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07 May 2013 Military News

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  • Obama: North Korea Must Replace Threats with 'Meaningful Steps' AFPS 07 May 2013 -- President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye agreed during a joint press conference here today that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his government in Pyongyang must stop provocations and pursue a peaceful path if North Korea is ever to emerge from its stark position of isolation among the world's nations.
  • US, S. Korea: Pyongyang's Provocations Failed VOA 07 May 2013 -- After White House talks, U.S. President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-Hye have called on North Korea to end provocative behavior, and commit to meaningful steps to de-nuclearize.
  • Obama, S. Korean President to Show Unity on North Korea VOA 07 May 2013 -- U.S. President Barack Obama is hosting South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the White House Tuesday, for talks expected to focus on North Korea and its nuclear threats.
  • Taiwanese arrested for suspected dealings with North Korea CNA 07 May 2013 -- Two Taiwanese men have been arrested in the United States and Estonia for trying to export weapons machinery to North Korea, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed Tuesday.
  • North Korea Withdraws Two Missiles – Agency RIA Novosti 07 May 2013 -- Two North Korean mid-range missiles reportedly prepared for launch in April were recently withdrawn from their coastal positions, South Korean news agency Yonhap said Tuesday.
  • Man and Son Charged With Trying to Get Weapons to N.Korea RIA Novosti 07 May 2013 -- A Taiwan resident with suspected ties to North Korea has been charged together with his son with seeking to bypass a US ban on the export of weapons machinery to Pyongyang with the aim of helping the country obtain weapons of mass destruction (WMD), law enforcement officers in the United States said.
  • Bank of China Closes North Korea's Foreign Trade Account RIA Novosti 07 May 2013 -- Bank of China has closed the account of a major North Korean bank slapped with US sanctions in March over what Washington said was the bank's assistance in financing Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.
  • Members of UN-mandated probe into human rights abuses in DPR Korea announced UN News Centre 07 May 2013 -- The President of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Remigiusz A. Henczel, today announced the appointment of the members of the commission of inquiry set up to investigate alleged abuses in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
  • Iran warns US, allies against provocative actions in Persian Gulf drill Iran Press TV 07 May 2013 -- Iran's Foreign Ministry has warned the US and foreign forces conducting a drill in the Persian Gulf against any provocative actions, saying that Iranian Armed Forces constantly monitor their movements.
  • Lankarani calls for massive voter turnout in June election Iran Press TV 07 May 2013 -- Iran presidential hopeful, Kamran Baqeri Lankarani, has called on Iranians to turn out massively in the June 14 presidential election.
  • First Candidates Submit Bids for Iranian Presidency RIA Novosti 07 May 2013 -- Five prominent Iranian politicians submitted their candidature for the post of the country's president on Tuesday as registration of candidates opened prior to June 14 polls.
  • Less dependent on food rations IRIN 07 May 2013 -- Food security in Iraq has improved in the last decade, as the American-led invasion brought an end to sanctions and a resumption of open relations between Iraq and the rest of the world.
  • Libya defense minister resigns over siege of ministries Iran Press TV 07 May 2013 -- Libya's Defense Minister Mohammed al-Bargathi has resigned in protest against a siege by armed men on government ministries, denouncing the siege as 'an assault on democracy' in the North African country.
  • Bird flu virus kills 4 more in China Iran Press TV 07 May 2013 -- Four more people have died of the H7N9 bird flu virus in China's eastern provinces as the number of the infected also increased to 129.
  • Europe's Vega Launcher Orbits Estonia's First Satellite RIA Novosti 07 May 2013 -- The European light-class carrier rocket Vega, which lifted off from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana on Tuesday, successfully delivered three satellites into orbit, including Estonia's first spacecraft ESTCube-1, Estonian television reported.



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