09 June 2011 Military News
- OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 09 Jun 2011 [PDF]
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 08 Jun 2011
- Dr Fox on progress in Libya UK MOD 09 Jun 2011
- Five NATO members refuse to back bombardment of Libya IRNA 09 Jun 2011 -- Five NATO members refuse to back the bombardment of Libya after US, UK and France launched more than 10,000 air sorties against infrastructure of Libya.
- NATO Vows to Help Libyan People for 'As Long as Possible' VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- NATO defense ministers have pledged to stay the course in their two-month air campaign against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
- NUS Costs for Libya Soaring, Report Finds VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- A memo obtained by the Financial Times says the U.S. military effort in Libya is costing hundreds of millions of dollars more than first estimated.
- Bataan Helps Prepare Longtime U.S. Partner for Mission Ahead NNS 09 Jun 2011 -- Sailors and Marines aboard USS Bataan embarked aboard FS Tonnerre June 7 to assist the crew of the French amphibious assault ship.
- U.S., Iraqi pilots conduct joint training Army News 09 Jun 2011 -- Two U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters flew in formation with two Iraqi Air Force helicopters May 18, 2011, during a joint medical evacuation training mission.
- Press Conference with Secretary Gates from Brussels, Belgium DoD 09 Jun 2011
- Force Detains Suspected Insurgents, Destroys Explosives AFPS 09 Jun 2011 -- A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained several people with suspected ties to the Taliban and destroyed explosives during an overnight security operation in Kandahar province.
- In Afghanistan, IMU-Taliban Alliance Chips Away At The Stone RFE/RL 09 Jun 2011 -- Northern Afghanistan, for years seen as a bedrock of stability amid the chaos of war, is being pushed further into turmoil with every kill and every capture.
- Gates Pleased with Progress on Afghanistan, NATO Reform AFPS 09 Jun 2011 -- NATO defense ministers made substantial progress on Afghanistan and in calling on the alliance’s members to take up more of the burden of operations against Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in Libya.
- Gates to NATO Allies: Do Not Rush Out of Afghanistan VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates urged NATO allies to not rush out of Afghanistan, even as the US prepares to start withdrawing its own troops next month.
- Gates Says No 'Rush For The Exits' In Afghanistan RFE/RL 09 Jun 2011 -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates says there will be "no rush for the exits" by the United States in Afghanistan.
- Defence Ministers reaffirm commitment to Afghanistan NATO 09 Jun 2011 -- The 48 NATO and ISAF Defence Ministers reaffirmed their long-term commitment to Afghanistan which remains NATO's top operational priority.
- NATO Chief Predicts Afghans Will Be In Control by 2014 VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says operations in Afghanistan remain a "key operational priority" for the alliance.
- Some Afghans Fear Early US Departure VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- As U.S. politicians review the American policy in Afghanistan in advance of an expected drawdown of troops next month, many Afghanis wonder about the future of international efforts in their country.
- US Afghan Aid Beset by Difficulties VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- A new Congressional study has criticized some U.S. aid efforts in Afghanistan as unfocused and wasteful.
- Mullen Praises Germany's Performance in Afghanistan AFPS 09 Jun 2011 -- Germany’s “truly exceptional performance” in Afghanistan’s Regional Command North has come at a cost to a country that is a key ally of the United States, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said.
- Obama Formally Nominates Allen for Afghanistan Post AFPS 09 Jun 2011 -- President Barack Obama has formally nominated Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John R. Allen to receive a fourth star and serve as the next commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan.
- Nine Killed In Attack On Afghan Wedding Party RFE/RL 09 Jun 2011 -- An official in Afghanistan says gunmen have killed nine people in an attack on a wedding party in eastern Afghanistan.
- Kazakh upper house rejects bill to send troops to Afghanistan RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2011 -- The upper house of the Kazakh parliament on Thursday rejected a bill to send troops to fight in the NATO mission in Afghanistan.
- Up To 20 Reported Killed In Militant Attack In Pakistan's Northwest RFE/RL 09 Jun 2011 -- Pakistani security officials say at least eight Pakistani soliders and 10 Taliban militants have been killed in fighting.
- 8 Pakistani Soldiers Killed in Firefight With Militants VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- More than 100 Taliban militants attacked a security checkpoint in Pakistan's South Waziristan region.
- Blast kills 4 peace committee members in Pakistan IRNA 09 Jun 2011 -- A bomb blast in a vehicle killed at least four members of the pro-government peace committee in northwest Pakistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Russia says European missiles talks 'not deadlocked' RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2011 -- Russia does not view the talks with NATO over the European missile defense shield as deadlocked.
- The Reset Hits a Pothole RFE/RL 09 Jun 2011 -- For a while now, well out of the limelight, Russia and NATO have been negotiating about how to cooperate on missile defense.
- Senate Panel Questions Leon Panetta VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has held a hearing on President Barack Obama's nominee to be the next U.S. Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta.
- Defeating al-Qaida Requires Continued Pressure, Panetta Says AFPS 09 Jun 2011 -- Panetta: Operation that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden “made clear to the world that we will do what we have to do”.
- Panetta Vows to Put National Security, Troops First AFPS 09 Jun 2011 -- Leon E. Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee that if he’s confirmed as the next defense secretary, his first and foremost mission will be to protect the US.
- US Defense Secretary Nominee Outlines War, Budget Priorities VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- U.S. defense secretary nominee Leon Panetta says his first task at the Pentagon will be to ensure the U.S. prevails in the conflicts it is engaged in.
- US Defense Secretary Nominee's Extensive Budget Background Could Prove Useful VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- Leon Panetta, nominated to become the next U.S. defense secretary, is a government official and former Democratic congressman with extensive budget experience.
- Policy Changes Consider Troops, Families, Official Says AFPS 09 Jun 2011 -- The Pentagon office for personnel and readiness and the programs it oversees will not be immune from Defense Department efficiency initiatives.
- USS George H.W. Bush Transits Strait of Gibraltar, Enters Mediterranean Sea NNS 09 Jun 2011 -- The USS George H.W. Bush transited the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Mediterranean Sea for the first time, June 5.
- The End of an Era: Army Garrison Leaves Mannheim vicinity after 66 years Army News 09 Jun 2011 -- Departure marks the end of the American military presence in the Mannheim vicinity where it has been a fixture since the end of World War II.
- Mannheim Deactivation Ceremony Army News 09 Jun 2011 -- The U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim cased its colors in a Relinquishment of Command and Deactivation Ceremony on Benjamin Franklin Village in Mannheim May 31.
- Russian Submarine Works with U.S. Sub Rescue System for First Time NNS 09 Jun 2011 -- A historic international milestone was achieved when the Russian submarine, SSK Alrosa, mated with a U.S. submarine rescue system.
- VP-45 Brings P-3C to Sea Breeze 2011 NNS 09 Jun 2011 -- Members of Patrol Squadron 45 in conjunction with members of the Ukrainian military held a small media availability with local Ukrainian media in Odessa, Ukraine, June 9.
- Fort Carson crews fight fires Army News 09 Jun 2011 -- Fire crews from battled two wild land fires at Fort Carson’s Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site.
- Offutt braces for flood with heavy preparations AFNS 09 Jun 2011 -- As the water level rises in the Missouri River, officials here are taking precautions to protect people, equipment and facilities.
- North Dakota Guardsmen walk levees looking for leaks Army News 09 Jun 2011 -- North Dakota National Guard personnel have now shifted their focus from filling sandbags to another important task, levee surveillance and patrol.
- ONR Engages International Partners at OCEANS 2011 NNS 09 Jun 2011 -- The Office of Naval Research's global department joined the international scientific community at OCEANS 11 IEEE Santander Conference, to exchange ideas and support student participation to develop future experts in marine technology.
- 2011 Current Strategy Forum Focuses on Energy, U.S. National Security NNS 09 Jun 2011 -- The 62nd annual Current Strategy Forum at the U.S. Naval War College explored the theme of "Energy and U.S. National Security: Vulnerability and Opportunity" during a two-day event.
- Multiple Contracts Awarded at Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island NNS 09 Jun 2011 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast awarded three contracts totaling $27.7 million June 3, for work to be done aboard Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island, Fla.
- Officials stand up Fort Bragg mission contracting center Army News 09 Jun 2011 -- The standup of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command’s Mission Contracting Center at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 5 marked the second of eight intermediate levels of command being established.
- USASAC completes move to new headquarters building Army News 09 Jun 2011 -- The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command headquarters personnel completed their move to the new USASAC headquarters building.
- Florida Guardsman becomes Army's first female Avenger Master Gunner Army News 09 Jun 2011 -- When Staff Sgt. Jessica Ray came into the 3-265th Air Defense Artillery, she followed closely behind the first females to come into the 14S MOS.
- Armenian Military 'Interested' In Acquiring Russian Rocket Artillery RFE/RL 09 Jun 2011 -- A senior Russian defense industry executive says Armenia wants to acquire Russian rocket artillery systems that have a firing range of up to 90 kilometers.
- Azerbaijani Officials Says Russia 'Should Pay More' For Radar RFE/RL 09 Jun 2011 -- A senior Azerbaijani official says his country wants Moscow to pay more for the use of a radar station that is part of Russia's warning system against attacks.
- China Rebuts CIA Director's Remarks, Accuses US of Trouble-Making VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- China's state media are accusing the United States of trying to provoke trouble between China and its Asian neighbors.
- Photos of possible 5th-gen fighter appear on Chinese websites RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2011 -- Photographs of an unknown Chinese fighter jet appeared on Internet forums, sparking speculation that the country has developed the world's second fifth-generation fighter.
- India successfully test-fires Prithvi-II Missile IRNA 09 Jun 2011 -- India on Thursday successfully test-fired its nuclear capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur.
- Indian Air Force inducts upgraded Antonov-32 airlift aircraft IRNA 09 Jun 2011 -- The Indian Air Force inducted four upgraded Antonov-32 aircraft, which underwent overhauling and technical life extension program in Ukraine.
- S. Korea Announces Joint Air Defense Drill KCNA 09 Jun 2011 -- The Joint Chiefs of Staff of south Korea announced on June 8 that it would stage a joint air defense drill in the sky above south Korea except Jeju Island.
- Ukraine to sell over 200 tanks worth $100 mln to Ethiopia RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2011 -- Ukrainian state company Ukrspetsexport signed a $100-million contract with the Ethiopian Defense Ministry on the delivery of over 200 T-72 tanks.
- Taiwan: Set rules for ex-generals if they visit mainland China CNA 09 Jun 2011 -- President Ma has asked the Mainland Affairs Council and other authorities to draft a "code of conduct" for retired generals.
- Retired general denies making controversial 'China's army' remark CNA 09 Jun 2011 -- A retired Taiwan general denied that he had made controversial remarks that had reportedly "saddened" President Ma.
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 6/9/2011 The White House 09 Jun 2011
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing, June 9, 2011 US Dept. of State 09 Jun 2011
- DoD News: Contracts for June 09, 2011
- Lockheed Martin Receives $58 Million Contract Award for Vehicle-Mounted And Portable Sensor Systems Lockheed Martin 09 Jun 2011 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] received a $58.6 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for new systems, equipment and support services associated with the Vehicle Optic Sensor Systems II (VOSS II) and Portable Rapid Deployment Surveillance Systems (PRDSS).
- Northrop Grumman Unveils New Lightweight Processor for Rotary-Wing Self Protection Systems Northrop Grumman 09 Jun 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the development and demonstration of a new aircraft self-protection system processor that is specifically designed to meet the rigors of the military rotary-wing environment.
- Oshkosh Defense to Supply New and Recapitalized Heavy Tactical Vehicles for U.S. Army Oshkosh 09 Jun 2011 -- Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will deliver more than 730 trucks from the U.S. Army's Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV), including new and recapitalized Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A4s and new Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) A1s, following orders from TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC).
- Northrop Grumman Space Program Completes Critical Review Northrop Grumman 09 Jun 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently completed a systems requirement review (SRR), the first of several important steps to design, build and deliver a new spacecraft bus to reduce costs to space operations. Under the Modular Space Vehicle (MSV) program, the successful SRR and future preliminary design reviews and system implementation is part of a contract with National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ames in support of the Department of Defense (DoD) Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) office at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
- Thales: Republic of China (Taiwan) arbitration Thales 09 Jun 2011 -- Thales (NYSE Euronext Paris : HO) has been notified of the decision of the Paris Court of Appeal on 9 June 2011, rejecting the petition filed by the company to set aside the award handed down on 3 May 2010 in the arbitration against the Republic of China (Taiwan), in relation to the procurement of six Lafayette-class frigates.
- General Dynamics Awarded $876 Million for U.S. Department of Homeland Security Headquarters Relocation General Dynamics 09 Jun 2011 -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a task order through the U.S. General Services Administration's Alliant Contract to support the relocation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's headquarters. The task order has a ceiling value of $876 million and duration of seven years if all options are exercised.
- Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 9 June 2011 United Nations 09 Jun 2011
- Rebels Aiming at Tripoli, Says Libyan Opposition Leader VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- The general secretary of Libya’s opposition TNC says rebels will soon launch an offensive to take over the capital Tripoli.
- As NATO Bombs Tripoli, World Powers Chart Libya Without Gadhafi VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- NATO has launched more airstrikes near the residence of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
- White House: Gadhafi Government's Days Are Numbered VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- Officials in U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration say they are confident that U.S. and NATO actions in Libya will bring the end of Moammar Gadhafi’s rule.
- Senegal's President, in Libya, Urges Gadhafi to Quit VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- Senegal's president has called on embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to step down, saying "the sooner you leave, the better."
- UN Accuses Libyan Forces of War Crimes VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- Special UN investigators accuse government forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.
- ICC: Qaddafi Employing Rape Against Enemies RFE/RL 09 Jun 2011 -- The chief prosecutor of the ICC says his investigators have obtained evidence suggesting that Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi ordered mass rapes.
- China Plays Mediator to Libya's Fighting Factions VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- Libyan opposition forces trying to oust Moammar Gadhafi from his four decades in power are heading to China to seek support.
- Moscow ready to use 'practical measures' for resolving Libya crisis RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2011 -- FM spokesman Lukashevich: Russia is ready to use practical measures to help resolve the political conflict in Libya.
- Ban calls for continued aid to Libyan civilians as crisis continues UN News Centre 09 Jun 2011 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for continued international efforts to help the Libyan people.
- Allies Discuss Post-Qaddafi Libya, Pledge $1.3 Billion To Rebels RFE/RL 09 Jun 2011 -- Libyan rebels have gained pledges of more than $1.3 billion in aid, as Western and Arab nations met in Abu Dhabi to focus on plans for a post-Muammar Qaddafi Libya.
- Libya Contact Group Discusses Funding for Rebels VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- Representatives from nations backing military action in Libya began talks in Abu Dhabi Thursday to discuss ways to help the country’s opposition.
- Libya Rebels Win Aid Pledges RFE/RL 09 Jun 2011 -- Libyan rebels have received pledges of more than $500 million in aid at a meeting of Western and Arab nations in Abu Dhabi to focus on plans for a post-Muammar Qaddafi Libya.
- With President Absent, Yemen Battles Islamist Militants VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- Yemeni officials say government forces have killed 12 people suspected of links to al-Qaida as they battle to regain territory lost to Islamist militants in the south of the country.
- In Saleh's Absence, Yemen, US Step Up al-Qaida Fight VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- Yemen authorities said government troops have killed at least suspected 10 al-Qaida members in a troubled southern region.
- U.S. Said To Have Stepped Up Covert Strikes Targeting Militants In Yemen RFE/RL 09 Jun 2011 -- "The New York Times" says the United States has intensified air strikes on suspected Islamic militants in Yemen.
- YEMEN: The human cost of the conflict IRIN 09 Jun 2011 -- Political violence has displaced thousands in Yemen, while a three-fold increase in the cost of food and water, combined with fuel shortages, is straining the ability of families to cope.
- Russia may take extra measures for safety of Russians in Yemen RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2011 -- Russia may take additional measures to ensure the safety of Russian nationals in Yemen.
- Tensions high after days of fighting in Sudanese state - UN UN News Centre 09 Jun 2011 -- The situation in the Sudanese state of Southern Kordofan remained tense after several days of fighting.
- SUDAN: Uncertainty, fear among Southerners in the North IRIN 09 Jun 2011 -- A month from now, millions of people in Southern Sudan will celebrate their first day of independence.
- Israeli demolitions displace record number of Palestinian children, UN agency says UN News Centre 09 Jun 2011 -- The UN agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees reported that Israeli home demolitions displaced 67 Palestinian children in May.
- Iran, Indonesia to send delegations to Gaza Strip IRNA 09 Jun 2011 -- Visiting Speaker of Iran’s Majlis Ali Larijani and his Indonesian counterpart Marzuki Alie agreed to send parliamentarin delegations to Gaza Strip to help break the Israeli seige.
- N. Korea Threatens to Release Recordings of Secret Talks With South VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- North Korea is threatening to disclose recordings of a secret meeting with ROK to prove Seoul called for summit talks.
- KCNA on Summit Talks with ROK KCNA 09 Jun 2011 -- An official announcement that the "true intention" reflected in Lee's "Berlin proposal" was conveyed to the DPRK side at a secret contact.
- Somalia: UN envoy welcomes deal ending political stalemate UN News Centre 09 Jun 2011 -- The UN envoy for Somalia welcomed the agreement reached to extend the terms of the country’s President and the Speaker of Parliament for another year.
- Somali President, PM Agree on Elections, Mandate Extension VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- Somalia's feuding president and speaker of parliament have signed an agreement to hold elections and move their long-troubled country out of the transitional phase of government.
- DR Congo: UN envoy tells Security Council of improving security, remaining threats UN News Centre 09 Jun 2011 -- The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC told the Security Council today that there have been significant improvements.
- Fighting Continues in Congo's Endless War VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- The Second Congo War, the world's deadliest since World War II, began in the 1990s when civil war and genocide spilled out of Rwanda and into the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Russia urges UN against adopting Georgia-backed refugee resolution RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2011 -- Russia is urging the UN against approving a Georgian-backed draft UN resolution recognizing the rights of refugees from Georgia's breakaway regions to return to their homes.
- Ethiopia Jails 14 Over AU Bomb Plot VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- An Ethiopian court sentenced 14 people to prison Wednesday for plotting to bomb an African Union summit in January.
- Croatia Charges Former Official With War Crimes RFE/RL 09 Jun 2011 -- Croatia has indicted a former senior interior ministry official, charging him with war crimes against Serb civilians at the beginning of the country's independence war in the early 1990s.
- President of UN-backed war crimes court in Sierra Leone re-elected UN News Centre 09 Jun 2011 -- Justice Jon M. Kamanda of Sierra Leone has been re-elected as Presiding Judge of the Appeals Chamber of the UN-backed war crimes tribunal set up to deal with crimes committed during the civil war in that West African nation.
- Secretary Clinton Press Availability in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates US Dept. of State 09 Jun 2011
- Syrian Military Operation Begins In Restive Town RFE/RL 09 Jun 2011 -- Syrian state television says the country's military has launched an operation to "liberate" a restive northwestern town near the Turkish border.
- Clinton Says Assad Can't 'Reverse' Changes RFE/RL 09 Jun 2011 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to refrain from violence.
- UN rights chief urges Syria to end assault on its people UN News Centre 09 Jun 2011 -- The UN human rights chief condemned the ongoing violent crackdown by Syrian authorities.
- UN Official Accuses Syria of Bludgeoning Its People VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- The top U.N. human rights official is accusing Syria of trying to "bludgeon its population into submission" with its crackdown.
- UN Rights Chief Urges Syria To End Assault On Population RFE/RL 09 Jun 2011 -- The UN human rights chief has called on the Syrian regime to halt its "assault on its own people."
- Syrian army prepares to retaliate for security personnel massacre RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2011 -- Thousands of Syrian troops and columns of tanks are moving toward the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughour preparing to storm it.
- UN vote on Syria resolution to be tense, Russia is against RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2011 -- The vote on the UN Security Council resolution on Syria is expected to be tense, although Russia has made clear it is against any resolution.
- Moscow urges global community to give Syria time for reform RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2011 -- Russian FM spokesman Lukashevich: The international community should give the Syrian authorities time for reforms.
- Russia opposes any UN resolution on Syria - Foreign Ministry RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2011 -- FM spokesman Lukashevich : Russia is against any UN resolution on Syria as the situation in the country is not threatening to global security.
- Increasing Number of Syrians Flee to Turkey VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- Hundreds of Syrian refugees have crossed into Turkey to escape the latest upsurge of unrest in Syria.
- Fearful Syrians Continue Pressing Into Turkey VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- Turkish government: Number of Syrians who have crossed into Turkey amid fears of government retaliation has risen to at least 1,600.
- More than 1,600 Syrian refugees flee to Turkey in days RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2011 -- Some 1,650 refugees arrived in Turkey from Syria over the past two days, including about 1,000 who crossed the border over the past 24 hours.
- Secretary Clinton on Holding Iranian Human Rights Abusers Accountable US Dept. of State 09 Jun 2011
- US Imposes Sanctions on Iran's Police Chief, Government Entities VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- Two years ago this month, Iranian authorities violently cracked down on protests in the wake of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's disputed re-election victory.
- U.S. Announces New Sanctions Against Iran RFE/RL 09 Jun 2011 -- The US has announced sanctions against three Iranian groups and one person over human rights abuses in Iran since the country's disputed 2009 presidential election.
- Presidential Memorandum - Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related to Libya and Cote d'Ivoire The White House 09 Jun 2011
- UNSC extends mandate of watchdog panel on Iranian sanctions UN News Centre 09 Jun 2011 -- The Security Council extended the mandate of a panel of experts established to monitor and enforce sanctions against Iran.
- World Powers Fear Iran's Plan to Expand Nuclear Capability VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- World powers expressed concern about Iran’s nuclear intentions after the country said it plans to triple its output of higher-grade uranium.
- World Powers Voice Concern Over Iran's Nuclear Program RFE/RL 09 Jun 2011 -- World powers have said they are deeply concerned about the motivations behind Iran's nuclear program.
- Soltanieh says Iran will not backdown on legitimate NPT rights IRNA 09 Jun 2011 -- Iranian Ambassador to IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh: Iran will never backdown on legitimate rights enshrined by Non-Proliferation Treaty.
- Iran informs IAEA of transferring enrichment process to Fordo IRNA 09 Jun 2011 -- Iran has informed the UN nuclear watchdog of transferring enrichment process from its nuclear site in Natanz to Fordo site.
- Iran denies French claim on further enrichment ISNA 09 Jun 2011 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Salehi dismissed French claim that Iran is enriching uranium beyond the level of 20 percent.
- Statement by the Press Secretary on the IAEA Board of Governors Resolution on Syria The White House 09 Jun 2011
- Secretary Clinton on IAEA Resolution on Syria US Dept. of State 09 Jun 2011
- Reports: IAEA Board To Send Syria Before UN Security Council RFE/RL 09 Jun 2011 -- Reports say the International Atomic Energy Agency board of governors has decided to bring Syria before the UNSC.
- IAEA Will Seek Transparency on Fukushima Accident VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- Draft statement from the UN nuclear agency calls on Japan to provide a "more transparent" report on the crisis at its Fukushima nuclear plant.
- SADC Holds Crucial Regional Summit on Zimbabwe VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- Expectations are high among Zimbabweans ahead of a regional summit that many hope will result in a roadmap to free and fair elections.
- South African President Zuma Focused on Zimbabwe Tensions Ahead of Summit VOA 09 Jun 2011 -- South African President Jacob Zuma has taken up the latest escalation of tensions in the Zimbabwean national unity government with a Southern African Development Community summit.
- Kyrgyzstan tightens security in southwest RIA Novosti 09 Jun 2011 -- Kyrgyztan's authorities have increased security in the southwest of the country to prevent a repeat of a deadly ethnic conflict that broke out in the region last year.
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