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17 December 2012 Military News

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  • Iran seeking sustainable security in Persian Gulf, IRGC commander IRNA 17 Dec 2012 -- Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Commander Rear-Admiral Ali Fadavi said Monday that Iran is pursuing establishment of sustainable security in the Persian Gulf region.
  • Safavi: Iran using its PG islands as defense bases IRNA 17 Dec 2012 -- Supreme Leader's Senior Advisor Brigadier General Yahya Rahim Safavi said Iran uses its Persian Gulf islands overlooking the Hormuz Strait as territorial defense bases.
  • FM spokesman: Accusing Iranian nationals, part of west's anti-Iran scenario IRNA 17 Dec 2012 -- Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says leveling accusations against Iranian nationals is part of the West's anti-Iran scenario.
  • Iran issues indictments against 18 American officials IRNA 17 Dec 2012 -- Judiciary spokesman Hojjatoleslam Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei said on Monday that Iran's Judiciary has issued indictments for 18 American officials on charges of involvement in many crimes against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  • Japan Conservatives Regain Power in Landslide Election RIA Novosti 17 Dec 2012 -- Japan's conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its traditional partner New Komeito party won 325 seats in the 480-seat lower house of parliament during elections on Sunday securing an impressive return to power after three years in opposition.
  • China Keeps Close Eye on Japan Politics VOA 17 Dec 2012 -- China says it is highly concerned about the direction of Sino-Japanese relations following Sunday's elections in Japan, which will bring a conservative government to power. Relations between the two countries have been strained in recent months over an island dispute in the East China Sea.
  • NASA to Intentionally Crash Twin Probes into Moon RIA Novosti 17 Dec 2012 -- Two NASA moon probes, designed to help scientists learn more about the internal structure and composition of the moon, will be intentionally crashed into a mountain near the moon's North Pole on Monday, the United States space agency said.
  • NASA's Twin Probes Crash Into Moon VOA 17 Dec 2012 -- The U.S. space agency NASA says the twin spacecraft of its lunar-mapping mission have completed their assignment and have been deliberately crashed into the rim of a moon crater.
  • MALAWI-ANGOLA: Some facts on food crises and response IRIN 17 Dec 2012 -- Prolonged dry spells have driven almost four million people to food insecurity in Malawi and oil-rich Angola, in Southern Africa. Humanitarian aid agencies have been trying to shine a spotlight on crises in the region, even as the situations in Syria and the Sahel continue to dominate headlines.



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