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09 September 2009 Military News

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  • Iran Presents New Nuclear Proposal VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- Iran's foreign minister has turned in his country's new nuclear program proposal to the U.N. Security Council's leading nations.
  • US Promises Serious, Careful Examination of Iranian Proposal VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- The United States said Wednesday it will carefully and seriously consider an Iranian proposal for new talks with world powers on its controversial nuclear program.
  • Iran's Mousavi Urges Supporters Not to be Provoked VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- Defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi has urged his supporters not to be provoked, hours after the arrest of one of his senior aides.
  • US Envoy Expresses Concern Over Iran's Nuclear Program VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- The United States said Wednesday that Iran could be close to having enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear bomb - if it hadn't already reached that point.
  • Fresh Arrests, Raids Further Squeeze Iran Opposition RFE/RL 09 Sep 2009 -- Iranian authorities have increased pressure on the leaders of the opposition movement, presidential aspirants Mir Hossein Musavi and Mehdi Karrubi, by arresting two close advisers
  • Iran Delivers Nuclear Proposals to World Powers VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- Iran's foreign minister has handed over a new package of proposals related to its controversial nuclear program to representatives of six world powers.
  • Report: Iranian Opposition Aide Arrested VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- An Iranian reformist Web site reported Wednesday that authorities have arrested an opposition official who was investigating the abuse of protesters in post-election unrest.
  • South Korean Official Questions North's Motives After Flood VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- South Korea remains dissatisfied with Pyongyang's explanation of a deadly flood that resulted from a dam opening in North Korean territory. Seoul's chief official on North Korean policy is beginning to question publicly Pyongyang's motives.
  • Japan's Incoming Leaders Agree to Form Coalition VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- Japan's newly elected ruling party has struck a deal with two smaller parties on key policies to form a coalition government.
  • Russian police foil terror attacks on Moscow - newspaper RIA Novosti 09 Sep 2009 -- Russian law-enforcement agencies have prevented two terrorist attacks in Moscow in the past week, a leading Russian daily reported on Wednesday.
  • Ten Years On, Troubling Questions Linger Over Russian Apartment Bombings RFE/RL 09 Sep 2009 -- Most of the residents of an apartment block in southeast Moscow were asleep when an explosion on the ground floor tore through the front of their building shortly after midnight, 10 years ago today
  • Russia Becomes World's Top Oil Producer RFE/RL 09 Sep 2009 -- Russia is once again the world's leading oil exporter, a spot it has occupied several times since 2002.
  • NASA Releases New Images of Deep Space VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- NASA says astronomy is forever changed, thanks to new state-of-the-art equipment aboard the Hubble Space Telescope. The space agency unveiled detailed new images of galaxies far and near on September 9. It said the major upgrade to the telescope in May was a complete success.
  • Discovery shuttle undocks the ISS RIA Novosti 09 Sep 2009 -- The U.S. shuttle Discovery with seven crew members onboard has undocked the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said on Wednesday.
  • U.S. launches Atlas carrier rocket powered by Russian engine RIA Novosti 09 Sep 2009 -- The United States has successfully launched an Atlas 5 heavy carrier rocket with a satellite built under a commercial arrangement with the U.S. government.
  • UN Envoy Clinton Says Haiti at Turning Point VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton says that the Caribbean nation of Haiti is well positioned to pull itself out of the grinding poverty that has ranked it as the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere and create a bright future for its citizens. Mr. Clinton made the remarks Wednesday during his first appearance before the U.N. Security Council in his new capacity as the U.N. Special Envoy for Haiti.
  • Report says 'Vicious Cycle' Between EU and Ankara Impedes Turkey's EU Accession VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- It has been 50 years since Turkey was asked to join the European community.
  • Arab League Ministers Meet in Cairo VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- Arab League members are in Cairo for ministerial-level meetings expected to focus on tensions between Iraq and Syria, among other issues.
  • Late Philippines President Aquino's Son to Run for Presidency VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- The son of deceased former Philippine President Corazon Aquino has declared his candidacy for president in next year's polls.
  • SADC, Opposition Rejects New Madagascar Government VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- Southern African leaders have rejected a transitional government announced by Madagascar's self-proclaimed leader Andry Rajoelina. They were joined by three former Malagasy presidents who said the new government is illegal.
  • Guinea Military Lifts Broadcasting Ban VOA 09 Sep 2009 -- Guinea's military government has lifted a ban on political radio and television programing. The country is preparing for elections early next year.
  • Former Armenian Security Chief Dies RFE/RL 09 Sep 2009 -- A former high-ranking security official who was close to former President Robert Kocharian and who was accused of playing a major role in the violent 2008 crackdown on the Armenian opposition has died, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports
  • Palapa-D communications satellite now in geostationary orbit Thales 09 Sep 2009 -- Thales Alenia Space and Indosat announced today that the Launch Early Operation Phase (LEOP) has been successfully completed and the Palapa-D communications satellite is now in the nominal geostationary orbit (GEO). The solar panels and antennas have been deployed, and the payload in-orbit testing (IOT) phase is ready to start.



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