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12 September 2009 Military News

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  • US Envoy Mitchell Heads to Mideast on Peace Mission VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- U.S. President Barack Obama's point man in the Middle East is heading to the region for a new peace mission.
  • UN Accuses Congo of Possible War Crimes VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- The United Nation's Human Rights chief, Navi Pillay, condemns human rights abuses in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and says government forces and rebel groups are possibly guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

News Reports

  • Iran ready for nuclear talks with West RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2009 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Saturday that negotiations with the West on Iran's nuclear program are a "possibility", with account for Tehran's recent proposals of international discussions on security issues, Israel's Haaretz daily reported.
  • US Aims to Focus on Nuclear Issue in Iran Talks VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- The United States says it plans to focus on Iran's nuclear program in upcoming talks with Tehran, despite Iran's refusal to discuss the subject.
  • U.S. says ready for bilateral talks with North Korea RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2009 -- The U.S. Department of State has voiced its readiness to begin bilateral talks with North Korea in order to bring the reclusive communist state back to nuclear negotiations within the six-party format.
  • Space Shuttle Discovery Lands in California VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- The U.S. space shuttle Discovery has successfully landed at its backup site in California after bad weather prevented its return to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • Burma's Veteran Opposition Leader Detained for Questioning VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- Authorities in Burma interrogated veteran opposition leader U Win Tin Saturday, days after he published an article criticizing Burma's military leaders and the election scheduled for next year.
  • US Revokes Visa for Interim President of Honduras VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- The interim president of Honduras says the United States has revoked his visa in an attempt to help restore ousted President Manuel Zelaya.
  • EU-Mugabe Meeting Fails to Resolve Sanctions Issue VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- President Robert Mugabe has met with a European Union delegation, the first such meeting since 2002 when the EU imposed sanctions on Mr. Mugabe and senior individuals in his party and government for alleged human rights abuses. The parties failed to agree on the lifting of sanctions as demanded by the Zimbabwean government.
  • Turkmenistan Grabs Energy Spotlight As Caspian Leaders Gather RFE/RL 12 Sep 2009 -- The presidents of Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkmenistan, and host Kazakhstan are continuing two days of informal talks in hopes of moving forward on the eventual allocation of the Caspian Sea's rich oil and gas resources



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