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13 December 2009 Military News

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  • Iran's Supreme Leader Lashes Out at Opposition and Threatens Action VOA 13 Dec 2009 -- As the Iranian government wages a media campaign against the opposition for allegedly burning a poster of Islamic Republic founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has raised the gauntlet against movement leaders Mirhossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi. Calling them "former brothers," Khamenei warns them to dissociate themselves with the picture burners.
  • Supreme Leader denounces insult to Imam Khomeini IRNA 13 Dec 2009 -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that certain individuals, through law-breaking attitudes, tried to encourage people to act against the Islamic Republic system.
  • Speaker condemns insult to Imam Khomeini IRNA 13 Dec 2009 -- Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani here on Sunday condemned the insult to the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the late Imam Khomeini.
  • Iran's Supreme Leader Issues Stern Warning to Protesters VOA 13 Dec 2009 -- Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday the opposition's relentless protests were disrespectful. State television had broadcast footage of what it said were opposition supporters destroying photos of both Ayatollah Khamenei and the Islamic Republic's founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, during massive anti-government protests on December 7.
  • Iraqi Official: 13 Arrested in Connection to Baghdad Bombings VOA 13 Dec 2009 -- Sunday's announcement of the arrests came as lawmakers again questioned officials about security lapses in the capital, where there have been three massive attacks since the beginning of August.
  • Man Attacks Italian PM, Breaks Nose and Teeth VOA 13 Dec 2009 -- Police in Italy say a man with a history of mental problems hit Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in the face with a statue Sunday.
  • Georgia reports first lethal case of swine flu RIA Novosti 13 Dec 2009 -- A 27-year-old man died in a Georgian hospital after he was diagnosed with A/H1N1 virus, becoming the first citizen of the former Soviet state to die of swine flu, the health minister said.
  • Guinea Mediation Resumes VOA 13 Dec 2009 -- Sunday's talks in the Burkinabe capital Ouagadougou have been in doubt since Guinea's military leader was shot ten days ago.



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