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19 February 2013 Military News

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  • Moscow Against North Korea Trade Sanctions RIA Novosti 19 Feb 2013 -- Moscow will not support trade sanctions against North Korea but is ready to support additional UN Security Council sanctions aimed at Pyongyang's controversial nuclear program, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Tuesday.
  • Mehmanparast: Iran, G5+1 should take identical measures IRNA 19 Feb 2013 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said on Tuesday that in the upcoming meeting between Iran and G 5+1 in Kazakhstan the two sides should take identical measures.
  • Mehmanparast: Iran-5+1 upcoming talks good chance for trustbuilding by US IRNA 19 Feb 2013 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said the upcoming talks between Iran and the 5+1 is a proper chance for the US for trustbuilding.
  • Leader's remarks on nuclear weapons, US talks Iran Press TV 19 Feb 2013 -- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei touches upon key issues such as Iran’s stance on nuclear weapons, talks with the United States and domestic politics.
  • Iran denies presence of expert in North Korea nuclear test Iran Press TV 19 Feb 2013 -- Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has rejected media claims about the presence of an Iranian expert at the site of North Korea’s recent nuclear test.
  • P5+1 must recognize Iran's nuclear rights: Spokesman Iran Press TV 19 Feb 2013 -- Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman says if the group of six major world powers (P5+1) recognizes the Islamic Republic’s rights, Tehran will remove their concerns over the country’s nuclear energy program.
  • Kerry: Mandatory Budget Cuts Would Hurt US Foreign Policy VOA 20 Feb 2013 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says mandatory federal budget cuts set for March 1 will undermine America's position in the world, damaging both U.S. foreign policy and private sector investment.
  • Armenian President Sargsyan Secures Second Term in Office RIA Novosti 19 Feb 2013 -- Incumbent Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has won Armenia's presidential election with over 58 percent of the vote, according to official results announced by the country's Central Election Commission (CEC) on Tuesday.
  • UN human rights office concerned over Egypt's draft law on demonstrations UN News Centre 19 Feb 2013 -- The United Nations human rights office today voiced concerns about the draft law on demonstrations approved by the Egyptian Cabinet last week, in particular regarding the type and scope of limitations imposed on the freedom of assembly.
  • UN rights office concerned by conviction of 25 Sahrawi civilians by military court UN News Centre 19 Feb 2013 -- The United Nations human rights office today expressed concern over the conviction of 25 Sahrawi civilians by a military court after they clashed with security forces in a protest camp near Laayoune, Western Sahara.
  • Why the Sahel needs $1.6 billion again this year IRIN 19 Feb 2013 -- The 2013 Sahel Regional Strategy calls for US$1.66 billion to help meet humanitarian needs and build up resilience among vulnerable groups - an identical figure to the 2012 crisis appeal - even though aid agencies estimate the number of Sahelians at risk of going hungry this year has dropped 44 percent to 10.3 million. IRIN spoke to aid agency representatives to find out why the ask has remained constant.
  • How Social Networks Are Dealing With Terrorists RFE/RL 19 Feb 2013 -- At the end of January, Twitter suspended the account of the Somali-based Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group Al-Shabaab. The account was taken offline after the group posted a video on Twitter threatening to kill two Kenyan hostages unless the Kenyan government met its demands.



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