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17 July 2013 Military News

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  • Kerry: No Rush to Judgment on Morsi Ouster VOA 17 Jul 2013 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Egypt's new interim leaders need to restore stability following the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. He told Arab League foreign ministers in Jordan that the Obama administration is not rushing to declare this a coup, an important legal distinction that would affect U.S. aid to Egypt.
  • Pro-Morsy protests continue in Egypt after new cabinet takes office Iran Press TV 17 Jul 2013 -- Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi continue their protests, as the country's interim government takes office.
  • Pro-Morsi protesters stage fresh protest rally in Cairo Iran Press TV 17 Jul 2013 -- Supporters of Egypt's deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, have staged a mass protest rally in Cairo against the country's new interim government.
  • Morsi Loyalists Protest as Egypt's New Government Begins Work VOA 17 Jul 2013 -- Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi are continuing their mass protests against the political transition underway in Egypt, following the formation of a new interim Cabinet that has no members from Islamist parties.
  • Bangladesh sentences Muslim leader to death Iran Press TV 17 Jul 2013 -- A Bangladesh tribunal has sentenced to death a top leader of Jamaat-e-Islami party for his role in the mass killings during the country's 1971 independence war.
  • Lawmakers Question Collection of Americans' Phone Records VOA 17 Jul 2013 -- Democratic and Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on the Judiciary have questioned why the National Security Agency is collecting the phone records of millions of Americans, when the majority of the calls are not relevant to any terrorist investigations.
  • Germany military knew of US spying: Report Iran Press TV 17 Jul 2013 -- A German newspaper has revealed that the German military has for years been aware of US spying program PRISM despite Berlin's claim that it did not know of the surveillance operations.
  • Putin Says U.S. Ties More Important Than Snowden 'Squabbles' RFE/RL 17 Jul 2013 -- President Vladimir Putin says Russian-American ties are more important than the issue of the fugitive former U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who is currently sheltering at a Moscow airport.
  • White House Again Urges Russia to Reject Snowden Asylum Bid RIA Novosti 17 Jul 2013 -- The White House on Tuesday dismissed allegations that former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is being persecuted by the US government and again called on Moscow to reject his request for asylum and send him back to the United States to stand trial on charges of espionage and theft.
  • US Sends Extradition Requests for Snowden - WikiLeaks RIA Novosti 17 Jul 2013 -- The United States sent extradition requests for former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden to five countries, WikiLeaks said in its Twitter account on Wednesday.
  • US-Russia Relations Bigger Than Snowden Affair Says Putin RIA Novosti 17 Jul 2013 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin praised relations between Russia and the United States Wednesday, saying they are more important than any intelligence scandal.
  • Lawyer Says Snowden Could Seek Russian Citizenship VOA 17 Jul 2013 -- Edward Snowden's attorney says the fugitive U.S. intelligence leaker has not ruled out the possibility of seeking Russian citizenship.
  • Russia: 5+1G eager to hold new round of talks with Iran IRNA 17 Jul 2013 -- Russian Foreign Ministry announced here Tuesday that the group of five UNSC veto members and Germany is eager for holding a new round of nuclear talks with the Islamic Republic of Iran in near future.
  • FM: Talks will continue with G5+1 IRNA 17 Jul 2013 -- Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said Wednesday that members of the Group 5+1 have voiced readiness to resume talks with Iran and that Tehran would definitely continue the talks in future.
  • P5+1 eager to resume talks with Iran: Russia Iran Press TV 17 Jul 2013 -- Russia says the P5+1 group of world powers is willing to resume its comprehensive talks with Iran in the near future.
  • Iran nuclear activities irreversible: Lawmaker Iran Press TV 17 Jul 2013 -- An Iranian lawmaker says Tehran's nuclear energy activities are irreversible, stressing that the next Iranian administration will use transparency to disambiguate the issue.
  • Iran to hold nuclear contamination drills: Official Iran Press TV 17 Jul 2013 -- Head of Iran's Passive Defense Organization says the Islamic Republic plans to hold exercises in the near future to increase its preparedness for any possible nuclear contamination scenario.

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