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06 May 2013 Military News

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  • FM spokesman: Talks with US under pressures not feasible IRNA 06 May 2013 -- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast once again ruled out the possibility of talks between Tehran and Washington under the US-led western pressures against Iran.
  • Rafsanjani weighing situation to run for president Iran Press TV 06 May 2013 -- Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani says he is currently assessing the situation before making up his mind to enter the country's upcoming presidential election.
  • Media War Heats Up Ahead of Iran Vote RFE/RL 06 May 2013 -- When Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad delivered a speech at a highly anticipated government rally last month, Tehran's Azadi Stadium was nearly empty.
  • N. Korea a Major Focus of Obama Talks With S. Korean President VOA 06 May 2013 -- North Korea and the international response to provocations by Pyongyang will be a major focus of White House talks between U.S. President Barack Obama and President Park Geun-hye of South Korea.
  • South Korea dismisses North demands over joint industrial zone Iran Press TV 06 May 2013 -- South Korean government has refused to meet North Korea's demands for reviving suspended operations at a joint industrial complex amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
  • Women yet to regain their place IRIN 06 May 2013 -- In the 1980s, the UN says, Iraqi women enjoyed more basic rights than other women in the region. But years of dictatorship, sanctions and conflict, including the US-led invasion one decade ago, led to deterioration in women's status.
  • Iraq Election Results Indicate Growing Polarization RFE/RL 06 May 2013 -- The outcome of Iraq's provincial elections may not change the makeup of the government, but it has provided an important indication into the levels of support for the country's embattled government and rival political blocs.
  • Angara Rocket Launch Delayed to 2014 RIA Novosti 06 May 2013 -- The launch of Russia's new Angara carrier rocket has been delayed by at least a year, Defense Ministry officials said on Monday.
  • Boston Bombing Suspects 'Got What They Deserved' - Kadyrov RIA Novosti 06 May 2013 -- Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said on Monday he had no plans to offer any assistance to the suspects in last month's deadly bombing in Boston, saying that the two brothers "got what they deserved."
  • Taipower says 3rd nuclear plant is not near Hengchun Fault CNA 06 May 2013 -- A geological survey showed that the Hengchun Fault in Pingtung County is located outside the third nuclear power plant in Ma-anshan in the southernmost county and the core samples taken from the fault zone did not show a fault plane, the Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) said Monday in a press release.
  • Armenian Ruling Party Wins Big In Disputed Yerevan Vote RFE/RL 06 May 2013 -- Armenia's ruling party appears to have won weekend municipal elections in Yerevan by an unexpectedly wide margin.
  • ICC Postpones Trial for Kenyan Deputy President VOA 06 May 2013 -- The International Criminal Court [ICC] has delayed the trial of Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, who is facing charges of crimes against humanity.



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