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14 March 2012 Military News

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  • Chinese premier warns of possible recurrence of Cultural Revolution CNA 14 Mar 2012 -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao warned Wednesday that social problems in China, if left unresolved, could lead to another tragic Cultural Revolution.
  • Chinese Premier Calls for Political Reform RIA Novosti 14 Mar 2012 -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Wednesday that China needs structural political reform to tackle income disparity, corruption and lack of credibility, Xinhua reported.
  • Chinese Premier Acknowledges Need for Political Reforms VOA 14 Mar 2012 -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says political reform is essential if the country is to continue with economic reform. He made his comments Wednesday, the final day of the annual session of China's legislature, the National People's Congress.
  • Window Closing for Iran to Act, Obama, Cameron Say AFPS 14 Mar 2012 -- Sanctions and diplomatic pressure against Iran are working and need more time, but the window for Iran to act is closing, British and American leaders said here today.
  • Jalili in letter to Ashton calls for setting venue, time of talks IRNA 14 Mar 2012 -- Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili said in a letter forwarded to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Wednesday that Iran welcomes political will of Group 5+1 to return to negotiating table.
  • Supreme Leader appoints new EC members IRNA 14 Mar 2012 -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in a decree on Wednesday appointed the new members of the EC for the next five years.
  • Iran's Parliament Grills Ahmadinejad RIA Novosti 14 Mar 2012 -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appeared before his nation's parliament on Wednesday for an unprecedented inquiry into his economic and political management, the country's state news agency IRNA said.
  • April Talks Last Chance for Iran to Avoid U.S. Attack - Hillary Clinton RIA Novosti 14 Mar 2012 -- The United States has warned that the six-nation negotiations on Iran's nuclear program in April would be the last chance for Tehran to prevent a U.S. attack, the Kommersant daily said on Wednesday.
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad Defends Record in Parliament Query VOA 14 Mar 2012 -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has defended his record in office during an interrogation by lawmakers who accuse him of economic mismanagement and defying Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
  • Azerbaijan Arrests 22 For Allegedly Plotting U.S., Israeli Attacks RFE/RL 14 Mar 2012 -- Azerbaijans Ministry of National Security has announced the arrests of 22 people on suspicion of plotting attacks on the U.S. and Israeli embassies in Baku.
  • Azerbaijan Detains 22 'Iran Spies' RIA Novosti 14 Mar 2012 -- Azerbaijan's National Security Ministry has detained 22 people accused of spying for Iran and other crimes, the ministry said on Wednesday.
  • Ukraine's Tymoshenko May Face High Treason Charges RIA Novosti 14 Mar 2012 -- Ukrainian ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko may see her prison term extended to up to 15 years if an investigation proves that she committed high treason by pushing through a 2009 gas deal with Russia, Ukrainian media reported on Wednesday.
  • Taiwan to weigh Chinese premier's wish to visit CNA 14 Mar 2012 -- The Taiwan government will carefully consider whether to issue a permit to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, who has expressed an interest in visiting Taiwan after he retires, a senior official said Wednesday.
  • India to launch home-built RISAT-1 next month IRNA 14 Mar 2012 -- India is expected to launch next month an indigenously designed and developed satellite that has the unique capability of imaging during day and night and in all weather conditions.



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