consider bilateral talks with N. Korea in the future, but not as a substitute for six-party talks on the country's nuclear disarmament, the U.S. special envoy on North Korea said on Tuesday.
  • Author Of Censored Putin Article: U.S. Publisher 'Was Worried' RFE/RL 08 Sep 2009 -- Scott Anderson is an American freelance journalist and author who has covered several wars and written extensively for publications like "The New York Times Magazine" and "Vanity Fair." Recently, for "GQ" magazine, he looked into the apartment bombings in Russia in 1999 that killed hundreds of people
  • How Obama's Russia Reset Is Playing On The Ground In Europe RFE/RL 08 Sep 2009 -- The official "reset" of relations between the United States and Russia took place in July
  • Fears Rise Obama's Russia 'Reset' May Run Aground In Former Soviet Bloc RFE/RL 08 Sep 2009
  • European Split On Russia Threatens U.S. Policy RFE/RL 08 Sep 2009
  • No suspicious cargo on board Arctic Sea - Russian investigators RIA Novosti 08 Sep 2009 -- Russian investigators said on Tuesday they had searched the Arctic Sea vessel and found only lumber registered in the ship's cargo log.
  • Russia denies rumors of S-300 shipment on board Arctic Sea ship RIA Novosti 08 Sep 2009 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed on Tuesday media speculation that the Arctic Sea cargo ship, recently hijacked in the Atlantic, was carrying missiles for S-300 air defense systems.
  • Russian FM: No Missiles on Arctic Sea VOA 08 Sep 2009 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has rejected speculation that a freighter, hijacked in the Arctic Sea in July, might have carried sophisticated Russian aircraft missiles bound for Iran.
  • Two Norwegians Sentenced to Death in DR Congo VOA 08 Sep 2009 -- A Congolese military court has sentenced two Norwegian men to death after finding them guilty on charges of murder and espionage.
  • On inauguration of new president, Ban pledges support for peace in Guinea-Bissau UN News Centre 08 Sep 2009 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today used the inauguration of a newly elected president in Guinea-Bissau to pledge United Nations support to enhance peace and development in a country that has been plagued by grinding poverty and periodic bouts of civil war, coups, assassinations, and drug trafficking.
  • Delay in forming Lebanese government sparks concern from UN envoy UN News Centre 08 Sep 2009 -- The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon today voiced his concern that no agreement has been reached on the formation of a government, more than 10 weeks after the designation of Saad Hariri as Prime Minister-designate.
  • Southern African Leaders Conclude Summit, Urge Lifting of Zimbabwe Sanctions VOA 08 Sep 2009 -- Leaders of the Southern African Development Community on Tuesday concluded a two-day summit in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, among other resolutions urging the West to lift economic and travel sanctions targeting President Robert Mugabe and other members of the former government of his long-ruling ZANU-PF party.
  • South Sudan Reacts Angrily to Report of Possible Oil Fraud by North VOA 08 Sep 2009 -- A senior leader of South Sudan's ruling party says its suspicions of foul play on the part of the North have been confirmed by a new report that finds discrepancies in the oil figures reported by Khartoum. Oil revenue sharing is a crucial component of the North-South peace agreement signed in 2005 and accounts for nearly all of the South's income.
  • Thales Alenia Space to provide the cargo carrier module of the second ATV Thales 08 Sep 2009 -- The Kepler module, like its precursor Jules Verne, represents Europe’s key role in the International Space Station’s (ISS) logistics and operations.
  • Thales Alenia Space to build the ARSAT-1 payload Thales 08 Sep 2009 -- Thales Alenia Space announced today that it has signed a contract with Argentina’s ARSAT to supply the payload for the ARSAT-1 satellite, as part of the SSGAT (Sistema Satelital Geoestacionario Argentino de Telecomunicaciones) program to manufacture the first Argentine geostationary telecom satellite. INVAP, the Rio Negro Province high tech powerhouse located in San Carlos de Bariloche, already involved in the manufacturing of Observation satellites, was selected by ARSAT as prime contractor of ARSAT-1 and will integrate the Thales Alenia Space payload with the platform they are currently developing.



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